• Lisa is an interaction designer
  • whose insatiable curiosity and
  • background in art and science
  • inform her approach to design
  • solutions. At the core of her
  • approach is her passion for
  • people combined with her
  • attention to the ecosystems we
  • inhabit—striving to cultivate
  • connections and create
  • compelling stories.
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STORIES
Longest Street in the World
01

Seasame Workshop was looking to create an interactive table in the lobby of their New York City headquarters to communicate their mission of helping children via educational media.

Inspired by their mission, I used the nickname the “Longest Street in the World” to design and illustrate an unorthodox and interactive map intended to be viewed from each side of the Microsoft Surface multitouch table showcasing the global impact of the work of Sesame Workshop. 


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // SESAME WORKSHOP

Your Best Work: Design Awards & Competition, HOW Magazine, Winner, March 2013 HOW
Interactive Design Awards, HOW Magazine, Outstanding Achievement, Kiosks, December 2012
Anglo-Saxon Hoard
02

The National Geographic museum curated an exhibit showcasing artifacts discovered in Strattfordshire, England. There were 3,500 pieces of Anglo-Saxon gold dating back to 650 AD. The museum curators chose four pieces that were historically and culturally significant. 

Using ipads as the platform, I designed four unique interactives to illustrate each of the four artifacts including videos, high resolution images and an activity so visitors could explore each artifact in greater detail.


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Discover Diplomacy
03
VISIT SITE

The United States Diplomacy Center commissioned Second Story to create a website educating people about diplomacy and the work of the Department of State. Discover Diplomacy highlights what diplomacy is and the practice of diplomacy around the world. 

Using the globe and passports as the metaphor, I designed a dynamic HTML5 interactive map for visitors to explore and learn about the global outreach of the Department of State and people, places and issues they address. To support the content, I wrote, designed and illustrated an animated video describing what diplomacy is. 


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // US DIPLOMACY CENTER

Oregon Entry Wall FORD ALUMNI CENTER
04

The Alumni Association at the University of Oregon wanted to create a space that both recognized the alumni who have attended the University while also inspiring the future. The alumni wall is a digital wood wall installation with LED displays, screens showing campus events and energy consumption and laser etched names of the alumni who helped make the alumni center possible. I designed the typographic system for the laser etched alumni names with different weights for the names based on donation.


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Triangle Room Shadow Play VAULT OF THE SECRET FORMULA
05

The Coca-Cola Company sought to create an immersive experience showcasing the intrigue surrounding the secret formula for Coca Cola. The original secret formula was kept in a triangle room. 

I designed the typographic environmental graphics for the triangle room, in which backlit silhouettes of two people can be seen mixing the ingredients for the secret formula behind two large panels of handwriting. The handwriting tells the story of how Howard Candler-son of Asa Candler, one of Coca Cola’s first chief executives, learned to mix the secret formula. 


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Descent With Modification
06

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin’s book, "On the Origin of Species," was published. He connected what had previously seemed an array of unrelated facts into a cohesive view of life. In 1803, 56 years prior to the publication of the book "On the Origin of Species," Charles Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin’s, poem "The Temple of Nature" was published posthumously. Several of the ideas expressed eloquently in verse were not purely imaginative, but were fundamental to the theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin in "On the Origin of Species." 

"On Descent With Modification," hypothesizes that ideas expressed in Charles’ "On the Origin of Species," evolved from Erasmus’ poem "The Temple of Nature" via: (1) traits Charles inherited from his grandfather and (2) through these traits being expressed during Charles’ interaction with his environment.


 

CLIENT // STUDENT PROJECT

Hood River Monogram
07

To represent Cate and Jordan’s connection to Washington and Oregon, their love of the outdoors, and the “double mountain” seen in Hood River (the location of their first date and wedding) I created a monogram symbol using the outlines of Mt. Adams in the north and Mt. Hood in the south, representing Cate and Jordan joining in the adventure of marriage together. 

Inspired by the back of Cate’s wedding dress I created a pattern from the monogram symbol to emulate the cascading effect of the dress.


 

CLIENTS // CATE SCHNEIDER & JORDAN WHEELER

Resilience Design
08

Resilience Design is a sustainable landscape design and consultation company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011, its focus is creating ‘homesteads and habitats’ multifunctional spaces that serve the needs of people while contributing to the workings of the ecosystems we reside within.

I designed a logo and pattern for Resilience Design based on a plant cell, the foundation of resilience, and landscape design drawings.


 

CLIENT // RESILIENCE DESIGN

Soirée
09

Soirée was a brand identity proposal developed for the small antique store Swoon in Vancouver, Washington, in partnership with MESO, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, a non-profit that provides financial and business educational support for under served entrepreneurs.

The client expressed the desire to create a ‘salon’ style antique store in which patrons could come in, sit for awhile, enjoy tea or coffee and learn about styling their homes with antiques. The client also expressed a love of French provincial style antiques and hoped to one day travel to flea markets in France to purchase antiques for the store. I proposed a name change to Soirée which means a gathering place for an intended purpose, the purpose being antiques, and designed the mark to evoke a French provincial feeling. 


 

CLIENT // KIMBERLY SHULTS

Second Story Logo
10

When Second Story was redesigning their website, I helped refine the Second Story crest logo by adjusting the curves and placement of the scrolls and the typography. 


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // SECOND STORY

Earth Lab: Degrees of Change
11

The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences curates exhibits focused on current science with the goal of informing the public to affect public policy. They wanted to create an exhibit to educate people about some of the causes of climate change, its impact and possible solutions.

I drew approximately 50 illustrations including graphs, charts, and scientific illustrations for two of the interactives in the exhibit. I also designed a set of 20 icons that were then applied to graphics throughout the entire exhibit.


Created while at Second Story.

CLIENT // MARIAN KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM

Grow Your Lunch
12

In 1995, Alice Waters established the Edible Schoolyard Program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley California. The one-acre garden and kitchen classroom both feed and educates the students. The integrated curriculum incorporates education on the culture of food, math lessons based on recipes and involving the students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving, and eating food.

Inspired by the Edible Schoolyard Program the Grow Your Lunch campaign is designed for schools with an established school garden, in order to facilitate the education process with fun, engaging tools for the students. I designed an illustrated information graphic combining the periodic table with the rising sun to show the seasonality of approximately 50 of the top fruits and vegetables that grow in Oregon. 


 

CLIENT // SCHOOL PROJECT

Cathedral Park
13

Cathedral Park is a stunning park located in North Portland underneath the St. John’s bridge. This gothic style bridge is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding as the arches convey the feeling of being in a grand cathedral.

The couple getting married share a love of the outdoors and going on adventures, so I designed and illustrated an invitation that was reminiscent of vintage National Park posters.


 

CLIENTS // JENNI HANNA & DAN CACCAVANO