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Lissa Marques

"Visual Harmonizer"

Putting words and numbers in their place and making them dazzle.

When I was 12 I knew I wanted to be a designer after creating a logo for the “Super Cleaner 5000” for the sixth grade Invention Convention. Years later, fate led me to Michigan where I studied graphic design at Grand Valley State University and graduated in 2011 with a BFA. Right out of school, I was lucky enough to get an internship at the little orange Image Shoppe building. The internship soon evolved into a part-time position, followed by a full-time position. I could not be happier being a part of the TIS team. Since starting, I have grown not only as a graphic designer, but have expanded my skills to art direction as well as mentoring graphic design students. You can’t really call what I do “work.” I love the people I work with and the companies that we partner with and stand behind to create wonderful and effective design pieces.

Staff Particulars

Hometown:
Naperville, Illinois by way of Ponta Grossa, Brazil

Wisdom:
If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it.

Design Philosophy:
The key to great design is savvy communication: Creating a design that says everything it needs to with few words, and is memorable.

Tools of the Trade:
Hand-made Typography, Information Graphics

Hobbies:
I love being outside, Snowboarding, Museums, Documentaries, Environmental Activism

Music:
Rock, Rap, Hip-hop, Electronic (dub step), Reggae, 90s; 311 is my favorite band… I have seen them enough in concert to be considered a fanatic.

Team

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