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 I'm Stephanie Lynne,  a designer and illustrator from southern Louisiana,

residing in Michigan. For many wonderful years I worked in the children's product industry, designing such products as room decor, children's bedding, and layette. Products I worked on could be found in stores such as Buy Buy Baby, Target, Walmart, Meijers, Babies R Us, and many more. I have a penchant for bright, playful designs, and fun loving, expressive characters. Maintaining a sense of childlike wonder in my work is very important to me. The yellow bird that greets you from atop my head, serves as a symbol and reminder to me, of my commitment to always remember the quirky, lovely, wonderful joy of being a child. It comes from a picture taken in my own childhood, which I found in a box of old photos, at a time when I needed this reminder most.

BACKGROUND

After graduating from university with a BFA, emphasis Graphic Design in 2004, I accepted a position as designer/illustrator with Hamco, a manufacturer of layette, baby bibs, and associated products. I spent the next couple of years honing my craft, and learning the children's product industry.  In 2007 I was promoted to Product Development Associate with Hamco's sister company, Crown Crafts, Inc. As a product designer for Crown Crafts, I designed baby and children's bedding and bedding related products, such as stuffed animals, pillows, sculptured lamps, mobiles, etc. I worked in this capacity for the next 9+ years until I married and moved to Michigan, where I now work as a freelance illustrator and surface designer.