Shelly Stuckman

  • Graphic Designer
  • Arizona

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Biography

Shelly Stuckman is a freelance graphic designer and award winning fashion blogger currently based in Arizona.

While growing up, Shelly was always drawn to art and fashion. Enrolling in art courses at a very young age, she continuously gained the attention of her art instructors. In middle school, Shelly won her first blue ribbon at the county fair for an impressionistic, oil pastel piece. Her art teacher at the time recommended to the local high school to place Shelly in a more advanced art course. Continuing to refine her skills and designing fashion, she knew what she wanted–to work in the fashion industry.

After high school, Shelly started her fashion blog, Arizona Girl (arizona girl.com). She was able to incorporate her love of clothing and digital art into her blog. Her interest to self-brand and design her blog from scratch was what brought her to discover her passion for graphic design and marketing.

In 2013, Shelly began studying graphic design at Yavapai College. While excelling in her courses, she continued blogging and has now collaborated with over 80 companies, including Free People, Teen Vogue, People’s Choice, GUESS, and Charlotte Russe. Shelly has also been featured in Marie Claire magazine and on seventeen.com (Seventeen magazine’s website). She was awarded the Yavapai College 2015 Outstanding Student in Art award and has won numerous prestigious blogging awards for her efforts all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Her most recent work includes being flown to Miami, Florida, to style and model for Adidas NEO Label’s spring/summer 2015 campaign.

After receiving her AAS in graphic design, Shelly attended NAU and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, majoring in visual communications with an emphasis of graphic design. Shelly hopes to create more beauty in the world through design and creativity.

Artist Statement

I am a graphic designer, fashion lover, and big dreamer. My specialities are magazine layouts, lookbooks, websites, and branding. I love working on projects with a fashion focus. I have always had a passion for clothing, trends, personal style, and patterns. I gain inspiration from all things around me including the beauty of nature, pop culture in the media, and rhythm of music. I am drawn to graphic design because it is not only fascinating and challenging, but also the way of the future, in my opinion. Digital art is applicable everywhere, especially in the fashion industry. I love the freedom to create what I see, feel, and for what I truly have a passion.