Elizabeth Fisher

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

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Integrated Studio Arts, College of DesignIowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2014)

Focus: Painting, Illustration and Metalsmithing
Minors: Political Science and International Relations
Study Abroad: The European Union, and NATO in Brussels, Belgium (Summer 2014)

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

After Effects Kickstart, Animation Course, School of Motion (Fall 2017)
 

EXPERIENCE

Graphics and Web 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

  • Digital Illustration and Color Correction
  • Graphic Design for Print and Digital
  • Website and Logo Design
  • 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
Artisan's Jewelry Designs, Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Tucson, Arizona (Spring 2016)

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

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


COMMISSIONS

Shield Ring in Silver with Engraved Woodpecker design inspired by Mayan astrological symbols (2017)

Opal Ring, Silver ring with stamped metalwork highlighting a teardrop shaped Austrailian Opal (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 Austrailian Opal (2017)

Opal Ring, matching Silver ring highlighting an additional teardrop shaped Austrailian 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)


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 ClubHistoric 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 GIVEN

Alaina Riley, Marketing Intern: Blog and Social Media Development plus Product Photography TrainingSticks Object Art and Furniture, Des Moines, Iowa (2017)

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


GALLERY AND ONLINE REPRESENTATION

Artisan’s Jewelry Designs, Des Moines, Iowa (2016-Present)

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

Murmurations Magazine, Online Vignette (2013)