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COO & ARTIST, WRAPPED: Study Abroad Made Her A Master Of Logistics

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Stephanie is the chief operating officer for Wrapped, a studio that creates a line of artistic wrapping paper. Besides being one of the artists, Stephanie also handles the company's large accounts as well as attends trade shows in order to create new accounts. One piece of advise for high school and college students - go on a study abroad program. She says that after figuring out the logistics of traveling in Europe on her own, she is able to figure out logistics for anywhere and anything.

School: Colorado University Boulder
Degree: Photography - Art History
Job Title: Chief Operating Office (COO) and Artist
Employer: Wrapped

Job Summary: Chief Executives

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Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and public or private-sector organizations.

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Top executives must have related work experience. Top executives in some companies are promoted from within their organization. However, other companies may prefer to hire from outside the organization.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives also are expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

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Recommended by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

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$75,000 - $170,000
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Full-time, Irregular
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Office, Travel, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
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Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Networking, Organizational skills

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<span m='11000'>turn</span> <span m='11380'>it into</span> <span m='11520'>all</span> <span m='11700'>the</span> <span m='11780'>products.</span> </p><p><span m='12880'>On</span> <span m='13090'>a</span> <span m='13130'>day</span> <span m='13330'>to</span> <span m='13400'>day</span> <span m='13530'>basis</span> <span m='14080'>I'd</span> <span m='14270'>say,</span> <span m='14560'>if</span> <span m='14790'>I'm</span> <span m='14930'>in</span> <span m='15040'>the</span> <span m='15170'>office</span> <span m='15690'>I'm</span> <span m='15900'>answering</span> <span m='16200'>a</span> <span m='16239'>lot</span> <span m='16379'>of</span> <span m='16450'>emails</span> <span m='16990'>with</span> <span m='17630'>customers</span> <span m='18020'>that</span> <span m='18230'>are</span> <span m='18250'>in</span> <span m='18430'>large</span> <span m='18750'>accounts.</span> <span m='19230'>For</span> <span m='19340'>example,</span> <span m='19840'>Nordstrom</span> <span m='20360'>is</span> <span m='20480'>one</span> <span m='20590'>of</span> <span m='20680'>our</span> <span m='20850'>accounts.</span> <span m='21850'>So</span> <span m='21990'>I</span> <span m='22050'>deal</span> <span m='22240'>with</span> <span m='22360'>them</span> <span m='22520'>on</span> <span m='22650'>a</span> <span m='22690'>day-to-day</span> <span m='23080'>basis</span> <span m='23530'>just</span> <span m='23720'>to make</span> <span m='23900'>sure</span> <span m='24010'>that</span> <span m='24110'>they</span> <span m='24210'>have</span> <span m='24400'>all</span> <span m='24490'>the</span> <span m='24570'>products</span> <span m='24890'>that</span> <span m='25010'>they</span> <span m='25140'>need</span> <span m='25470'>and</span> <span m='25550'>they</span> <span m='25630'>have</span> <span m='25820'>all</span> <span m='25900'>the</span> <span m='25980'>designs</span> <span m='26410'>that they</span> <span m='26560'>like.</span> </p><p><span m='27870'>Another</span> <span m='28280'>aspect</span> <span m='28760'>of</span> <span m='28830'>my</span> <span m='28980'>job</span> <span m='29310'>is</span> <span m='29450'>actually</span> <span m='29860'>designing.</span> <span m='31260'>A</span> <span m='31280'>lot</span> <span m='31480'>of</span> <span m='31540'>that is</span> <span m='31960'>photography</span> <span m='32759'>and</span> <span m='33220'>building</span> <span m='33600'>up</span> <span m='33740'>a</span> <span m='34170'>portfolio</span> <span m='34950'>for</span> <span m='35270'>upcoming</span> <span m='35720'>catalogs.</span> <span m='37300'>Taking</span> <span m='37610'>a lot</span> <span m='37780'>of</span> <span m='37840'>lifestyle</span> <span m='38370'>shots</span> <span m='39000'>and</span> <span m='39390'>getting</span> <span m='39640'>a</span> <span m='39740'>lot</span> <span m='39980'>of</span> <span m='40210'>promotional</span> <span m='40730'>material</span> <span m='41190'>together.</span> </p><p><span m='42610'>On</span> <span m='42830'>top</span> <span m='43040'>of</span> <span m='43100'>that,</span> <span m='43750'>if I'm</span> <span m='44220'>out of the office,</span> <span m='44680'>I'm</span> <span m='44840'>normally</span> <span m='45280'>on</span> <span m='45400'>a</span> <span m='45470'>trade</span> <span m='45730'>show</span> <span m='45900'>circuit</span> <span m='46480'>or</span> <span m='47500'>traveling</span> <span m='48100'>for</span> <span m='48320'>different</span> <span m='48670'>meeting</span> <span m='48970'>examples.