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Stephanie Hayden
CEO & Founder
Vision Architecture, Inc.


Stephanie is a futurist, artist, serial entrepreneur, and technologist. She is best known as the creator of Vision Architecture®, a navigation methodology used to assess any situation, envision and set goals, plot the course and plan for obstacles, and accomplish objectives.

20 years combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math has honed Vision Architecture® into a toolset that considers, respects, and includes diverse perspectives, agenda, talents, and abilities in individual people and group the from public-, private-, nonprofit-sectors speaking many languages with many challenges and ways to solve them.

She is Alumna from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago who applies systems thinking and years spent studying cities, travel, art, architecture, psychology, science, technology, people, and business and uses combinations of all of the above to address challenges and questions at hand.

Stephanie lives in Oakland, CA and thinks a lot about systems, patterns being reprogrammed for change, and how diversity is as important as the air we breath.



She runs a few businesses and online properties you can see here:

Selected Private Sector Clients

Allergan, Amgen Bio-Rad, Boeing, California State Automobile Association, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Johnson Controls, NetApp, Northrop Grumman, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Roche, Thomson Reuters FindLaw, VMWare

Selected Public Sector Clients

State of Oklahoma, City of LA, City of Oakland, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, California Public Employee Retirement System, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Defense Finance Accounting Service, Oklahoma Department of Education, State of Oklahoma Public Safety, Defense Finance Accounting Service, United State Navy, and the Department of Defense

Selected Pro-Bono, Volunteer & Non-Profit Clients

Women’s Initiative, Women of Color on the Move, Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, City of Oakland Resilience Program, SmartOakland, STEAM art and storytelling K-12 youth


Bachelor of Fine Arts
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Undergraduate Study
San Francisco Art Institute