|Created for my Slam, "The Old Man"|
A strong communicator with a distinctive voice.|
Lisa J. Ellwood is a highly-skilled Communications professional with an extensive background spanning several creative and marketing disciplines. She has more than 20 years of experience primarily in London, New York City and Philadelphia. Ms. Ellwood began her career as a Marketing Specialist freelancing for a number of Blue Chip, Fortune 500, Media, Higher Education and Non-Profit organisations while still at university in the US. She completed her B.A. Degree at Temple University with a major in Journalism and Advertising and minors in Marketing and French.
Lisa 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 its Graphic Design 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.
Ms. Ellwood is a Freelance Journalist. Design-related articles and commentaries include graphic design certification, plagiarism on the web and Creative Commons Licensing. Her social justice blog, The Creative Crip, has been featured in Society Guardian many times and she was a Contributing Editor and Features Writer for The Promota Africa Magazine. In September 2011 the Left Foot Forward Political Blog cited Ms. Ellwood's effective use of social media and blogging in its "Nomination for most influential left-wing thinker: The disabled rights community" feature. She has also been interviewed for Grazia Australia and appeared on several radio programmes internationally.
Lisa established Iconic Imagery in 2009. Her specializations include Data Journalism, Data Visualization, Marketing Communications, Graphic & Web Design, Disability, NDN Country and Research.