I'm making explorations.
I don't know where they're going to take me...

— Marshall McLuhan


my name is
stephanie watters flores

Stephanie Watters Flores

I am an educator, graphic designer, artist, screen printer, and above all else, life liver extraordinaire. Life is an adventure that provides opportunities for personal growth, chances to help others rise to their greatest potentials, and the freedom of choice to make the world a better place. To age is to gain experience and to gain in experience is to progress.

My greatest strengths are in the relationships I have with others. Ambition, determination, dedication, and passion are the driving forces behind meeting challenges and accomplishing the goals I pursue. I am honest, hard-working and straight forward. I can find success in any environment — especially in roles involving people, and chose the path of academia and visual problem-solving for these reasons.

Video of my child at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2010
with a 6 second time stretch of Cat Power's A Dream.


Indiana University
MFA Graphic Design 2011
Elective coursework focused on new media, digital design, screen printing, and book arts.

Southern Utah University
BFA Graphic Design 2008
Elective coursework focused around design practices, art theory and history, fine and applied arts including printmaking and painting.


Adobe Creative Suite


SPJ Indiana's 2020 Best in Indiana Journalism
Design Other Than Cover (All print media)

Graduate Assistantship
IUB 2008 - 09

Associate Instructorship
IUB 2009 - 11

Outstanding Graduate in Art and Design
SUU 2007 – 08

Dean’s List
Southern Utah University, Spring 2007


2021 Iron County Democrats Secretary/Delegate

2019 Candidate for Cedar City Council
(UCA candidate grade)

Guest Lecturer, SUU Printmaking, Spring 2016



Art, Entertainment & Design
April 2016 — Present
A small art studio in Cedar City, UT, providing the community with a space to create through the use of equipment and supplies available within the studio. Classes, workshops, and private lessons are offered to help and encourage creative individuals to learn to express themselves through visual art and design.
My professional design services as a Graphic Designer are also offered through the studio.

The Ryder Magazine
Art Director
January 2011 — Present
Duties fulfilled: provide design elements as needed, included but not limited to page layout, feature articles, cover design, advertisements, business cards, appareal and more. Oversee final design of monthly arts and entertainment publication; assist with recruiting and working with graphic designers as needed.

Senior Designer
August 2013 — June 2015
Tasks accomplished: Worked directly with a wide range of national and international clients, creating compelling designs for online and offline use including web coding and design, packaging design, logo and brand identity, and more. Designs for clients have led to successful campaigns, increased brand awareness and revenue.
Assisted graphic designers in projects regarding marketing and professional services. Major project: Namify Creative

Freelance Design
January 2003 — June 2016
All areas of design (print, poster, identity and branding, packaging, marketing, etc) and fine art (commissioned and exhibition work).


Southern Utah University
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
January 2016 — December 2018
Taught Digital Imaging, an introductory course to design software (Spring 2016 & 2017); Typography, a course focused on typography and design concepts (Spring 2017); and Branding, a class focused on Identity Design and design consumerables (Fall 2018).

Art Institutes of Pittsburgh (online division)
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
September 2011 — March 2019
Taught 5.5 week courses in Graphic Design and design applications. Courses included but were not limited to: typography, web design, digital design, portfolio, and history of design. A full list of courses is available upon request.

IT Training & Education at Indiana University
Instructor and Assistant
September 2009 — Aug 2013
Instructed, assisted, and developed technical training and online workshops in Adobe (CS3 through CS6), web design and construction through code and/or use of website building programs. A full list of courses is available upon request.

Indiana University
Associate Instructor, Graphic Design
August 2009 — May 2011
Taught Graphic Design 1, an introductory course for design concepts, practices, history, and basic skill with Adobe Illustrator.


Thank you so much for all that you do for me and Redstone Residential. Stephanie Flores has always been very professional and helpful. I do not have an in in-house graphic designer, however I have found that I do not need one.
It is really easy to use your services. You have been really quick and have always delivered on time. I also very much appreciate your ingenuity and sense of humor. I feel that you understand my target audience and it makes the product very effective. I also very much appreciate that I do not need to micromanage my projects that you do for me. I look forward to many more ideas and designs with you and your graphic design team.

—Jake Jarman, Redstone Residential/Wolverine Crossing

See a collection of select clients and work below:


Model Rocket company in Cedar City, UT. Projects include brand identity, packaging design, logo design, advertisments, product photography, web imagery, display design, and more.

The Ryder Magazine

As Art Director, I oversee design of all articles and place final elements. I also design the cover, table of contents, recurring articles, feature articles and advertisements. Below are choice spreads and cover designs. See available complete PDFs here.

Namify Creative

Namify's design department and team, titled Namify Creative, required a portfolio website allowing customers to view past design work created by Namify's design team as well as contact, request quotes, apply for positions, and learn more about the company and services offered. Namify Creative also provides seasonal specials which are advertised on Namify's homepage and in marketing emails. My role in this project included design, concept, art direction, illustration, and construction.

Stephanie Flores is simply amazing! So friendly, easy to work with, did everything in a super timely manner -- just great! And that doesn't even include her truly amazing graphic design skills! I just gave her some vague, pie in the sky directions — but what she designed was better than I even imagined! I've worked with a lot of graphic designers, but Stephanie is in a league of her own — both skill wise and customer service wise.
Thank you so much!

—Helen Knipe, Utah Department of Public Safety

Learn To Firsh Recovery

LTF Recovery is a rehabilitation center in Florida focusing on women and children who have been victims of Human Trafficking and suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. The website is a work in progress.

Varsity Day Camp

A day camp located in Pickney, MI. I handled all web updates and maintence as well as advertising and marketing design.

Street Dialogue: Bloomington, IN

A 54 page, handbound book about the Graffiti of Bloomington, Indiana. Cover, photographs, book design and construction done by me. 10" x 13" (26" flat). View the complete book in PDF format here.

Stephanie Flores was a pleasure to work with. She helped our company (Tokkii Inc.) get our website online to make our presence known. She was able to get the look and feel we were looking for in our website www.mytokkii.com. Stephanie was always available to make changes as we needed which made for a great website. All the wishes we wanted our website to do she made it happen.
Thanks again Stephanie!!!

—Victor Bellesteros, Tokkii Inc

Cruise Pack

A small business out of Spanish Fork UT responsible for the Cruise Pack, a tablet harness for bikers.

Fore the Animals Golf Tournament

Annual golf tournament in Portland OR to benefit the Humane Society of Oregon.

Thank you so much for your work on the shirt design for our duathlon. People absolutely loved it, some even vowed to come back just for the shirt. We were down to the wire on a design deadline with no time and only the vaguest idea how to create a professional looking logo. Stephanie Flores whipped it out in what seemed like one breath and lifted the stress off my shoulders. Thank you so much.

—Lance Romo, The City of Bellingham

Various Logos

A small selection of the many logos created over the years.

Various Advertisements

A selection of advertisments.

Miscellaneous Art Examples

A small selection of paintings, illustration, and print making.


Want to get in touch? Here is how:

email: steph @ swattersdesign .com

call or text (preffered): 435.578.8043

my studio (appointment required):
491 S. Main Street Suite 11A, Cedar City, UT 84720
AE&D Art Studio

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