Steph Wulz

Resume

"it's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize opportunity that milestones are truly reached."

Education

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Visual Communication Design BFA
Class of 2014: Dean's List
GPA: 3.82 // Cum Laude

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Marketing Communications
First Year of Studies
GPA: 3.81

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER
Improvisation A—E
 


Experience

ISOBAR // Art Director
July 2017–Present  | Chicago, IL

Spearheading the Alamo Car Rental App Design and the National Rental Car Global re-design efforts for Nationalcar.com projects, exploring new graphic facilitation roles for clients such as SilverSneakers, Pfizer, Healthways, and the Isobar NowLab. Mentoring Junior Designers and Intern Candidates through design solutions and providing team oversight and energy to cultivate a strong office culture. Continuing to work with multidisciplinary teams across the entire design process to research, ideate, design, and prototype interactive experiences for multiple Fortune 500 clients.

ISOBAR // Senior Visual Designer - Consultant 2
July 2016–June 2017  | Chicago, IL

Worked with multidisciplinary teams across the entire design process to research, ideate, design, and prototype interactive experiences for multiple Fortune 500 clients. Manager of IsobarUS Instagram account. Main clients including: Enterprise, US Air Force, and Healthways.

ISOBAR // Visual Designer - Consultant 1
September 2014– July 2016  | Chicago, IL

Worked on primarily US Air Force portal and  managed 14+ web platforms for the Healthways suite. Conducted design for the Together app.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL // Freelance Designer
January 2015–April 2015| Chicago, IL

Worked with current students to develop visual materials for their start-ups, including packaging, web, print and presentation design, while also managing brand photography and social media content

ISOBAR // Visual Design Intern
July 2014–September 2014  | Chicago, IL

Managed timelines and conducted deliverable meetings with various POCs to discuss continued development of new digital visual styles for the US Air Force and Healthways accounts, specifically focusing on design quality assurance testing, transferring UX/UI wireframes to designed pages, and preparing assets for development

RADIO FLYER, INC. // Graphic Design Intern
May 2013–Aug 2013 | Chicago, IL

Designed internal and external materials for both print and web, developed and executed the design for the new international nine language packaging, created renderings for shelving reviews, and worked intensively in Photoshop to edit photos from photo shoots

THE OBSERVER // Graphics Editor
Aug 2012–May 2014 | Notre Dame, IN

Created graphics to accompany news for campus-wide daily school newspaper in both print and online resources, directed photo shoots and produced design for weekly sports edition

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME // Walsh Hall Designer & Resident Assistant
Aug 2013–May 2014 | Notre Dame, IN

Served as mentor, friend and resident assistant to 200+ women within the residence hall, while also designing hall items, including apparel, banners, posters, handbooks and flyers

SUNNY SIDE UP FILMS // Graphic Designer
Dec 2012–May 2013 | Notre Dame, IN

Constructed and redesigned new website while continuously designing invitations, advertisements, and web banners for upcoming films and publicity events

LAKE HOUSE DESIGN // Project Manager
Jan 2013–May 2013 | Notre Dame, IN

Managed on and off-campus clients and projects for student-run design firm, including recording minutes and notes at weekly team meetings

SIEMENS DIAGNOSTICS // Global Product MarComm Intern
May 2012–Aug 2012 | Tarrytown, NY

Recommended and produced direction, design, and content for new website portal featuring customer success stories for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, including a creative brief, flash animation storyboard, website architecture, and design, and overview copy for six case studies

SIEMENS DIAGNOSTICS // Strategic Brand Management Intern
May 2011–Aug 2011 | Tarrytown, NY

Conducted document research, assisted co-workers on current projects,
created work manuals, and restructured procedures


Awards

ISOBAR ENTERPRISE "SHOTGUN"  AWARD WINNER // 2017
Award is given to a trusted navigator, bucket-seat companion, and the kind of person you want to keep by your side for the long haul. Winner for the Creative/UX/Content segment.

ISOBAR "TAKES OWNERSHIP" VALUE AWARD WINNER // 2017
Steph is an open communicator & levels up or down into whatever types of needs a team has. She is a leader beyond her years.

EMIL JACQUES GOLD MEDAL OF FINE ARTS // 2014
The oldest and most prestigious award given by the department to the top design student in his or her class for demonstrating artistic excellence and a positive commitment to the spirit of community

GREIF AWARD // 2013

ISLA (INSTITUTE FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS) THESIS GRANT // 2013

ARTS & LETTERS SUMMER INTERNSHIP GRANT  // 2013


Design

AIGA, CLUB OF NOTRE DAME // President
Sept 2012–May 2014 | Notre Dame, IN
Hold AIGA meetings, meet with other campus groups for design collaboration, organize trips and group info sessions to strengthen the resource on campus

NOTRE DAME DESIGN BLITZ // Student Designer
Oct 2012 | Notre Dame, IN
Selected to participate in a four-day group design blitz in the South Bend community led by John Bielenberg of Future Partners

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXTERNSHIP // Student Participant
March 2012 | Chicago, IL
Selected to attend a four-day intensive design shadowing opportunity


Exhibitions

SNITE MUSEUM OF ART // BFA/MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 2014 | Notre Dame, IN 


Skills

Sketch
Photoshop
Illustrator
AfterEffects
InDesign
KeyNote

Google Docs
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook


Hobbies

 

MUSIC // Singer, Trombonist & Guitar Player
Alto II in the Villanova University A Cappella group, The Haveners
2 year marching band member of the Band of the Fighting Irish
2 year guitar student at The Old Town School of Music

IMPROV COMEDY // Graduate of The Second City Improv A-E Program
Performer with the group, Sexual Chocolate
Winners of Pillow Fight improv competition