Raised in a small town in northern Wyoming, Stephanie Stalker grew up the daughter of a professional architect in a family with vast appreciation for design, music and the arts. Stalker has added her love of color, pattern and texture to her inherited eye for spatial design and architectural detail. After establishing a foundation in design while attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Stalker transitioned to study environmental design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
While a student at Art Center, Stalker was awarded the Takifuji International Art Award in Tokyo, Japan and was selected for participation in the Torino World Design Capital in Torino, Italy. Subsequently, she was involved in the Pacific Rim Project, a collaborative with students from Tama University in Tokyo, Japan. Stalker was also awarded an internship with Disney Consumer Products in Southern California.
Selected to study strategic product and service development at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, Stalker worked in collaboration with designers and business school students from around the world. An internship with Triad Berlin, a leading communication and design agency in Germany, followed INSEAD.
A collaborative project with the Art Center DesignMatters and Un Techo Para Mi Pais in Santiago, Chile, provided Stalker the opportunity to study social and economic impacts of design in concert with Chilean natives. Working with the Chileans, the design team programmed and created solutions affecting their daily living tasks, efforts that earned the group a Spark award along with worldwide recognition with an exhibition of the project in Shanghai, China, and also at the Royal College of Art in London, England.