Alumni Spotlight: Wendy Lee Oldfield ’99

Wendy Lee Oldfield graduated from ISA in 1999, having spent grades 6 to 8 at the old A.J. Erntstraat ISA campus, and then grades 11 and 12 at ISA’s current location.

After leaving ISA, Wendy studied graphic design at Chapman University in California, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004. Since then, she’s co-authored two books on creativity; Caffeine for the Creative Mind and Caffeine for the Creative Team. She has also worked on a number of design projects for brands such as Google, Blizzard Entertainment, Pepsi, Chipotle and the NFL. Two years ago, Wendy joined a tech startup in Southern California as Design Director, allowing her to work with “a wonderful team of fellow designers, videographers and creatives,” a role which she thoroughly enjoys.

It is no wonder that Wendy has chosen to work in a creative industry. “I loved art [at ISA]. I loved the lab and all the paints and pencils and canvases and tools in the room that helped to bring concepts to life. I loved that the art room was quiet and had lots of windows and light, and I thoroughly looked forward to spending time there.”

Wendy has fond memories of her time at ISA including “the great group of friends I made”, which helped Wendy feel welcome and less isolated during her senior year at ISA.

Wendy and her husband, whom she married in 2011, currently live with their adorable Yorkie, Puck, in Anaheim, California where they can see the fireworks from Disneyland in their front yard


Pictured above are Wendy and her husband in the art room during their recent visit to ISA.