About TSG Greenville Editor Keaton Stroud:
Upon graduating from Clemson University with a major in graphic communications, Keaton Stroud moved to New York City to follow her lifelong dream of working in the magazine industry. In New York, she expanded her design knowledge and skills working in the editorial, fashion, and home decor industries while working for several magazines, including ELLE Decor and Lucky Magazine, as well as the contemporary fashion designer MILLY by Michelle Smith. From there, she moved to the most iconic department store in the world, Saks Fifth Avenue, where she was an Editorial Designer and Art Director.

After the upsetting loss of her brother, Keaton made the difficult decision to move back home and be a bit closer to family. Keaton’s freelance design business in Greenville turned into her own creative agency, DECO Creative, offering brand development, graphic design, photography, and web design to Upstate South Carolina.

As Editor of The Scout Guide Greenville, Keaton loves celebrating local businesses and highlighting the people and places that make Greenville, South Carolina, such a unique city.


Keaton’s three favorite reasons to visit Greenville:

  1. Downtown Greenville. “Our downtown has it all. Saturday mornings I love grabbing coffee at a local cafe and hitting our tree-lined Main Street for the farmer’s market. Next I will stop by a few downtown art galleries and boutiques, then make my way to one of the many fabulous restaurants to meet friends for brunch. Another thing I love about our evolving downtown is the live music and entertainment. There are concerts, comedy shows, food festivals, and street fairs almost every weekend throughout the year.”
  2. Swamp Rabbit Trail. “This unique attraction is a 21-mile trail that runs along the Reedy River and connects our city’s parks all the way to Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina. You can explore the trail by bike or foot and stop by parks, breweries, and local eateries along the way all while taking in the beautiful green scenery of Greenville.”
  3. The People. “Greenville has to be one of the friendliest cities in the South! Our streets are filled with smiling faces and friendly locals who want visitors to feel at home. While Greenville is a large city, you get that small town Southern feeling everywhere you go.”

Words Keaton lives by:
“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who to be?” —Danielle LaPorte