Lisa is an artist and designer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated in 2017 from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in animation. As a student Lisa had the opportunity to intern in theme park design, 3D animated shorts, and feature film previsualization. She has since worked as a 3D artist, a multimedia designer, and an art educator. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Prototyping Manager at think[box], Case Western Reserve University's open-access makerspace and innovation center, where she facilitates and supports community access to equipment and services for rapid prototyping. 

In addition to her profession as an artist collaborator, Lisa joins the local art scene with the LiChi Collection, an evolving body of work inspired by her tiny tortoise-shell cat, Chia. Her art aims to capture the feline spirit through curiosity and playfulness. She also accepts commissions for custom pet portrait hand embroidery and has joyfully depicted dozens of fur babies for their friends and families.

think[box] at Case Western Reserve University  /  Cleveland, OH  / May 2023 - Present  /  Prototyping Manager

Oversee makerspace operations and 3D printing services and provide creative engineering advice and product design guidance to makerspace users. Manage a team of student technicians, create and deliver training, and conduct and supervise the installation and maintenance of equipment. 

The Cleveland Institute of Art  /  Cleveland, OH  /  Jan 2020 to Present /  Adjunct Faculty

Teach an introductory undergraduate course on 3D animation with a focus in character animation, software knowledge and technical ability. 

Interactive Commons at Case Western Reserve University  /  Cleveland, OH  /  May 2017 to Sept 2020  /  3D Artist

Create 3D art and animation for development of Microsoft Hololens headset applications to advance research and learning through augmented reality.

American Greetings  /  Cleveland, OH  /  Sept 2016 to Dec 2016  /  Animation Intern

Provide 3D layout and effects animation to team collaboration with the Cleveland Institute of Art to create a series of Care Bears animated shorts. 

Universal Creative  /  Orlando, FL  /  June 2016 to Aug 2016  /  3D Design Intern

Support design team by providing character rigs and creating animatics for theme park attraction design.

Deck of Dice, LLC  /  Cleveland, OH  /  Jan 2016 to May 2016  /  3D Art Intern

Model and texture 3D art assets for a mobile app game.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History  /  Cleveland, OH  /  September 2015 to April 2016  /  3D Artist & Animator

Collaborate on a short animated film for the 360° of Sight + Sound showing in the Shafran Planetarium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Dog Eat Dog Productions, LLC  /  Cleveland, OH  /  Sept 2015 to Nov 2015  /  Previsualization Intern

Create storyboards and 3D animated previsualization footage for Paul Schrader's feature film Dog Eat Dog.