Lisa is a versatile designer with
an extensive background
Lisa Bauer has extensive experience working full time and freelance as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for many Chicago, Colorado, Florida, New York, San Diego and Santa Fe based advertising agencies, corporations, design firms, newspapers, and publishing companies.
In addition to professional experience in the Graphic Arts, a full-time resident of Lafayette, Colorado. She has formally studied watercolor painting for 5 years with Michael McGuire. Her art portfolio includes renditions of the Lady of Guadalupe, and her unique artistic presence with “Full Moon Over Ojo Caliente”, available as a watercolor, and commercialized as a greeting card available from the artist and small mercantile shops in Northern New Mexico.
In addition to watercolors, Lisa’s art portfolio includes hand-painted furniture, and products applying her watercolor designs available at: https://shopvida.com/collections/lisa-bauer.
Lisa attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI as a Fine Arts Major and graduated from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) with a Fashion Illustration degree.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, she is a practicing Certified Herbalist, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Cranial Sacral Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist, working at various spas and hotels in Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico, Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Boulder, Co.
Owner – Qi Flow Design
Responsible for art direction, concept, design, production, in various mediums, including digital and print for a variety of clients: Representative Clients Include:
- Integrative Holistic Healing Center
- Herb’s Etc.
- The Santa Fe Reporter
- Santa Fe Services, Inc.,
- Body Spa
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Northern New Mexico
- SuCasa Magazine
- Pranic Healing of San Diego
- New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts
- Young Acupuncture
- Baker Botanica
- Healing Energies & Research Technologies, Inc.
- Moonrise Magic Candles
- Psy Tek Labs
ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
HERBS ETC. – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Director for in-house design department.Responsible for all concept, design, production, compt to print for herbal manufacturer. Initiated the redesign of all promotional materials to enhance our national image.
NEW MEXICO ACADEMY OF HEALING ARTS – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Worked in the capacity of Project Manager, collaborating with school director and
teachers to redesign all marketing materials. Expanded advertising to include all print
and email blasts that targeted a broader market base, increasing student enrollment.
SANTA FE REPORTER – Santa Fe, New Mexico
In the capacity of Freelance Art Director, collaborated with team of photographers, editors, writers and graphic artists to design and format the weekly newspaper, juggling tight deadlines with minimal errors.
COMEONHOME.BIZ – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Partnered with various customer home building vendors, using complex content, to create web-based advertisements showcasing their products. Met with all vendors, collected all of the client’s ad materials, and discussed layouts. Created clean, dynamic ads that were integral to increasing customer awareness of vendor products, leading to increased sales.
Freelance Art Director
BODY OF SANTA FE – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Partnered with the CEO and Marketing department to increase customer awareness of Body Wellness Center. Recreated and rebranded existing marketing materials to updated, energetic visuals, by incorporating dynamic photography, color palettes,
and visual layout.
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1977 – 1979
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Associates Degree, Fashion Illustration & Advertising Design
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
2009 – 2014
Valdes Art School
Watercolor Painting. Studied for the past five years with master watercolorist Michael McGuire
1989 – 1990
American Academy of Art
Macintosh software programs
Studied Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress
1988 – 1989
Studied Lumena 16 paint program by Time Arts
1975 – 1976
Western Michigan University
Fine arts courses