I started playing around with Adobe Photoshop as a hobby in the 10th grade. I cannot explain why, but as soon as I clicked that little magic wand - I knew I never wanted to stop! Since that fateful day, I have significantly sharpened my media skills and ‘fine-tuned’ my artistic focus to uniquely master my ‘passion of pride.’
In 2011, I started working for my local church fellowship as an administrative assistant. Within a few brief months, congregational leadership had discovered that, not only did I know my way around photoshop; but I was also quite proficient at the creation & implementation of all other updated media needs. That my friends, began the genesis of my graphic design career!
Well after my design days with the Church office, I continued to challenge myself with new software functionality and made sure to stay up to date with all of the new product features associated within the ever-growing Photoshop application. By the end of 2017, I had proudly begun mastering Adobe Illustrator.
Today, I can proudly say that my persistence to learning and wholesome dedication has finally paid off. I currently work at my dream job as the Creative Director for St. Nick's Christmas Lighting & Décor. What’s even more exciting? I have recently launched my freelance business, Stephie.Design 😊
My media-creation model is primarily targeted for mid-level entrepreneurs and small businesses, as I offer easy platform web-site layout (WIX and Squarespace and some WordPress), logo creation, social media photography, and cohesive graphic design. Basically, I am a one-stop-shop for all of one’s ‘digitally generated’ needs.
As an intrinsically imaginative spirit, being stuck at a job that did not allow me to fully tap into my creative juices often left me feeling severely suffocated and unfulfilled. I have faced many internal struggles before finding the confidence to step into who I am as a creative professional. At first, I unfairly doubted myself and always felt like I didn’t have the “right” to call myself a designer or photographer.
Although it took fifteen years, I have that confidence now and I’m never looking back!
Will you be my next Design Journey Co-Pilot? I promise you it will be better than you ever imagined 😊
ABOUT ART + DESIGN BY STEPHANIE
ART + DESIGN BY STEPHANIE is the go-to creative designer for all entrepreneurs and small businesses who require a visually stunning public presence for their company. ART + DESIGN BY STEPHANIE specializes in superior service & customer satisfaction by placing each client's needs as priority #1. At ART + DESIGN BY STEPHANIE, a completion deadline has never been missed, nor a bad review ever posted.
Services Include: logo creation, web design, social media management, website photography (which includes portrait, lifestyle, and product photography), graphic generation, and various other design services.
A Personal Touch:
What sets me apart from the rest of the pack is that I relentlessly aim to bring your grandest design concepts to life. I am a true visionary empath, and thoroughly enjoy creating what other's "see" in their minds but cannot say. Don't worry, I can see your ideas just by speaking with you!🙂
Working with each new client uniquely; I will fully Visualize, Strategize, and Realize all of your design dreams into digital reality.
I also create digital planner inserts, printable, and procreate brushes that can all be found in my Creative Shop!
Curious about what this (ADHD) creative uses to keep me organized and ready to work, check out my Amazon Links where I share some of my favorite creative must-haves as well as daily things to make life a little easier!