With a degree in engineering, Steven Stannard initially pursued a career as an engineer. Then he decided to follow his long-held passion for design, studying industrial design in Munich from 2017 to 2019. He has been designing corporate identities and advising organizations on their development, with independent projects and as a part-time employee at a technology startup. With the design of the WhiteBook, he joined the iF Design Foundation team. Since 2021, he has been a guest lecturer in "Design Fundamentals" at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.