Steve Blackwood earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago with minors in Advertising, Design, and Marketing. For nearly 25 years, Blackwood was employed as an Art Director while simultaneously developing his artistic style as a sculptor. Major clients include Playboy, Smithsonian, Time-Life, the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, MasterCard, and Visa. He currently resides in Delray Beach, Florida where he breathes new life into old industrial parts in the form of sculpture. Blackwood also serves as the Director of the Arts Fusion Foundation where community artists provide an arts education to the at-risk youth of Palm Beach County. His works can be found in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and within various US government and private collections.