Meet Stephanie O’Brien

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Capacity Interactive AUTHOR: Capacity Interactive
Mar 01, 2023
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Hi, CI! is a series featuring the best team we know—the Capacity Interactive team! Today, meet Stephanie O’Brien: a CI Digital Marketing Senior Analyst whose creativity seemingly knows no bounds—from crocheting, sewing, metalsmithing and more!

How long have you been at CI?
I’ve been at CI since May 2021.

Where are you from originally?
I grew up in northern New Jersey. I went to college at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia and then moved to Brooklyn after graduating. I was surrounded by art in each location, but I always knew I would make my way to New York City.

You have a BFA in Jewelry and Objects from SCAD. What did your path into jewelry making look like?
I started making my own earrings when I was around 10 years old. I would make mismatched earrings from bead kits for myself and all of my friends. I then created a jewelry portfolio for my A.P. Studio Art class in high school, which led me to major in Jewelry and Objects in college. After college, I worked in the jewelry industry for 6 years.

What types of products do you design and create now?
I mainly create jewelry, but I love all types of crafts. I enjoy crocheting, sewing, basket weaving, and quilting, but I am only professionally trained in metalsmithing. For jewelry, my favorite things to make are earrings and brooches (I think because they are my favorite things to wear!).

Here are some of my favorite pieces: