Elizabeth Fisher

Des Moines, Iowa, 50316
(515) 441-4223
hello@lizfisherdesigns.com
 

EDUCATION

2014, BFA, Integrated Studio Arts, Iowa State University

Focus: Painting, Illustration and Metalsmithing
Minor: Global Politics
Study Abroad: Brussels, Belgium

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2017, After Effects Kickstart Course, School of Motion
Professor: Nol Honig (The New School, NYC)
 

PROFESSIONAL WORK

Graphic Designer, Painter and Photographer
Sticks Object Art and Furniture, Des Moines, Iowa (2015-Present)

Art Exhibition Juror
100 Years of Women in Government Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Crystal Lake, Illinois (Fall 2016)

Digital Media Designer
GIADC, Gannett Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (2014-2015)

Mural Painter
Advanced Rehab Technologies, Urbandale, Iowa (2014)

Graphic Designer
Iowa State University Recreation Services, Ames, Iowa (2013-2014)

Caricature and Portrait Artist
Hollywood Caricatures, Adventureland Amusement Park, Altoona, Iowa (Summer 2013)


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Graphic Design for Print and Digital
Website and Logo Design
Advertising and Marketing Experience
Traditional Painting and Drawing Skills
Traditional Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Skills
Communication Skills and Collaboration Experience
Leadership and Teaching Experience
 

APPRENTICESHIPS

Elected Traveler, Assistant and Jewelry Apprentice
Toolbox Travel Project, Toolbox Initiative, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa (Spring 2017)

Travel Assistant
Artisans Jewelry Designs, Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Tucson, Arizona (Spring 2016)

Travel Assistant
Artisans Jewelry Designs, SOFA Expo: Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, Chicago, Illinois (Fall 2015)

Jewelry Apprentice
Gilger Designs, Ames, Iowa (Summer 2013)


COMMISSION WORK

Heart Chakra inspired Mandala Pendant in Brass (2017)

Interlocking M-shaped wave pendants in Silver, Birthday present for two sisters living states apart with names beginning in "M" (2017)

Love Talisman Amulet, Hand Engraved pendant with the chemical structure of Oxytocin, Bronze pendant with antiqued bronze chain and silver findings (2017)

Opal Pendant, Silver pendant highlighting a teardrop shaped Australian Opal (2017)

Opal Ring, Silver ring highlighting a teardrop shaped Australian Opal (2017)

Turquoise Earrings, Silver Drop Earrings recreated with heirloom stones (2017)

Turquoise Studs, Silver earrings made as a birthday present with heirloom stones (2016)

Simbircite Pendant, Silver pendant with Russian Simbircite stone honoring planetary transitions (2016)

Opal Fibonacci Spiral Pendant, Oxidized Silver and Copper talisman piece with teardrop shaped heirloom Fire Opal stone (2016)

Amethyst Engagement Ring, Hand fabricated Silver Ring (2015)

Arrowhead Pendant, Copper wire wrapped pendant highlighting a found heirloom object (2015)

Turquoise Earrings, Silver Sound Mirror Drop Earrings redesigned with heirloom stones (2014)

"Katie," 18x24" Graphite Portrait Drawing (2013)

"I want to win at Christmas this year," 18x24" Graphite Family Portrait Drawing (2013)

"Snowgeese," 18x24" Acrylic Wildlife Painting (2013)

"Caleb," 8.5x11" Graphite Portrait Drawing (2009)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Emerging Artist: Jewelry & Sculptural Design, Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, Iowa (2015)

2nd Place Award, "Jacob" Charcoal Portrait, Senior BFA Exhibition, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2014)

Merit Award, "Wanderlust" Pendant in Brass and Turquoise, Studies in Creativity Exhibition, Iowa State University Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa (2013)

Honorable Mention, Studies in Creativity Exhibition, Iowa State University Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa (2013)

Featured Artist, Out Your Artist Exhibition, Hosted by the Des Moines Social Club,  Historic Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines, Iowa (2013)


VOLUNTEER WORK

Summer Art Teacher and Mentor, Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Facility, Eldora, Iowa (2014)

Front Desk Concierge and Reception, Des Moines Social Club and Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa (2014)

Organic Farm Hand, Sun Gold Farms, Paton, Iowa (2014)


CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Two Rivers Marketing: Big Ideas for Small Budgets, East Village Forum, Des Moines, Iowa (Summer 2017)

Central Iowa Marketing & Digital Media Conference, Market515, Catch Des Moines, FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, Iowa (Spring 2017)


INTERNSHIPS AND WORKSHOPS ADMINISTERED

Alaina Riley, Marketing and Photography Intern, Sticks Object Art and Furniture, Des Moines, Iowa (2017)

Jesse Clement, Jewelry Workshop: Hand-Sawing and Filing Metals for Symbolic Adornment, Liz Fisher Designs Studio, Des Moines, Iowa (2015)


GALLERY AND ONLINE REPRESENTATION

Artisans Jewelry Designs, Des Moines, Iowa (2016-Present)

Red Thread Gallery, West Des Moines, Iowa (2016)

Murmurations Magazine, Online Vignette (2013)