Line & Paper is the Santa Cruz-based creative studio of Stephanie Rapisardo.
With a life-long passion for design, a background in Fine Arts, and inspiration from 15 years in the field of Early Child Education, I’m interested in the ways creative expression informs the human experience. It's through the creative process that I find personal and interpersonal relationships truly thrive.
Whether a collaborative project or commissioned piece, I look forward to connecting with you, sharing my services, and working together to make your vision come alive.
"About a year ago I embarked on a journey to create a card game that had the capability to create laughter but also provoke and challenge people's understanding of race. For months I searched for an artist who had the ability to create realistic portraits with precision and artistry. A chance click on a photo on Instagram led me to lineandpaper. I immediately, but shyly reached out to Stephanie and told her about my project, Trading Races, she was instanly excited about the project and came on board. Stephanie has and will be the illustrator for Trading Races. Her dedication to the project, the beautifully drawn portraits, and her personal aesthetic are incredibly central to the game's success. It has truly been an honor to work with her." ~Kenyatta Forbes, CEO/Founder Trading Races, LLC
"Your portrait of my father has truly touched my heart. It is magnificent!...It is something that will now be passed down generations in my family. Sometimes while I am walking around my home, I am stopped as I pass by...as I stand there and stare at it, I am flooded with the fondest memories of my father...but I am also genuinely in admiration of your beautiful work. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!" ~Rocky Patel, Portrait Client
"We love Elliot's portrait so much!! It's exactly the baby face with the facial expressions that I would definitely miss so much once he grows up. I love how you drew the muscle on his chin exactly like he has when he laughs like that...I just can't stop laughing whenever I see the portrait because his character is just coming out of it!" ~Meeyoung Park, Portrait Client
"At first glance, it was hard to believe that my portrait wasn’t a black and white fine art photograph. The tones, shades, depths and lines were captured with such great detail, that it had to be pointed out to me that this was a drawing done with a pencil. I find that it is making me a bit vain. I often look at it and think, “That’s a handsome dude in that portrait. Oh snap, that dude is me.” Most pictures of me DO NOT DO THAT. I’ve seen the original photo and if given the opportunity to display one or the other; the drawing is going up every time. Stephanie is a very talented artist, and I graciously appreciate her ability to capture me the way she did." ~Ty, Portrait Recipient