</span> <span m='50400'>In</span> <span m='50540'>a</span> <span m='50610'>trade</span> <span m='50910'>show,</span> <span m='51170'>we</span> <span m='51470'>present</span> <span m='51970'>all</span> <span m='52200'>of</span> <span m='52280'>our</span> <span m='52420'>product</span> <span m='52910'>and</span> <span m='53060'>try</span> <span m='53290'>and</span> <span m='53470'>open</span> <span m='53800'>up</span> <span m='53980'>new</span> <span m='54170'>accounts</span> <span m='55200'>by</span> <span m='55920'>meeting</span> <span m='56260'>new</span> <span m='56430'>stores</span> <span m='57050'>and</span> <span m='57780'>writing</span> <span m='58140'>orders.</span> <span m='59130'>That's</span> <span m='59395'>a</span> <span m='60150'>day-to-day.</span> </p><p><span m='61420'>I</span> <span m='61760'>originally</span> <span m='62240'>went</span> <span m='62370'>to</span> <span m='62450'>school</span> <span m='62820'>for</span> <span m='63030'>photography</span> <span m='63650'>and</span> <span m='63770'>art</span> <span m='63920'>history.</span> <span m='64780'>And</span> <span m='65050'>then</span> <span m='65390'>I</span> <span m='65510'>moved</span> <span m='65790'>to</span> <span m='65900'>Venice,</span> <span m='66240'>California</span> <span m='66900'>from</span> <span m='67110'>Boulder,</span> <span m='67410'>Colorado</span> <span m='67910'>because</span> <span m='68090'>I</span> <span m='68170'>had</span> <span m='68490'>more</span> <span m='68840'>artistic</span> <span m='69280'>opportunities</span> <span m='69890'>out</span> <span m='70040'>there.</span> <span m='71090'>I</span> <span m='71300'>actually</span> <span m='72110'>met</span> <span m='72420'>these</span> <span m='72700'>guys</span> <span m='73720'>at</span> <span m='73830'>a</span> <span m='73900'>random</span> <span m='74350'>night</span> <span m='74710'>just</span> <span m='75280'>going</span> <span m='75570'>on</span> <span m='75770'>Venice</span> <span m='76100'>Beach.</span> <span m='76500'>And</span> <span m='76740'>we</span> <span m='76850'>decided</span> <span m='77210'>to</span> <span m='77270'>start</span> <span m='77530'>this</span> <span m='77700'>company</span> <span m='78030'>together.</span> <span m='79410'>It</span> <span m='79550'>was</span> <span m='79690'>a</span> <span m='79740'>dream</span> <span m='80270'>sort</span> <span m='80540'>of</span> <span m='80650'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='81360'>I</span> <span m='81500'>guess</span> <span m='81750'>my</span> <span m='81940'>advice</span> <span m='82320'>to</span> <span m='82400'>myself</span> <span m='82920'>would</span> <span m='83090'>be</span> <span m='83530'>make</span> <span m='83780'>sure</span> <span m='84000'>you</span> <span m='84120'>go</span> <span m='84260'>on</span> <span m='84400'>your</span> <span m='84530'>study</span> <span m='84850'>abroad</span> <span m='85180'>program.</span> <span m='86170'>Because</span> <span m='86760'>that</span> <span m='86930'>was</span> <span m='87120'>the</span> <span m='87200'>one</span> <span m='87450'>instance</span> <span m='88010'>that</span> <span m='88250'>changed</span> <span m='88670'>everything</span> <span m='89090'>for</span> <span m='89320'>me</span> <span m='89620'>in</span> <span m='89760'>an</span> <span m='89870'>artistic</span> <span m='90370'>way,</span> <span m='90700'>and</span> <span m='91020'>as</span> <span m='91170'>well</span> <span m='91420'>as</span> <span m='91610'>gave</span> <span m='91820'>me</span> <span m='91920'>the</span> <span m='92020'>confidence</span> <span m='92640'>to</span> <span m='92760'>know</span> <span m='92980'>that</span> <span m='93110'>I</span> <span m='93210'>could</span> <span m='94180'>go</span> <span m='94390'>out</span> <span m='94650'>and</span> <span m='94820'>get</span> <span m='94960'>a</span> <span m='95030'>job</span> <span m='95420'>and</span> <span m='95570'>get</span> <span m='95770'>things</span> <span m='96050'>done.</span> <span m='96340'>Because</span> <span m='96820'>I</span> <span m='96920'>was</span> <span m='97170'>able</span> <span m='97590'>to</span> <span m='97730'>travel</span> <span m='98160'>through</span> <span m='98320'>Europe,</span> <span m='98820'>and</span> <span m='99030'>do</span> <span m='99190'>all</span> <span m='99370'>of</span> <span m='99460'>that</span> <span m='99730'>on</span> <span m='99940'>my</span> <span m='100200'>own,</span> <span m='100510'>and</span> <span m='100640'>do</span> <span m='100770'>the</span> <span m='100860'>logistics</span> <span m='101480'>on</span> <span m='101640'>my</span> <span m='101870'>own.</span> <span m='102100'>And</span> <span m='102400'>after</span> <span m='102700'>that</span> <span m='102930'>happened,</span> <span m='103400'>it</span> <span m='103480'>was</span> <span m='103680'>pretty</span> <span m='103970'>easy</span> <span m='104230'>for</span> <span m='104360'>me</span> <span m='104520'>to</span> <span m='104580'>go</span> <span m='104790'>do</span> <span m='105050'>logistics</span> <span m='105340'>for</span> <span m='105640'>anything,</span> <span m='106050'>else</span> <span m='106440'>anywhere.</span> </p>","file":{"id":359263,"video_id":"3224047180001","name":"2058-Stephanie-COOWrapped1","duration":108136,"thumbnail_url":null}});