Steven Picanza

Steven Picanza is a brand architect, business strategist, and marketing director with a core purpose centered around connecting people, products, and organizations with their core audience. 

Co-founder of the lifestyle brand for the creative entrepreneur, "The Creative Hustler", Steven is also the Director of Marketing for OpenEye Global, a digital experience design agency as well as being a strategic advisor for The Agency Guy, a business consultancy referring brands of all sizes to the right marketing firm based on capabilities, culture, and strategy.

Currently, Steven is a co-host on both The Creative Hustler Podcast and CoffeeTalk with OpenEye Global. 

Steven, being passionate about all things creative, is also an Executive Board member of The San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild, a non-profit organization he helped found in 2009.


Steven has appeared at the following events or universities as a speaker, podcast host, educator, or influencer

  • New Media Europe
  • San Diego Entrepreneur Summit
  • University of California, San Diego
  • San Diego State University 
  • Accion International 
  • Sam Adams Brewing The American Dream 
  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • Temecula Chamber of Commerce
  • SCORE
  • Bolo Digital Marketing Conference
  • Digital Signage Expo 
  • EuroShop a GoGO 
  • IED - The European Institute of Design 
  • Bocconi University Entrepreneurship Club
  • Drexel University, Lebow College of Business 
  • The Infopreneur Summit 
  • In The Trenches MBA Program 
  • The MARCC Academy

Steven has been featured on or written for the following publications 

  • Advertising Week
  • About.Me
  • Marketing Land
  • HubSpot 
  • SCORE
  • Startups.co 
  • Huffington Post 
  • iMedia Connection
  • Digital Signage Connection 
  • Aviation Pros 
  • The Pratt Retail Institute 
  • Business Collective