Creative Director

Faculty Lead, Entertainment Media

As a 46-year recording veteran, Steve’s name is well known throughout the music industry. His experience includes posts in Los Angeles at the renowned Record Plant Recording Studios, Rusk Sound Studios, and his own Take One Recording Studio. His accomplishments have garnered him many gold and platinum albums, which include two Grammy award-winning productions for Christian artists dc Talk and Steven Curtis Chapman. During the 80s, Steve devoted his talents primarily to the Jack Hayford Ministry at “The Church on the Way” in Los Angeles.

Upon relocating to Seattle in 1990, Steve became the Project Director for Bad Animals’ Studio X. He later took the helm of his own state-of-the-art mobile recording unit, Xtreme New Media Studios. He has recorded and engineered full length, original film scores for many feature films and numerous scores for interactive games. From 2002-2008 Steve worked with Overlake Christian Church, the largest church in the Northwest, as the Technical Arts Director, where he oversaw every aspect of audio, video, lighting, and staging for all services, concerts and conferences.

Looking forward to meeting new challenges, Smith has brought all of his skills and passion to his latest posts as Creative Director of Creatio and Faculty Lead for CMI, Audio Production BA, and Video Production BA. For more details go to

Design a Better World

If you want to work in tech, or a creative field—Northwest University's Creatio Center has a set of undergraduate degree programs focusing on the “digital revolution”.

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