Liz Fisher Designs
Liz Fisher Designs

Curriculum Vitae

Liz Fisher

Des Moines, Iowa


2014, BFA, Integrated Studio Arts,
College of Design, Iowa State University
Minor: Political Science
Study Abroad: Brussels, Belgium

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Continuing Education

School of Motion, The Path to MoGraph, After Effects Kickstart, Design Bootcamp + Advanced Motion Methods with Sander Van Dijk
MoGraph Mentor, Motion Design 101, Designing for Motion + Classical Animation Workflow & Techniques with Henrique Barone
Learn Squared, Motion Design with Jorge Rolando Canedo Estrada (J.R. Canest)
Motion Design School, After Effects Fundamentals

Work Experience

Marketing Graphic Designer and Photographer,
Sticks, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (Oct. 2016 - Sept. 2019)

Production Artist (Painter),
Sticks, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (Sept. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

Digital Media Designer,
Gannett, Inc., USA Today Network, Des Moines, Iowa (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015)

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


Remote / Freelance (Work from Home and In-House)
Adobe CC
(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Animate)
(Email and Social Media)
Drawing / Painting
(Traditional and Digital Mediums)
(Listening, Respect, Feedback, Empathy)


Intern Supervisor,
Sticks Object Art and Furniture, Des Moines, Iowa (2017) 

Shift Manager,
Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shop, Ames, Iowa (2011-2013)

Travel Experience & Conferences Attended

Central Iowa Marketing & Digital Media Conference,
Market515, Catch Des Moines, FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, Iowa (Spring 2018)

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

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

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

Travel Assistant and Jewelry Apprentice,
Artisans Jewelry Designs, Historic East Village, Des Moines, Iowa
SOFA Expo: Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, Chicago, Illinois (Fall 2015)
Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Tucson, Arizona (Spring 2016) 

Life Experience

Remote Freelance Designer, (2016 - Present)
Sticks, Inc., Knox Canine Training, Eubank Capital, Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project, Bold Iowa, Frederico Landscape Management, Bill Van Orsdel, $iah500 Music Production, Des Moines Middle East Peace Education Coalition (MEPEC), Recycle Me Iowa

Spokesperson and Cashier,
Dirt Burger and Sun Gold Farms, Iowa VegFest, Des Moines, Iowa (Fall 2017) 

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

Barista / Vegetarian Chef,
Ritual Café, Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, Iowa (Summer 2016) 

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

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

Organic Farmer,
Sun Gold Farms, Paton, Iowa (Summer 2014) 

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

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

Fine Arts Awards

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

2nd Place Award: Large 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 Award: Acrylic Painting,
Studies in Creativity Exhibition, Iowa State University Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa (2013)

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

Commissioned Fine Arts

  • 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, Brass 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 with leaf motif (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)

  • Portrait of his Daughter, 18x24" Charcoal Portrait Drawing (2013)

  • Family portrait, 18x24" Graphite Family Portrait Drawing (2013)

  • Snow geese symbolic spirit animal painting, 18x24" Acrylic Wildlife Painting (2013)

  • Portrait of her Son, Caleb, 8.5x11" Graphite Portrait Drawing (2009)

Fine Arts Representation

Artisans Jewelry Designs, Des Moines, Iowa (2016-2018)
Red Thread Gallery, West Des Moines, Iowa (2016)
Murmurations Magazine, Online Vignette (2013)