MBA, M.Artist.M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Graphic Designer • Editor • Photographer
Expert print designer • Proficient in Spanish • 10+ years in graphic design • Professional Photographer magazine contributing columnist.
Santiago Scene Editor US Embassy Santiago, Chile
July 2016 - October 2020
•Responsible for the creation, design, and editing of the weekly newsletter, the Santiago Scene.
•Transformed the weekly newsletter into a professionally produced weekly magazine, nearly doubling the length and pertinent content from 10 pages to 18.
•Worked closely with CLO to implement weekly columns to better serve the Embassy community’s changing needs, as suggested through a large-scale survey, including a quick-reference guide, improvements to the calendar, and a weekly highlights reel.
•Researched and edited articles, ads, local events, and content to create a useful and professional document that changes weekly.
•Added weekly content to new Facebook groups to create continuity and database searchability across platforms.
•Accomodated a deadline change (from Friday to Thursday) to accommodate the employee shortage in CLO, saving the Embassy money by not having to staff CLO on Fridays.
•Developed a web version of the newsletter. Included soliciting web development quotes, initiating website architecture, and developing basic site structure
Newsletter Editor US Embassy Rome, Italy
August 2010 - April 2013
Redesigned and refined the newsletter into a professional, weekly magazine, theVeneto Views.•Worked closely with CLO to implement all new State Department regulations regarding thedesign and distribution of Embassy-created newsletters.•Designed and maintained the CLO Auction website for largest fundraiser of the year. Auctionraised $35,000 for CLO.
America's Choice Publishing Washington, DC
- Created textbooks and publication documents for a national educational system.
- Designed book layouts for the system implemented by the Department of Education
Heritage Press Marina, CA
- Manage Pre-press department to ensure correct, timely, and cost-effective printing of client jobs.
Professional Photographer Magazine Various Publications
- Contributing columnist. “Travel Photography Made Simple” (2011 Digital Edition), “So ManyCountries, So Little Time” (March 2010), “Sign Language: Effective Logo Design” (October 2009)•Featured photographer. “Travel Photography Made Simple” (2011 Digital Edition), “HealthcodeViolation” (September 2011), “Grey & Balding” (August 2011
Swiss School of Management 2010-2011
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Thesis: Entrepreneurship – Positioning a Luxury Business in a Saturated Market
Boston University 2000-2004
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.)
Major: Art History & Graphic Design, focus on Mesoamerican Art
ASP Service Award
Master Artist Degree
Imaging Excellence Award
Master Photographer Degree
Photographic Craftsman Degree
American Society of Photographers District Medallion (NE)
Diamond Photographer of the Year Medallion
2020, '19, '18 [x2], '17, ‘16, ‘14, ‘13, ‘11, ‘10
Photographer of the Year Medallion
Elite Plus Member, PPA
Elite Member, PPA
Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Portrait Endorsement
Stephanie Millner, M.Photog., M.Artist.Cr., CPP is an internationally award-winning photographer residing in Tirana, Albania. She has over a decade of experience crafting photographs of wonderful clients in amazing destinations. She has worked world-wide: throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, and Chile. Through her work with several embassies, her client list includes Ambassadors and foreign Heads of State, Secretary John Kerry, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Second Ladies Karen Pence and Dr. Jill Biden, and (then-Vice) President Biden.
Stephanie’s studio specializes in fine-art studio portraiture of people and their pets, for which she has earned much acclaim, including publication in Reader’s Digest: PhotoYou Asia and Professional Photographer, as well as numerous international awards. She is often a guest-speaker for photography and graphic design organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys fine-art photography, traveling, and working with animals. She lives in Tirana with her husband, Dave, their daughter ,”JEM”, Luna (a beautiful White Swiss Shepherd) and Mr. Dracula (their enormous catbeast.)