Lisa is a multi-faceted creative person who began her career  an advertising art director and has expanded her talents and expertise into graphic design, web design and education.

Upon graduating Parsons School of Design, Lisa started work at Young & Rubicam, working on major national advertisers producing TV and print for clients like General Foods and Bristol Meyers. Her print work on the Oil of Olay account won awards and gained her notice in industry publications.

She moved on to Backer & Spielvogel where she produced television commercials for everything from the Miller Brewing Co, to Campbell's Soup to Helene Curtis --for which she won 3 Effie awards.

From there, she went to McCann Erickson as a Creative Supervisor producing a national TV campaign for Coca Cola and print on L'Oreal cosmetics.

She also was on staff at Euro RSCG, (Havas) working on Lean Cuisine, Philips Electronics, MCI, and Dr. Scholl's.

She has freelanced at Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey Worldwide, Lowe Healthcare, Draft FCB, just to name a few.

Her pharmaceutical experience includes work on Cialis, Chantix, and Valtrex, Serevent and Flovent, Seasonale, Seasonique and Paragard.

Additionally, Lisa has worked on countless graphic design and web site for private clients, including George Magazine, for JFK Jr., co-authored and self published a book about motherhood, "Momoirs, I'll Give You Something to Cry About", and art directed, produced and recorded 2 jazz CD's as a vocalist.

A Macintosh computer user from its inception she has parlayed her expertise in the Adobe applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Muse) into teaching. Since 2002 she has been an adjunct instructor in Computer Arts and Communication Design, at SUNY WCC Center for the Arts, FIT, and Sacred Heart University where she is presently teaching in the School for Communications Arts and is a private tutor as well.


When not doing art & design or teaching, you'll find her doing her other life as a jazz singer,


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HAVAS (formerly MVBMS),

Associate Creative Director

Lean Cuisine, Stouffer’s

Dr. Scholl’s, Lotrimin AF

Philips Electronics.

MCI Corporate



Creative Supervisor, VP

Coca Cola Classic, Cherry Coke, Coke II, Caffeine Free

L’Oreal Cosmetics, Vanderbilt Perfume



Senior Art Director, VP

Miller Brewing Co, Lowenbrau, Lite Beer, Miller Corp.

Wendy’s, Campbell Soup , V-8 Juice, Dole,
Finesse & Suave, Shampoo & Conditioner

Raintree Hand & Body Lotion, Bonjour Jeans

Xerox, NCR Computers, Parliament Cigarettes

Visine, Fisher Price Toys, J.P. Morgan Bank



Art Director

Oil of Olay, Bristol Meyers , Datril 500

Frito-Lay, Lays Potato Chips

Jello, BirdsEye Vegetables

Manufacturers Hanover consumer banking

Pabst Beer, Gallo Wine,

New York Telephone, Singer Corporate


 Havas- Strat Farm
 Saatchi & Saatchi

 Grey Advertising

 Lowe Healthcare

 FCB Healthcare
 Debellis & Ferrara


 Knight Vinke Asset Management

 Ouidad Haircare


 Gruner & Jahr

 Sky Rink

 Estee Lauder

 George Magazine

 Nemo Tile

The Sherkow Center


 BFA, Communication Design,

 Parsons School of Design

 Fleming College, Florence Italy


Winner, 3 Effies

Vision Project, Art Director/ Advisor

Adobe InDesign User Group

Member, Screen Actors Guild,  AFTRA.

Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Muse

Advertising Agencies


Sacred Heart University,
School of Communication & Media Arts.
Graduate Program
Communication Design, Adobe InDesign

AGI, (American Graphics Institute)
Trainer, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat

Westchester Community College Center for the Arts

Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Photoshop

Fashion Institute of Technology

Web Design: QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver

Private tutor, Adobe Suite


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