About Stephanie

I believe in the power of design to transform a brand. Strong messaging + purposeful design = amazing brand experiences. I have an intimate understanding of how thoughtful design and targeted messaging can create incredible user experiences.

I believe there is power in collaboration and love giving generously to develop ideas and in support of teams. I am also a designer at heart and I thrive on the creative process. 

A strategic thinker known for the ability to translate business goals into bold, impactful creative I am a tiredness advocate for the end user. Both digital and analog my multidisciplinary skill-set includes graphic/web/interactive/social/brand/communications and design management. I believe in research and presenting solutions that reflect a thoughtfully considered process. The mid-point between analytical and creative is where I shine.

 

Experience

BLACKROCK  |  San Francisco, California
Art Director, Vice President, Global Creative Services  |  2010–2017
Art Director for BlackRock’s US/West Coast based design team creating engaging, innovative design concepts for integrated campaigns, dynamic web pages, social media campaigns, large-scale branded events, direct mail, collateral, infographics and video. 

MEYER SOUND  |  Berkeley, California
Graphic Designer, contract position  |  2009
Assisted the Creative Director with preparation for seven back-to-back industry trade shows. The work included booth design, online advertisements, web assets, invitations, rebranding materials, and designing the graphics for a newly constructed booth. 

MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL (MSCI)  |  Berkeley, California
Art Director, Creative Services  |  2004–2009
Creative leader and manager of a comprehensive creative services group serving clients through 20 offices worldwide. Responsible for the look, feel and implementation of the company brand across all media. 

BARRA Inc.  |  Berkeley, California
Art Director, Director of Creative Services  |  1998–2004
Developed and evolved a brand identity for Barra’s software products establishing standards for products delivering $141 million in annual revenue. 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM  |  New York, New York
Assistant to the museum store buyer responsible for merchandising decisions and working with artists and artisans to develop new products for sale in the museum’s store and catalog.

 

EDUCATION

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  |  BFA, COMMUNICATION ARTS  |  Old Westbury, New York
Graphic Design, Computer Illustration, Film Production

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS  |  New York, New York
Advertising Design

UC BERKELEY EXTENSION  |  San Francisco, California
User Experience Design
Interactivity in InDesign

CENTER FOR ELECTRONIC ARTS  |  San Francisco, California
Web design, HTML, Photoshop

CYBER TRAINING  |  San Francisco, California
Flash, DreamWeaver

STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE  |  New York, New York
Brand Initiatives

IMPARTURE  |  San Francisco, California
User Experience Design and Testing

 

TOOLS

Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
DreamWeaver
Flash
Acrobat
Sketch
InVision
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Jira
Dropbox
Google Drive

KNOWLEDGE OF
HTML
CSS
UX/UI