Visual Development || Production Design || Background Designer
Stephanie is currently a Concept Artist at Rare-Microsoft Studios. She flew over from Geneva, Switzerland in 2006 to study Illustration at University. In 2009 she won a high commendation with her first dummy picture book at “Pan McMillan Children’s Picture book Prize” in 2009 which led her to specialise in younger market illustration after graduating. She soon after realised that her love for the world of picture books had originally stemmed from animated movies and cartoons that had shaped her childhood. She refined her skills toward the entertainment industry by undertaking a Concept Art course through the online Vancouver Animation School.
Her first role as concept artist was on “The Story of Flewn”. Soon after she had the chance of working on various projects ranging from apps with “Note Mice” for Jenolt Interactive , “Bye-Bye” for Mimo Films, to prop designs for theatre productions, and themed visitor attractions set constructions through Scruffy Dog Ltd. She also continued her illustration work having published her first educational picture book “George Ferris’ Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel” , as well as having led a workshop on creating a children’s picture book though the “Love and Etiquette” foundation.
She worked on initial concept art for the award winning music video “Wonderful” directed by Amos Sussigan (Paramount Pictures/Warner Brothers) and was the background designer for the animated musical short “Aria for a Cow” directed by Disney VFX animator Dan Lund, based on an unreleased song by the Oscar-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. She then worked as a colour key artist on "La Noria" an animated short film directed by filmmaker/animator Carlos Baena (Pixar, Paramount Pictures) currently in production. In 2016 her journey lead her to work for the video game studio Rare Ltd. as a concept artist for their latest released game title "Sea of Thieves" .