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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

Naperville, Illinois by way of Ponta Grossa, Brazil

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

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

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.


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