Why the name SeverinaSnape:: It's a bad joke that I can't escape now that I have been featured by Creative Commons in their studies on dA. People know me professionally as Iconic Imagery and as NativeMoon elsewhere.
Lisa is a Nanticoke/Lenni-Lenape Native American resident in South Wales. She is a highly skilled Marketing Communications professional with an extensive background spanning several creative and marketing disciplines. She has 23 years of experience primarily in London, New York City and Philadelphia. In 2009 Lisa established Iconic Imagery Creative where she is self-employed as a Senior Marketing Communications Specialist. Her services include Graphic & Web Design, Identity, Marketing Strategy, Writing & Editing, Presentations, DTP and Project Management.
Lisa began her career as a Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist as a Freelancer for a number of Blue Chip & Communications Companies in Philadelphia and New York City while still at university. She graduated with a B.A. Degree from Temple University having majored in Communications. Her concentration was Advertising with minors in Marketing and French. Lisa also spent time at The School of Visual Arts studying Communications Media Art. She pursued post-graduate studies at The University of Pennsylvania concentrating on Communications and International Marketing. Having studied six languages during the course of her education and career, she is currently the most proficient in French and anticipates becoming competent in Welsh.
Ms. Ellwood is a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors of the Graphic Artist's Guild. During her time with The Guild she also headed the Graphic Deisgn Certification Committee where she researched and presented a proposal for the certification of Graphic Designers, the first initiative of its kind in the US. Her proposal was approved by The Guild in May 1998.
Lisa is a published writer. She has written extensively on subjects of significant concern to Creatives including graphic design certification, plagiarism on the web and Creative Commons Licensing and has been referenced by professional organisations including Creative Commons Australia.
Graphic Artists Guild (www.gag.org): 09/84–12/98
-National Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 1997-1999
-NYC Representative to the National Board of Directors, 1998
-NYC Board of Directors, 1998;
-Graphic Design Exchange, NYC 1997, 1998
-Chair, Graphic Design Certification Committee, 1997-1999
• Researched and presented a proposal for the certification of Graphic Designers in the U.S., the first initiative of its kind in America; Proposal approved by the Executive Committee May 1998; Assisted with the development of the national graphic design certification examination.
Article featured in the Mar/April 1998 edition of The Guild News: www.graphicartistsguild.org/ty…
-School of Visual Arts Intern, Fall/Winter 1984
Designers Couch - joined 08/2010designerscouch.org/in/IconicIm…
World Organization of Webmasters 04/2002–04/2003
National Association of Photoshop Professionals 04/2002–04/2005
Chartered Institute of Marketing (www.cim.co.uk – Reg. CIM Workspace since 05/02) 05/2002–Present
CGSociety – Society of Digital Artists (www.cgsociety.org/) 04/2007–Present
1995 Editions: International Who's Who of Women, 2000 Notable American Women
Creative Commons Australia - "Case Studies, Building an Austrailian Commons" Book - article quoted in a feature on deviantArt.com, 2008
Main Page: creativecommons.org.au/learn-m…
Book PDF: creativecommons.org.au/content…
Creative Commons Australia - "Case Study on the Visual Arts" Brochure, article quoted in a feature on deviantArt.com, 2008creativecommons.org.au/content…
Creative Commons Wiki - article quoted in a feature on deviantArt.com, submitted by former employee of CC Australia 2008wiki.creativecommons.org/Case_…
"Certification's Time Has Come" - The Guild News, Graphic Artists Guild, Mar/Apr 1998 Editionwww.graphicartistsguild.org/ty…
Consulting Editor and Features Writer for The Promota - a Pan-African Magazine based in London. thepromota.co.uk/index.php
Current Residence: A Nanticoke/Lenni-Lenape Native American in Wales
deviantWEAR sizing preference: xx large *grins*
Print preference: big and glossy!
Favourite genre of music: I love it all; Native American, Celtic, Post-Punk, Indie, Jazz, World
Favourite photographer: rikkause, Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, DRUM
Favourite style of art: They are many and varied
Operating System: Mac & PC
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Wallpaper of choice: designerscouch.org
Skin of choice: My own in and out of Second Life
Personal Quote: Chase the dream, not the competition