A dork by trade, creative by chance. ;)
Howdy! I'm Audrey Stemen – Originally from Lima, Ohio, studied in Columbus at CCAD... and I'm now a Phoenix, Arizona-based graphic designer, illustrator, motion designer, and a billion other things that I can intrigue you with later*
I've never been one to step down from learning something new when my heart is fully into it. I think there's always something new to learn and you can never have too many tricks up your tattooed sleeve. (I only have a little ampersand on my wrist... but sleeves are sweet too.)
I'm typically designing frames for animation, storyboards, or custom lettering while working on my motion graphic chops, concept art, and a little 3D design. A lot of my favorite things to do are self-taught, but makes it so much more fun.
When I'm not doing any of that stuff, I'm planning my next traveling adventure (probably hiking-oriented) with my boyfriend Justin, spoiling our newly-rescued mutt Rocky, and most likely strutting Old Navy attire... its seriously about 95% of my wardrobe.
If you ever want to chat, say hi, share a virtual high-five, or possibly work together on an upcoming project, just send an email at and I shall return the carrier pigeon.
I'll be happy to hear from you no matter the reason :)
*Also I wasn't kidding:
A lover of quesadillas – I just love them.
I'm a fanatic for my personal brand Lightning-Yellow #FDD600 (but my favorite color is actually navy blue)
Someone who physically cries at the sight of cows and mountains
Probably the biggest fan of the show Frasier you will seriously ever meet
About the Biz
DESIGN FOR ANIMATION
Audrey Stemen Design & Creative is a creative studio based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Individuality is the first and foremost goal with every project – whether it's a single person, organization, mission, dream, or beyond. Sometimes the most unconventional of ideas are the most fun and the most unique. I'm your gal to think beyond what's been done and bring your idea into its own spotlight – and it only takes a little bit of faith, trust, and good 'ole grit.
(Sorry, no pixie dust here... just pixel dust, ha.)
The purpose of why you're here is simple:
To make something different.
Believe in the process.
Hit the jackpot with your vision's "out there" ambitions.
WHAT AWESOME PEOPLE SAY
Her incredible eye for design, her inventive mind, and her undeniable work ethic are rare traits. She brings immense value to any project she’s a part of.
But her talent is only part of what makes Audrey so special. She’s also warm, funny, passionate, and extraordinarily bright and inquisitive. I would recommend her for any job without hesitation and always look forward to working with her again.
She delivers creative work that consistently exceeds expectations, and leaves you wondering, "how did she do that?"
Audrey has the uncanny ability to distill complex ideas and feelings into media that resonates and connects, while delivering creative work that is inspiring and unexpected.
I can't recommend Audrey enough for animation! She's fast, reliable, intuitive, and a ray of sunshine to work with."
CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Unique visual aesthetic? Yup. Ability to be creative within a brief’s constraints, while still pushing the boundaries? Definitely.
Strong professional maturity, communication skills, and work ethic? Yes, yes, and oh hell yes.
But she’s more than just a skillset. Audrey is a genuinely kind and wonderful human, the type of collaborator you want to keep around. I cannot recommend working with her enough.