A native of Wisconsin, Stacy received her bachelor's degree in Humanities and Studio Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1983. She then went on to study graphic design and advertising at the La Jolla Academy of Graphic Design in San Diego, CA where she graduated valedictorian 1986. From 1988 to 1991, she was hired as one of four graphic artists at Production Graphics in Palm Desert, CA. It was then that the introduction of computers started to revolutionize the graphic design and printing sector so in 1991, Stacy opened Krikorian Design, a successful graphic design studio until 2008.
In 2008, Stacy and her husband Fred, also a creative director and graphic designer, moved to Cave Creek, AZ, where they opened Hired Hands Graphic Design & Advertising, LLC.
The relationships Stacy has cultivated over the course of her 30+ year career has enabled her to be a valued member of various creative teams for marketing managers and advertising directors. Current scope of projects and campaigns include golf club developments, city governments, education, cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations.