About

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.

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Resume

Pepperdine University, Malibu | 2004 – 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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:

September 2015
Program, thank you cards, and poster for Kara Finney’s Memorial
July 2015
Invitations, rsvp cards, table numbers, and escort cards for Phil Sunshine’s 85th Birthday Party
December 2014
Baby announcement and holiday cards for The Weyhe-Floyd Family
November 2014
Baby announcement, holiday cards, and personalized stationary for The Evans Family
October 2014
Website for Precision Wellness Center
June 2014
Wedding invitation suite and calligraphy for Caroline & Michael
May 2014
Wedding invitation suite, website, and reception paper goods for Deniz & Josue
March 2014
Brand identity and brochures for Precision Wellness Center
February 2014
Wedding invitation suite, calligraphy, and reception favors for Stephanie & Tyler
December 2013
Wedding invitation suite for Kristine & Kenji
October 2013
Save the dates for Dan & Holly
August 2013
Website for Here Now Popup
June 2013
Save the dates and wedding website for Stephanie & Tyler
January 2013
Website for Sam D Koch, Sound + Image
February 2012
Wedding invitation suite, calligraphy, and ceremony paper goods for Diane & Paul
January 2012
Album and single covers for Zaturn Valley
March 2011
Wedding invitations and calligraphy for Jeffrey & Rachel
November 2010
Business identity suite and website for Sweet Survival
July 2009
Brand identity, business suite and website for Gary B. Mitchell, Attorney
June 2008
Brand identity, business suite, and website for Julie Goldberg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
August 2007
Logo for Pepperdine Student Government Association

Some of my strongest skills are:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Some PHP
  • Some jQuery
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Calligraphy
  • Hand Lettering
  • Screen Printing
  • Letterpress

Download a copy of my resume.