Stephanie Walti

Graphic & Web Design

Web Designer for Harvest Riverside
The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

Alumni Stephanie Walti

By the time I finished my degree, I had a well polished portfolio that showed my thought processes, rough drafts, and finished products, which was what employers wanted to see. Stephanie Walti , Web Designer for Harvest Riverside
Bachelor of Science in Graphic & Web Design , 2015 , The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
Web Designer for Harvest Riverside

Stephanie Walti is a web designer for Harvest Riverside. She’s responsible for designing web collateral to be used for advertisements of events and products. “From the beginning, I knew design was something I loved to do.” She adds that she’s always put her best effort forward. In high school, she applied for a scholarship to The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, and earned it. She also did freelance work while attending school and graduated as Valedictorian of her class.

Stephanie says that she’s faced challenges in her career—including interviews that didn’t work out. “After interviewing with a company I was really hoping to work for, they ended up not hiring me. I was disappointed, but it also sparked a flame in me that caused me to want to do better and to continue growth as a person and as designer. So I went out there and applied for more jobs and found a job that I couldn't be happier in.”

She admits that her field is demanding and requires dedication—and advises current students to keep pushing through the stress and sleep deprivation. ”Talent will only take you so far; hard work is what will take you to the end.” She adds that the best way to cultivate creativity is to talk with other people about ideas and to be enthusiastic about your work. “Design is special because it has the ability to reach so many people and to share a message.”

Stephanie mentions that the first time she realized her work had paid off was when she walked across the stage at graduation. Now, she enjoys getting compliments from coworkers and her bosses. She says that her need to “always stay hungry” keeps her motivated to grow professionally. “I'm constantly looking at designs from other people, learning new techniques, and most importantly, being critical of my own work.”

Stephanie, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic & Web Design from The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, says that her education provided the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in her career. “By the time I finished my degree, I had a well polished portfolio that showed my thought processes, rough drafts, and finished products, which was what employers wanted to see.”

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