Stephanie was born in 1971 in Seoul, S. Korea, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Naturally adept at art, she decided she wanted to go to art school and obtained her BFA degree in Illustration from the Laguna College of Art & Design in 1995. After working for a few years in the marketing department of a large corporation, she entered the MFA Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she earned her degree in 1999. She came back out to California soon after graduation and started pursuing a career in painting and graphic design. She works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas, with styles ranging from graphic florals to abstract expressionist paintings. She exhibits all over Southern California and also works as an Art Director at the graphic design firm JDA Inc. in Long Beach, CA.