A dork by trade, creative by chance. ⚡️
Howdy! I'm Audrey Stemen – Originally from Lima, Ohio, studied in Columbus at Columbus College of Art & Design, and now I'm a Phoenix, Arizona-based graphic designer, illustrator, motion designer, and a billion other things that I can intrigue you with later*
I've always believed that learning is the key to growth and success. There's always something new to learn and you can never have too many tricks up your tattooed sleeve. (I only have a little "&" on my wrist... but sleeves are sweet too.)
I love designing (especially for animation,) illustrating, and combining those with working on my motion design chops. Concept art and a little 3D design are other things I fancy, too. A lot of my favorite things to do are self-taught, but makes it so much more fun.
Offline, I'm planning our next traveling adventure (probably hiking-oriented) with my partner in crime and creativity Justin, spoiling our rescued mutt Rocky, and most likely sipping a blood orange San Pellegrino in our sunny backyard ☀️
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall return a message via carrier pigeon.
I'll be happy to hear from you no matter the reason :)
*Also I wasn't kidding:
Quesadillas – I just love them.
I'm a fanatic for my personal brand Lightning-Yellow #FDD600 (but my favorite color is actually a nice dark pine green)
Someone who physically cries at the sight of cows and mountains
Probably the biggest fan of 90's sitcom Frasier you will seriously ever meet
About the Biz
DESIGN FOR ANIMATION
Audrey Stemen Design & Creative is, sure, one person (heyo!) – but a powerhouse of an army. 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 (and have fun with it.)
Learn something new.
Find me on YouTube!
In March of 2022 I hit the "record 🔴" button to talk design and share my (sometimes unconventional) process...
And damn, it's been so fun.
Feel free to check out the channel and subscribe if you find any of it helpful :)
WHAT AWESOME PEOPLE SAY
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SPACEJUNK
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.
I can't recommend Audrey enough for animation! She's fast, reliable, intuitive, and a ray of sunshine to work with."
FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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.