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 and earned her degree in 1999. She came back out to Southern California soon after graduation and started pursuing a career in painting and graphic design. She currently lives and works in Long Beach, CA.