Lisa J. Bates
3244 S. 114th St., West Allis, WI 53227
Home: (414) 545-2464 • Cell: (414) 312-1537
Graphic Designer in the Milwaukee metro area or freelancer anywhere in the USA
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 1999 - Associate Degree in Commercial Art
GPA - 3.84
1976 - 1979 - stained glass, acrylic painting, watercolor painting
Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
1995 - Close-up Photography
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
1995 - Portrait Drawing
1975 - 1976 - Commercial Art program
Software used - Adobe Creative Cloud Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, Word, and Excel
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelancing West Allis, WI
offsite and onsite November 2008 to present
Logos, business cards, advertisements, letterhead, flyers, t-shirts, brochures, product
design, invitations, technical drawings, clipart, craft art, plate art, photo touch-up,
Freelancing onsite Menomonee Falls, WI
Graphic Designer February 2007 to November 2008
Designed patterns, art, P.O.P. display headers, redrawing of logos, presentation
boards, product mock-ups, plan-o-grams, miscellaneious office support tasks as
needed for paper plate products
CNI Newspapers New Berlin, WI
Graphic Designer December 1999 to May 2002
Graphic design of advertisements and paste-up for 23 community newspapers
City Screen Print West Allis, WI
Graphic Designer May 1999 to August 1999
Graphic design for screen print or embroidery on wearing apparel items
https://www.vectorart.com - over 800 pieces of clipart in the Mega 2 and 3 book.
Look under artist name to see all of my art.
https://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-lisa-bates.html - mostly fine art,
photography, and some graphic design.
I completed over 130 designs for paper crafts. No website reference known.
https://www.fotolia.com - I have over 160 clipart images. Name can not be
https://www.deco-plate.com - 34 designs on the website are mine. They are the
more complex designs. Some may not be shown currently because they are season
al. Click on one design and artist name will display.
Watercolor, acrylic and water base oil painting, colored pencil, close-up nature and scenic photography, pastels, murals, charcoal, wood painting, human and animal portraits, glass painting, and
AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Judged a Google art contest - 2014
National Dean’s List - 1996 to 1999
National Vocational-Technical Honor Society - 1996 to 1999
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Member of Allis-Chalmers Art Association - 1992 to 1993
I have had gallery pieces at Gallery1, Purloin Studio, Hummingbird Art Boutique, Onionmania, Artz Fartz, Art ‘n Oddities, Neon Enterprises and Hugo’s Restaurant.
Volunteer my time to create graphics for the church as needed for events since 2000
One Christmas plate design featured in USA Weekend, throughout the country in 800 publications as a gift suggestion. It also featured in Decor & Babies. These were not advertisements.
Available upon request