Stephanie Ketnick was born in Tacoma, Washington and by way of U.S. Air Force base stationing ended up in sunny Fort Walton Beach, on Florida's Panhandle. She first picked up a crayon at the age of two, where she "improved" on her mother's address book inner cover with the face of a bald man. Steph attended Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a major in Illustration from which she graduated in 2005.  After art school, she cut across the country diagonally and settled in Portland, Oregon.

Stephanie's illustrations are minutely detailed pen and ink drawings, that play with character and movement.

She also has a cat. His name is Abe.