Stephanie Anne Lopez

Stephanie Anne Lopez

Denver, CO, US



Education |

The Art Institute of California - San Diego

Bachelors of Science in Interior Design

August 2008 to June 2012



Design Philosophy |

Design and creativity are about visions! They should be stimulating, energetic, leading, making connections, and ultimately carrying out your point of view to others. It's an original idea turned into a completed goal throughout the process.

To understand design is to create a system of connections. Within the system, every detail has a purpose which contributes to a larger role to meet the intended function. Creation is developed through concept and transformed into design. Maintaining form and function gives leeway to the foundation, afterwards, what's left are the applications of the aesthetics themselves. To design is to meet basic needs combined with customized and personal interests which people require for everyday uses and enjoyment.



About |

At age eight I started drawing, building, inventing, creating objects, inventions, arts and details.

Sketching and rendering had been my initial start for all my creative foundations. As many ideas leaked onto my sketch pads, canvases and computer programs, they later took form into 3D models being developed.

Ideas from Graphic Design, Packaging, Story Telling, Labels, to objects such as Shoes, Fashion, even further to Sculptures expanding to Jewelery, and last but not least, Design and Architecture.

At age13, I had been inspired from a school design program and from then on, I knew I wanted to be a Designer/Architect.

In high school, I studied advanced Architecture and Advanced Jewelery. Which had paved the way for my attention to fine detail within any form or medium.

Upon high school graduation, I enrolled into The Art Institute of California - San Diego, which from then on, I had been able to explore the foundations of Residential Design (Traditional and Contemporary), Corporate Design, Hospitality Design, Lighting Design, Healthcare Design, Universal Design, Sustainable Design, Retail Design and Institutional Design.
All which had given me the tools to understand an environment's form and function.

As I continue to learn and develope my practices with design, I consider, analyze and research for the impacts design makes on our future within sustainability, form, function, present and past design, developing technology as well as use and meaning.

Design is apart of my vision which will ultimately be shared with others!



Interesting Fact |

Stephanie can write backwards in basic font and cursive.




1. Architecture, Drawing, Design, Art.

2. Singing

3. Philosophy

4. Psychology

5. Anatomy and Physiology


Esteban Interiors, La Jolla, CA, US, Assistant Designer

Jul 2015 - current

Daydream Incorporated, Denver, CO, US, Interior Design Assistant

As an interior design assistant, I work closely with the principle designer to manage everyday tasks. These task consist of creating residential construction documents, renderings, product research, creating and updating material schedules, finish schedules, appliance schedules, fabric and furniture shopping/research, documenting clients' need within a walk-through, managing the monthly calendar, updating social media, filing and storage.

Implemented advanced CAD standards. As a result, client CD presentations developed into successful, appealing reviews.

Creative rendering techniques using Google Sketch-Up, allowed for visual walk-throughs for client approvals and contractor analyses.

Formatting and maintaining material, finish and appliance schedules in Microsoft Excel permitted greater associations.

While managing the monthly calendar, and updating the social media websites, Daydream Inc. was introduced to further clientele/products.

Social media is updated weekly, featuring Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Houzz.

Software used:
2D Auto CAD
Google Sketch-Up Pro 2015
Power Point
Microsoft Outlook Calendar

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Freelance/Contract Residential Design, Honolulu, NC, US, Interior Designer

The Hawaiian residential home had undergone a three month make-over through the focus of an effective concept design, regarding paint tones/textures, furniture and appliance installations within the kitchen, dining, living, and bathroom areas. The living room also received a wonderful custom entertainment wall design.

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Design Force Corporation, Denver, CO, US, CAD - Production Assistant

Inspiration, concepts and verifications were exchanged back and forth as construction documents were being developed between the senior designers, my team coordinator and me, for multiple hospitality designs. The outcome lead to issuing completed progress sets, franchise sets, 100% IDD sets, and revision sets.

Software used:
AutoCAD - Auto Desk 2014
Adobe Photoshop Suite
Google Sketch-Up
Traditional Rendering

Nov 2013 - Oct 2014

Go West Creative Group, Westlake Village, CA, US, CAD Designer

While assisting the creative designer with stage design and lighting, we were able to achieve concepts for clients- Farmers Insurance and Sonic, America’s Drive-In, with event stage design and production.

Software used:
Auto CAD
Adobe Photoshop

May 2013 - Sep 2013

Edward Deras, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Assistant Designer

Assisting hand drafted plans with CAD for architectural intent ratified the quality of CD’s regarding plans and details within new designs.

Software used:
Autodesk - Auto CAD

Aug 2011 - Sep 2013

3D Professional Detailing Products, Van Nuys, CA, US, 3D Renderer

The retail shop had a series of rendering transitions after coordinating with similar concept designs and floor plan changes. The evolution lead up to a successful make-over for the retail owner.

Mar 2013 - May 2013

Taddey-Karlin, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design Intern

Through research and development, custom products and designs were established in detail and interpreted in renderings and CAD.

Collected samples of finishes, materials and furnishings assisted the principle designer with selections for inspiring client presentations.

Consistent updates of files, catalogs and product information were ready and accessible, making the projects progressively efficient.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Souplantation, Santa Monica, CA, US, Crew Member

Oct 2011 - Mar 2013

Brown Design & Development, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Design Intern

Processing invoices, ordering materials and finishes as well as following up on purchase orders eliminated the senior designers from having to spend time on double/triple checking products needed.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Phones Plus, Inc., Littleton, CO, US, Sales Associate

Sep 2006 - Oct 2007


The Art Institute of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

1. Residential Design
2. Corporate Design
3. Universal Design
4. Lighting Design
4. Institutional Design
5. Retail Design
6. Healthcare Design
7. Hospitality Design
8. Sustainable Design

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012


Honor Roll, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization