portrait of Stephen B. Kolins

Stephen B. Kolins has always been a creative and innovative designer, experimenting with an array of artistic outlets of expression. After studying theatre, film and photography in college, Stephen’s first foray into design involved orchestrating theatrical lighting for rock concerts. Later on, he worked with his dad in the fashion industry, eventually bringing his creative talents to several New York fashion houses.

Envisioning a change of direction and realizing that he could combine his love for nature with his talents in design and theatrics, Stephen taught himself the Latin and English taxonomy of flora, and subsequently began work in the floral market to - his first steps toward becoming an event designer.

Stephen’s first designed event was his own wedding at the Rainbow Room. After honing his signature style, Stephen was hired by a large floral design company where he was quickly recognized for the originality of his designs and ability to integrate and realize the visions of his clients, often delivering results beyond what they had imagined possible.

In 1997, Stephen decided to establish his very own platform for his artistic services and founded SBK Associates, Inc., where he continues to create unique and innovative designs for all types of events.

SBK Associates, Inc. is based in New York, where Stephen resides with his wife and enjoys fishing, decadent foods, traveling, and still loves rock concerts.