|Created for my Slam, "The Old Man"|
|"Chase the dream, not the competition." ~IconicImagery|
UPDATED 13 December, 2016
dA Bio: A globe-trotting Nanticoke-Lenape Native American currently living in the UK.
Creative interests are varied but passions are: Creative Writing with a strong interest in Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Erotica and Writing for Games and Comics as well as Roleplaying.
Digital Art (working on the Level Up Worksops at ConceptArt.org www.conceptart.org/go/learn/) and Artisan crafts including Beading and Venetian Mask Making/Design.
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 radio programmes internationally.
Lisa established her Iconic Imagery brand in 2009. Her work as a Freelance Journalist is primarily with Indian Country Media Network indiancountrymedianetwork.com/…. She also takes on projects as a Marketing Communications Specialist (including Creative and Strategy).