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Stella Guan is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur, professor and speaker passionate about helping people and businesses that care.



Stella Guan is an award-winning graphic designer, entrepreneur, educator and speaker. Following a decade-long corporate career at global companies, Stella took on an entrepreneurial path and founded Path Unbound, anti-bootcamp design school that teaches you the things that matters the most in building a profitable creative career. Stella’s design work has been recognized internationally by major design awards and invited to serve as a judge for many of these awards. A passionate educator committed to helping the next generation of designers, Stella is an Adjunct Professor of Design at several universities and education institutions. She is often invited as a speaker at international conferences.


Path Unbound

Stella is the Founder and CEO of Path Unbound, an integrated creative education company. Path Unbound is the anti-bootcamp design school that teaches you the things that matters the most in building a profitable creative career. The school teaches creatively curious people the craft they need to learn and the business behind it. The school offers a highly effective and engaging full course in Digital Visual Design and 8 other career and business courses that are free for students who enroll in the full course. Path Unbound offers a diversity scholarship to BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and people who identify as immigrants.


Speaking Engagements

Stella is a dynamic speaker. She has been invited to speak at creative and design industry conferences around the world. Some of the topics she speaks about include client relationship management, creative entrepreneurship, design education, design best practices and the latest industry trends.




Stella shares her insights in career development, visa strategies, creative education and money matters in her YouTube channel.




Stella is a passionate educator dedicated to sharing her professional and industry knowledge to the next generation of creative professionals. In addition to running her creative education company Path Unbound, she can be found lecturing as an Adjunct Professor at some of the world’s best universities, such as Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, City University of New York and as a Lead Instructor at global education institutions such as General Assembly.


Blog and News

Stella regularly contributes to blog articles and writes her own column about design, career, immigration, money matters, family & relationships on Medium.com.

Stella detailed her experience of what it takes to get approved for an EB1 green card.

If you are laid off early in your career, take these steps to get back in the game. 

FindSpark features 20 Asian influencers and thought leaders. 

Stella Guan is scheduled to speak at NAAAP’s National Leadership Convention in Kansas City, MO.

Stella was a truly exceptional design mentor. She was punctual with our meetings, personable and professional. I found it very easy to relate with and she even provided me with career advice to ensure my success. 

Evan Gallo

Design Student

Stella is the best mentor a new designer can have! She’s highly responsive, always gives feedback on time, and her feedback is helpful and actionable. 

Helena Wahlstro

Design Student

Excellent service. Fast, functional, great looking site. I’m getting tons of compliments on it already!

Fred Joyal

Co-Founder of 1-800-DENTIST

Super amazing class, I really enjoyed it! I looked forward to all the projects and spent a lot of time on them because I though they were so fun!


Design Student

Professor Guan did an amazing job of teaching us this semester, especially during these times. She teaches very diligently and is very understanding about her students’ situations and experiences. Whoever has her class next semester will be glad they get to learn under her guidance.


Design Student

Cannot say enough great things about Stella. All feedback I’ve received has been extremely constructive, and the time taken in each class to answer any miscellaneous questions that I or my classmates have is invaluable. Stella is an incredible instructor and I would definitely recommend her to anyone considering pursuing graphic design as a career.


Design Student

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Stay in Touch

Have a work related inquiry? Interested in booking Stella to speak? She’d love to hear from you and promise to respond as humanly fast as possible.

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