Stephanie Schechter

Design + Creative Direction

Experience

Independent Designer + Creative Director

1996 - Present

Freelance creative direction, visual identity design, POP display design, web design, and graphic design of digital and print marketing materials

Senior Designer + Project Manager at The Elliott Group

1994 - 2018

Industrial design, graphic design, project management and creative direction for point-of-purchase retail displays, store fixtures and environments for national and international consumer product brands

Responsibilities include:
Working closely with sales staff and clients to assess project needs
Creating innovative designs that adhere to clients’ requests, brand guidelines and budgets
Developing solutions that work within strict parameters of retailers such as Best Buy, Target and Costco
3D modeling and rendering of design concepts
Creating design presentations in response to client RFPs
Creating specs for prototyping
Working closely with prototypers, engineers and external vendors to ensure consistency with design intention
File preparation for screen printing, digital printing and 4-color process printing
Training and overseeing junior design staff
Creating and maintaining design department work-flow organization

Past clients include: Sonos, TomTom, Withings, BigMouth Inc., Vera Bradley, Columbia Sportswear, Shimano, Timberland, Keds, Jacuzzi, Cabot Stain, Keurig, FGX, Raymarine, Crabtree & Evelyn, Davisvision, Segway

Co-owner + Business/Marketing Manager at Fire Works Catering

2003 - Present

Business planning and strategy, financial management, branding, visual identity development and marketing for a full-service, off-site catering company

Professional Fine Artist

2000 - Present

Fine artist specializing in bold, graphic realist oil paintings

Senior Interaction Designer, UX/UI at Fusion Labs

2013 - 2014

User interface and user experience design, branding and creative direction for e-commerce, informational, B2B and B2C web/mobile sites

Workshop Leader + Mentor

2010-2015

Mentoring and pro-bono workshop teaching for new entrepreneurs through organizations including Bryant University, MicroMentor, Startup Weekend, Betaspring, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Founders League, Workbar Boston and PVD Lady Project

Startup Weekend Providence Co-Organizer

2013

Co-organizer for the 2013 Providence edition of a global grassroots moment that empowers entrepreneurs to pitch ideas, build teams, and create startup businesses in 54 hours

Education

Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, Industrial Design, 1990 - 1994