Stephanie Sun is an artist, designer, and an arts marketing professional.


With experiences of working in artist studios, design companies, gallery, museum, and arts nonprofit organizations, Sun extracted the best practices from a diverse group of creative work environments. Her backgrounds in jewelry design and arts management supported her interest of exploring how people interact and communicate with art and design.


Sun received her BFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.


Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Arts Management 
with Distinction | 2016

Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Fine Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing | 2010

Skills & Expertise


  • Mac and PC system

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Art & Design


  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Excellent drawing ability

  • Proficient with multiple mediums

  • Metal Fabrication skills

  • Ceramic building & modeling

  • Plaster mold making

  • Hand-sewing

  • Basic hand woodworking

  • Glass hot casting


  • Fluent in English

  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

Job & Project

Contemporary Craft

Marketing Manager

April 2017 - Present

  • Create and implement marketing strategies that drove awareness and engagement to support sales in The Store and The Studio, visitation for exhibitions, attendance for community programs, and fundraising needs.

  • Design and develop written and visual content for digital and print collateral.

  • Manage social media, websites, and e-communications. Increasing Facebook, instagram, and e-newsletter subscribers.

  • Cultivate media relationships locally and nationally to leverage media sponsorship and press coverage on programming and events.

  • Manage special projects such as working with videographer to develop exhibition videos, and collaborating with marketing consultants/ad agencies to conduct market research, strategic marketing plan, brand refresh, customer journey mapping, messaging A/B testing, and the planning and execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns.

  • Plan and execute press events and community events.


  • Illustration: Pen & ink, gouache, watercolor, block printing, and digital rendering

  • Reading. Currently reading The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone and The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

  • Listen to podcast: Radiolab, Sporkful, By the Book, and How I Built This with Guy Raz

  • Cooking and baking

  • Apartment gardening

  • Photography


  • Past, Present, Future: Celebrating 10 Years of Art on the Walls
    January 24 - June 30, 2020 | Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council | Pittsburgh, PA


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania