Stephanie Griffin is a cat-loving, bike riding, San Francisco living, visual designer and illustrator. She has a keen eye for detail, a versatile skill set, and a creative sensibility. She specializes in brand identity, marketing materials, web design, and wedding invitations.
A bit about me
I was raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz and have spent most of my life in California. I studied art and graphic design at Pepperdine University in Malibu. I spent a semester abroad in London, which proved to be one of the most character shaping experiences of my life. I now live in San Francisco where I hang out with my husband and our cat, Ponyo, and our dog, Piper. Some of my interests and inspirations include, but are not limited to: music, art, fashion, photography, cooking, whales, polar bears, sweet potato fries, sushi, Japanese culture, turntables, museums, bars with low lighting, San Francisco architecture, concerts, and collecting fashion magazines. My favorite bands of all time are The Beatles and Rilo Kiley. I love the later works of Matisse and my favorite art movement is Dada. I am slightly obsessed with taking pictures of my pets.
Graduated Cum Laude; Dean’s List Fall 2006 & Spring 2007
Academy of Art University, San Francisco | Spring – Fall 2010, Fall 2012
Continuing Studies courses in screen printing, clothed-figure drawing, watercolor, and calligraphy
Molly Jacques Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Workshop, San Francisco | October 2013
Two-day intensive workshop learning modern calligraphy basics, hand lettering techniques, and advanced computer tutorials with Molly Jacques, professional calligrapher and illustrator.
San Francisco Center for the Book Letterpress Core Class: Tabletop Platen Presses, San Francisco | November 2013
Certification training for using tabletop platen presses at SFCB. Topics included typesetting, locking up the chase, handling registration, printing edition work, using polymer plates, and training on the guillotine paper cutter.
Graphic Designer at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Stanford University | January 2010 – Present
During the time I have worked at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, where I started out as a program production artist and quickly got promoted to be the new head of graphic design of Marketing & Communications. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is an umbrella organization for all youth-oriented groups and organizations at Stanford, for which I am responsible for the aesthetics of the organization itself and the many programs that are a part of it.
Working with the Director of Marketing & Communications to implement a strategic marketing plan,
resulting in the most application starts for all of our programs.
Redefining and creating the brand identity for 15 different programs within the organization.
Designing posters, brochures, booklets, and print and digital ads for marketing purposes.
Managing communications staff by directing projects and delegating work.
Designing internal communication materials, such as a monthly online magazine and a yearly published journal.
Directing outside contractors for print, web, and video projects.
Creating logos, letterhead, and business materials for various departments, keeping in line with the Stanford identity.
Designing, coding, and maintaining websites in HTML & CSS, Drupal, and Wordpress, utilizing Stanford web themes.
Designing and coding HTML emails for email campaigns.
Managing social media designs and assisting in social media updates.
Creating and maintaining program forms, how-to guides, and updating program websites.
Photographing summer events for use in promotional materials.
Preparing files for press and working with printers.
Production Artist, Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth, Stanford, CA | September 2008 – January 2010
Responsibilities included designing and producing the visual interface for the online learning programs.
Graphic Designer & Illustrator at Preston Blake, LLC, Malibu, CA | September 2007 – December 2007
Designed business cards, company letterhead and business materials folder; hand drew illustrations for product guides; created PDF templates for customer forms.
Production Artist Intern at Radio Disney, Burbank, CA | January 2007 – April 2007
Responsibilities included designing logos and layouts for print & web media (magazines, banner ads, flyers, posters); preparing digital files for print and web; archiving digital files.
Some of the side projects I have professionally worked on:
Program, thank you cards, and poster for Kara Finney’s Memorial
Invitations, rsvp cards, table numbers, and escort cards for Phil Sunshine’s 85th Birthday Party
Baby announcement and holiday cards for The Weyhe-Floyd Family
Baby announcement, holiday cards, and personalized stationary for The Evans Family
Website for Precision Wellness Center
Wedding invitation suite and calligraphy for Caroline & Michael
Wedding invitation suite, website, and reception paper goods for Deniz & Josue
Brand identity and brochures for Precision Wellness Center
Wedding invitation suite, calligraphy, and reception favors for Stephanie & Tyler
Wedding invitation suite for Kristine & Kenji
Save the dates for Dan & Holly
Website for Here Now Popup
Save the dates and wedding website for Stephanie & Tyler
Website for Sam D Koch, Sound + Image
Wedding invitation suite, calligraphy, and ceremony paper goods for Diane & Paul
Album and single covers for Zaturn Valley
Wedding invitations and calligraphy for Jeffrey & Rachel
Business identity suite and website for Sweet Survival
Brand identity, business suite and website for Gary B. Mitchell, Attorney
Brand identity, business suite, and website for Julie Goldberg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Logo for Pepperdine Student Government Association