Lisa M. Syverson holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Lisa has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer during her professional career that spans more than 28 years. While attending MICA, she traveled to Turkey and discovered the beginnings of a lifelong passion for learning about other cultures, people, and indigenous art. Traveling extensively throughout the US and abroad has given Lisa invaluable insights and experiences that have influenced her professional, creative, and personal development.
As an artist, Lisa’s lifelong dream has been to enhance and touch the lives of people around
the world through her rich creativity and imaginative works of art. Her artwork expresses her insatiable love of people and travel, sharing their intriguing stories along with the colorful tapestry of patterns, symbols, color, and textures drawn from her experience. She teaches us to see, not just observe our life that we may take for granted. She has developed unique techniques in her art that provide brilliant color and depth - capturing the essence of their experience, and environments.
Recently Lisa has begun to focus her artistic intention on health and healing. She is exploring how her art can enhance the health and well-being of all who come to experience and appreciate her work. She has a particular affinity with children and young adults, and enjoys teaching, nurturing their creativity through workshops and classes. Lisa looks to develop new projects and commissions which will allow her to express these new directions.
Lisa’s work ranges from: children’s books, editorial and magazine, travel and destination, journals, educational literature and publications, marketing materials, advertising campaigns, packaging, annual reports and more. The business channels include children’s markets, wellness and healthcare, real estate, food and travel, entertainment, the outdoors, education, as well as the service and manufacturing industry.
Select clients/projects include: “Close Your Eyes” children’s book (private commission), Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, The National American Red Cross, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Margot Arnand’s Kiss of Bliss products (France), LATI USA/Italy, Ben & Jerry’s, Ford Motor Company, After The Fall/Smuckers, Epiculinary, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Country Walkers, Harley-Davidson, Guideposts/Spirit Lead Woman Magazine, ChicagoSpeaks Magazine, KIDSVT Magazine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Volvo, IJCO: International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, Ski Racing International and more. (Please see www.lisa-syverson-art for full vitae.)
Lisa has received national recognition and prestigious awards such as the American Advertising Award, Forbes Magazine, NYC’s Society of Illustrators, and the CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.