MORE ABOUT STACY

 

From RGB to CMYK conversion, and dot gain to ink limits, to rasterizing and layouts, solves design problems so messages are seen, read, and remembered. 

Work includes projects for 12 industries (non-profit, B2B & B2C). Helps peak usability with graphics that create an easy, stimulating read. Hybrid knowledge (design/production) saves employer a ton of time and wasted effort by doing graphics the right way.

Fits like a glove in a fast-paced, ROI-centric culture that appreciates good design married with good production.

In addition to her impressive design abilities, Stacy began her art career as a young girl with coloring books, arts and crafts, latch hook, needlepoint, and cross-stitch. Her passion for art got an enormous boost from her seventh grade art teacher, Mrs. Schwartz, who taught her how to draw upside down to help train the right side of her brain. Her creative expression and fulfillment flourished with a year-long place mat project and painting.

 

Stacy's development as an artist continued as she wrote and designed her own book and magazine, took drawing classes, experimented with plastics, advanced as a painter by learning to look at color and shape instead of the entire object, immersed herself in photography and mastered the printmaking process, which as helped in her design career.

A change occurred in Stacy's life nine years ago when she accepted a part-time position as an Adjunct Web Design Instructor for a Occupational College and found she had a knack for teaching. Although she doesn't design as much as she used to, Stacy is busy teaching kids and adults skills in art and design mostly through online remote learning. College students seek out Stacy's help with learning the graphic design software programs, HTML and CSS, and more importantly, assistance and guidance with their design projects.

She still flips her drawings or paintings upside.



EDUCATION
 

  • B.A. in Journalism, University of Kentucky

  • B.A. in Graphic Design, Northern Kentucky University

  • 120-Hr. TESOL Certification, International Open Academy

  • Certification in Teaching Elementary Education, Moreland University (formerly Teach–Now)

  • Certified in Makeup Artistry, New Skills Academy

     

PROGRAMS

  • Adobe Creative Cloud:

    • InDesign

    • Illustrator

    • Photoshop

    • Dreamweaver

    • Acrobat

  •  Affinity Software:

    • Designer

    • Photo

    • Publisher


 

 

 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION
 

First Place

Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest Poster Competition

Covington, KY

9th Place (over 500+ entries)

Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series Poster Competition

Santa Monica, CA

Featured on the show "Designing your Future"

Episode 11, Graphic Design

Arcadia, CA

  • Online Software:

    • Bandzoogle

    • Canva

    • Coggle

    • VoiceThread

    • Wix

    • WordPress

    • Zoom

  •  Coding Languages:

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • Some JavaScript