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If you're new here, I'm Stephanie and I develop creative strategies and manipulate pixels for corporations, agencies, associations, and entrepreneurs. As an astute problem solver, I devise creative solutions that increase brand awareness and engagement—skillfulness that I obtained from over 10 years in senior creative roles.

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My Experience

creative director

I’ve transformed and led multi-disciplined teams that create usable, useful and engaging content and products. I specialize in the development of design strategies while ensuring visuals and messaging are strategically aligned as an intermediary between Marketing, Sales, Product, UX, and Visual Design teams.

user interface designer

As a UI designer, I live in the intersection of usability and visual design. I believe that interfaces should not only look good, but feel good too. It’s what I refer to as “informed creative”—design that is both memorable and measurable, grounded in strategy, data and best practices to deliver delightful user experiences.

graphic designer

I started this journey as a graphic designer. And while I’ve spent over a decade focused on digital, I find print design to be just as rewarding. From logos, brand identities, specialty brochures, and book covers, I expertly design pieces that help my clients to expand their offline customer base.

My Resume

Creative Director & Designer

Spencer Design, 2015—Current

Director of Creative & 
User Experience

Rewards Network, 2012—2015

Associate Creative Director

iCrossing Agency, 2010—2012

Director of Creative

Ticketmaster TicketExchange 
(formerly TicketsNow), 2008—2012

Creative Marketing 
Manager

Chicago Tribune Media Group, 2004—2008

Interactive Designer

Tribune Interactive, 2000—2004

Assistant Art Director/
Graphic Designer

Ebony/JET Magazines, 2010—2012

Graphic Designer

Talcott Publishing, 1998—1999

Primary Software Used
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A few tools of the trade

I occasionally use programs like Principle and Adobe XD, however, these are the programs that I use on a regular basis: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Axure RP, Sketch, Figma, Invision and Webflow.

Illustrator logoPhotoshop logoinDesign logoAxure RP logoSketch logoFigma logoInvision logoWebflow logo
Who I've worked with
A diverse group of noted brands

Throughout my corporate career, I’ve had the good fortune of working with some phenomenal people and some amazing brands. 
Now, as a full-time freelance creative, I've had the pleasure of working on even more brands across various industries—these are just a few.

Accenture logo
Alight Solutions logo
Bank of America logo
BMW logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield logo
Bridgestone logo
Chicago Tribune logo
Chuck E. Cheese logo
DirecTV logo
Dr Scholls logo
EBONY Jet Magazine logos
Firestone logo
Hearst Magazines logo
iCrossing logo
Loreal Paris logo
Maria Pinto M2057 logo
Midol logo
Naked Juice logo
Republic Services logo
Ticketmaster logo
A few of my accomplishments
Established the creative direction for Ally Bank’s social media branding,

winner of the 2011 Forrester Groundswell award for the innovative use of real-time online content creation and social media to engage consumers

Designed paid display ad campaign that led to increased spend of $21M

as ACD on the digital Agency of Record account for a major medical care organization in North America

EPpy Award winner for Best Overall Design of a Website

as a principal member of the Metromix.com redesign team and expansion campaign into New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, Baltimore and Orlando

10th Annual Webby Awards–Official Honoree

Working with DDB partners as Design Strategist for the redesign and marketing campaign for Chicagotribune.com, led to a lift of 4.8 million UVs

American Advertising (ADDY) Award Winner
(Consumer Website Design) Element 74
Winner, Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award
(Chicago Headline Club) Chicago Tribune
NAA Innovation in Media Award Winner
(Best in Show/Award of Excellence) Chicago Tribune
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