Meet the First-Generation
Happy Birthday, Stephanie!
Thank you for being the heart & soul of this company.
Today, we celebrate you!
When Rotimi Kehinde founded Kingdom Branding five years ago with the vision of becoming an all-service creative partner for businesses and non-profit organizations around the world, not a soul could foresee their impact on the Illinois political landscape. As an immigrant business owner from Nigeria, Rotimi worked tirelessly to build and develop Kingdom Branding over the course of 10+ years. After freelancing and working as a solopreneur for many years, in 2017 Rotimi volunteered as Creative Director for Amara Enyia’s mayoral campaign. Without knowing, this decision radically changed the trajectory of the company in just short five years, not only because they were able to take on 22 political clients many from Illinois, but because this is where Rotimi met Stephanie Picado.
Attending Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center with caring and passionate teachers who who empowered young women specifically underrepresented in the technology industry opened the door to a world of possibilities. Stephanie’s natural curiosity and desire to learn paired with the pressing societal issues arising at the time: immigration policy, the DREAM act, Black Lives Matter, climate change and global warming, fostered a unique perspective and awareness to not only her own lived experience, but the shared lived experience and struggle of her peers.
In her early days at Kingdom Branding, Stephanie was strictly a graphic designer, creating social banners, logos, ads, brochures, etc. Within a year and a half, Stephanie grew her skills exponentially developing content strategy, UI/UX design, and websites optimized for every device quickly being promoted to Kingdom Branding’s Creative Director. Stephanie’s goal oriented and solution-focused approach to design has allowed her to deliver exactly what our clients look for: innovative, clean, and refreshing design.