Drawing Table for One

Drawing + food = the marriage of my two favorite obsessions


Cynthia Stipeche has been working as a graphic designer/creative director for about 18+ years. After graduating from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) Cynthia began her career as a graphic designer for a small shop in town. She then bounced around various agencies in Houston and Seattle, spent some time in-house at a super-giant corporation, worked as a freelancer, art directed at a few museums, then rocketed up the creative ladder to become one of the most respected Creative Directors in Houston. Most recently, she launched her own digital shop—Matriarch—with Houston School of Advertising’s Director, Matt Walsh.

Over her career, Cynthia has worked with plenty of household names—AT&T, Mattel, Lego, Woodforest National Bank, New Line Cinema, HBO, Waste Management, to name a few. Although she is a fine artist at heart, Cynthia has easily moved into the world of
digital design and has become quite the authority on User Experience Design, handling most of the Information Architecture and User Interface design at her last agency. She’s also a whiz with the traditional design programs, so her students are in very good hands, one of which is stuck in the shape of a computer mouse.

Unlike many of her Creative Director counterparts in the industry, Cynthia’s skillset extends well beyond fine art, digital design and UX—she’s also been a key player in some of the most awarded experiential brand-to-space projects Houston has ever seen, namely her work for the Barbie Store in Shanghai, the Barbie Experience in FAO Schwartz NYC and Trendmaker’s Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center Experience.

If you follow Cynthia’s tumblr blog, Drawing Table for One, you’ll learn very quickly that she would rather be sitting in a small café sketching on her iPad and enjoying a glass of bubbly Cava (in between visits to Facebook, of course.)

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