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. During her undergraduate career she developed a versatile skill set in the 3D animation pipeline, becoming proficient in modeling, texture mapping, rigging and animation. She had the opportunity while in school to apply these skills to numerous internships, including a position with Universal Creative making 3D animatics for theme park design and with American Greetings developing 3D animated shorts. Additionally she has created two short films: Wisteria, a collaborative film that premiered on a planetarium dome at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and High Hedges, her thesis film which was on exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art's 2017 Student Summer Show. 

Lisa currently works as a freelance designer and multimedia artist and continues to pursue character art on independent and collaborative projects.

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.

think[box]   /  Cleveland, OH  /  Sept 2015 to May 2017  /  Operations Team Member

Provide assistance to makerspace users on projects and proper use of machinery, maintain equipment and work on various design projects for the facility.

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.