Love Fiercely.
Live Boldly.

Stella Guan is a digital nomad designer-turned-entrepreneur with a love of storytelling, fashion, sunny weather, languages and being radically honest.


Love Fiercely.
Live Boldly.

Stella Guan is a digital nomad designer-turned-entrepreneur with a love of storytelling, fashion, sunny weather, languages and being radically honest.


About Stella

Stella Guan is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer, educator, speaker, content creator, and entrepreneur.

After a decade of a successful career as a designer working with Fortune 500 companies, Stella took an entrepreneurial path and founded Path Unbound, a UI/UX design school providing comprehensive educational programs for people who want to make design a career.

As a speaker, Stella has been invited to speak at international conferences on topics like bootstrap startup building and career development as a designer.

As an educator, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Fashion Institute of Technology and New York College of Technology and Lead Visual Design Instructor at General Assembly.

Stella is a multilingual immigrant to the United States originally from China since age 18. After spending a decade in New York and a few years in Los Angeles, she is now a digital nomad with a home base in Los Angeles while frequently traveling between the US, Europe, and Asia.

As a content creator, Stella is building a growing following sharing her life hacks and travel experience from a personal growth lens as a globe-trotting digital nomad.


Content Creation

Stella is a content creator sharing her tips and tricks, the good and the bad of being a digital nomad entrepreneur. She talks about everything that has to do with leading a life of authenticity, vulnerability and flexibility on her channel.


Design School

Stella is the Cofounder and CEO of Path Unbound, an UI/UX design school providing customized curriculum that teaches in-demand design skills.


Blogs and News

She regularly shares her experience and thoughts about digital nomad life, design, career, money matters, family & relationships on Medium.com and here at the blog.

Monthly article round-ups, pre-release project updates and everything in between. Entertainment value is a work-in-progress, but educational value is guaranteed.



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.


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 and design workflow optimization.





Career/Business Coaching

Stella offers private, 1-on-1 customized coaching on 1) how to become a successful UI/UX designer; 2) how to start a freelance career and work remotely; 3) how to start your own business; 4) digital nomad life


Immigration/Visa Coaching

Stella offers private, 1-on-1 coaching on 1) how to position yourself to petition for an EB1 green card; 2) how to position yourself to petition for an O1 visa; 3) H1B visa questions; 4) how to travel the world with a weak passport. None of the above is legal advice. 

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 thought 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


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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