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, Stephanie extracted the best practices from a diverse group of creative work environments. Her backgrounds in design and arts management supported her interest of exploring how people interact and communicate with art and design.


Stephanie 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 earned revenue and contributed income, as well as exhibition visitation and program attendance.

  • Develop written and visual content for digital and print marketing collateral, press relations, social media, e-communications, and websites.

  • Cultivate and build media relationships locally and nationally to grow press coverage and media sponsorship.

  • Manage special projects such as developing exhibition videos with videographers and working with ad agencies and marketing consultants to conduct market research, strategic marketing plan, brand refresh, customer journey mapping, A/B testing, and multi-channel campaigns.

  • Plan and execute community events, including team/artist management, programming, and creating event flow charts and space layout.


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

  • Jewelry design/production, and found object assemblage.

  • 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, The Memory Palace, The Jealous Curator/Art for Your Ears, 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