​​​Monkey Fruit Designs
Textile Design
​​​​Hi, I'm Stephanie!
And here's a peek into my designer mind....

Interesting and unique textures and color combinations derived from nature, architecture and abstraction inspire me. I find New York City's  art museums invaluable for creative nourishment, and my home town of New York's sights, sounds and energy ignites in me a wealth of design ideas.

I have a great ability to design diversely, ranging in artistic styles, from edgy graphics to sublime florals. 

While I watch current trends and have designed straight from industry forecasts, I tend rather to only draw on trends to keep my work fresh and up-to-date. I know when to steer away from certain trends, and when to just design from my own imaginitive passion.
  • I'm featured as a Pattern Bank designer.
  • My design work has been featured in UPPERCASE magazine's All About You section.

  • Professional History: In-house designer for Bulgari jewelers at their New York location. Freelance jewelry design for numerous fine jewelers, including, Tifanny & Co.Black Starr & FrostKai-Yin Lo, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

  • Education: Major in textile/surface design at Fashion Institute of Technologyand previously in jewelry design also at F. I. T. ​Studied fine art at School of Visual Arts.  I've completed the Activewear Design course within Pattern Observer.com. and their Photoshop 1 for Designers course, and PS 2 for Designers (their advanced Photoshop course).

  • Writing short stories, and looking into the eyes of animals makes me happy!