Steve Giralt '02 (advertising photography) is a director, photographer and visual engineer. His company, The Garage, is a tabletop production company based in Brooklyn. There, he creates innovative and engaging content for food and beverage clients all over the world.
He works for most of the top advertising agencies for brands like Pepsi, Hershey's, Starbucks, Dunkin', Kroger, Tim Hortons and more.
As part of his image-making process, he incorporates tools like robotics, 3D motion capture, pneumatics, Arduino, Phantom slow motion cameras and lots of other technologies and engineering. Although he didn’t study engineering, he wishes he did.
After graduating from RIT, he moved to New York City to assist other photographers and break into the industry. A few years later, he started his own photography studio shooting editorial, catalog and advertising photos for a range of clients.
Although he had left school, he never stopped learning. His love for information and creating with his hands brought him to start taking continuing education courses in the evenings all over NYC. He took courses in woodworking, welding, plastics, Arduino, Maya, filmmaking and more. It was this passion that led him to transition out of photography into doing work as a visual engineer.