I’m Lis, an artist and creative professional with 15 years of experience. Currently I work at The Pokémon Company International, where I am responsible for a wide range of work and keeping everything on-brand—from designing a variety of publications, digital and print ads, trade show booths, merchandise, logo design, packaging design, production work, occasional photo shoots, and more. My previous experience included creating mood boards, art direction, styling, and production of photo shoots. I have used my photography training to shoot products for printed books, and have previously managed a small team of designers. I am New England born and raised but currently live in the Seattle area.
My love for art and making handmade books ignited my passion for graphic design. Some of my best inspiration has come from music, my beliefs, my travels, and my late dog Sid.
Graphic Designer, The Pokémon Company International
Conceptualize, design and produce graphic materials for video games, publications, domestic
and international marketing, sales, and events. Style guide creation, print and digital design, and
logo design. Take designs from initial concept to final production for apparel, home décor, and other merchandise for Pokémon Center. Research and create shot lists for lifestyle and product
photo shoots. Research seasonal trends for conceptual development. Maintain brand guidelines
Senior Graphic Designer, F+W Media, Inc.
May 2016–November 2016
Develop layouts for complex 4-color book covers and interiors. Create mood boards and style guides to provide direction to in-house and freelance designers and photographers. Art direction, style, and produce photo shoots.
Design Manager, F+W Media, Inc.
Managed a team of 4 designers as well as freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers, providing art direction and feedback. Developed layouts for complex 4-color book covers and interiors. Created mood boards and style guides to provide direction to designers and photographers. Planned, directed, and styled photo shoots. Photographed finished products. Designed ads and marketing materials. Created and adjusted team workflow processes.
Senior Graphic Designer, Adams Media
August 2008–September 2015
Developed layouts of 1-, 2-, and 4-color books and other products, and 4-color print and eBook cover designs. Trained employees on book design and layout. Worked with a large team of manager, editors, marketers, etc. Worked on in-house photo shoots, including art direction, set-up, styling, and photography. Created illustrations and other art for books, contributing to reducing company expenses. Built a small in-house studio for the design team, which is still growing and is used on a weekly basis. Some noted work: Exotic Table and This Is Why You’re Single.
Graphic Designer, Shotgunflat Creative Agency
February 2008–September 2008
Created website designs for clients. Worked on print projects and web banners and ads. Edited product photos for eCommerce sites.
Screenprinting Pre-Press Tech, League Collegiate Outfitters
October 2007–January 2008
Hand-mixed inks using a PANTONE color matching system. Printed and pulled existing designs, burned and prepared screens for the screenprinters.
Head of Design, Campus Design at UMass Dartmouth
May 2006–May 2007
Worked with student organizations, faculty, and staff to design flyers, banners, brochures, and many other products on a daily basis. Managed team of 5 students.
Printer Technician/Designer, Campus Design at UMass Dartmouth
October 2005–May 2006
Maintained large-format printer and copiers for the campus. Managed print jobs and discussed needs with clients. Occasionally created designs as needed.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
BFA in Graphic Design/Letterform
Study Abroad: Japan Textiles Study Tour
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
May 2006–June 2006
Intensive one-month study abroad, taking courses in Japanese Textiles and Japanese Art, History, and Culture.