Liz Fisher

des moines, iowa
lizfisherdesigns.com
contact@lizfisherdesigns.com
 

EDUCATION

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

Focus: Illustration, Painting + Metalsmithing
Minor: Global Politics
Study Abroad: Brussels, Belgium; NATO and European Union Headquarters (Summer 2014)
 

PROFESSION

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

Digital Media Designer + Motion Graphics,
Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center (GIADC), Gannett Inc., Des Moines, Iowa (2014-2015)

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


SKILLS

Print + Digital Design
Animation + Motion Design
Adobe Creative Suite + Cloud
Traditional Drawing + Painting
Communication + Collaboration
Leadership, Teaching + Mentoring


LEADERSHIP 

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

Pierced Metal Jewelry Workshop,
Liz Fisher Designs Studio, Des Moines, Iowa (2015)
 

CONFERENCES

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)

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

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Freelance Graphic Designer,
Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project, Remote Volunteer Position, (Summer/Fall 2018)

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

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

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)

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

Front Desk Concierge and Reception,
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)
 

ART EXHIBITIONS

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 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, 8.5x11" Graphite Portrait Drawing (2009)
 

REPRESENTATION

Artisans Jewelry Designs, Des Moines, Iowa (2016-2018)

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

Murmurations Magazine, Online Vignette (2013)