ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Zoë Glenn Hart-Wagstaff was born in Pasadena, California and raised in Sundance, Utah. The dynamic dissonance between the two places shaped who she is. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University and moved back to California after graduating. In design, Zoë loves to look at problems holistically and enjoys finding ways to simplify and improve processes. She isn’t afraid to go against the grain, ask questions, and get uncomfortable to make something great happen, while finding the fun in it all. It is here, in the chaos of the process, that she finds joy. Currently, Zoë is pursuing a Masters of Design in Brand Design and Strategy, and plans to use this degree to build better and more strategic brands, solve problems, and make changes for companies, communities, and individuals. When Zoë isn’t in class or working, you can find her doing something outside like surfing, mountain biking, skiing, rollerskating, or walking her Great Dane with her husband. She also enjoys traveling, trying new food, cooking for friends and family, and all forms of analog design and art (most recently screen printing at home).
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
Women in design inspire me. Historically, Ray Eames — she was brilliant and made huge contributions to the design world in so many areas (architecture, graphic design, film, and furniture to name a few). She gives me hope for being totally enthralled with all kinds of things (sewing, letterpress, riso, screen printing, architecture, and interiors). Today, I look up to women like Jessica Hische and Jen and Amy Hood who are all making rad work, doing fun projects, and giving back to the design community through teaching and other opportunities.