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ALISA STRAUSS

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ALISA STRAUSS

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PROJECT Logo designs

DESCRIPTION Logos have been designed to create brand identities for a number of clients including (clockwise from top left ): • Project Renew at the Internal Medicine Residency Program at University of Cincinnati • Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association • “Leaf Environmental Consulting,” leaf mark the result of a Design Aesthetics course project in logo design • The Ambulatory Medical Education Program at the University of Cincinnati


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PROJECT Poster design

School of Design

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Immerse yourself in DAAP’s internationally renowned educational process in DAAP designcamp, a week-long residential camp. Through hands-on activities and projects, rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will be introduced to the exciting world of design.

The DAAP designcamp poster was created digitally using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The Mason Arts Festival posters were both made by combining hand-drawn images with computerrendered type. The poster designs were created with final use in multiple media formats in mind. The dragonfly designs in these winning Mason Arts Festival posters were used on postcards, flyers, brochures, booklets, and t-shirts.

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DAAP designcamp June 24 - 30, 2012


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PROJECT Typeface design

DESCRIPTION Circinate is an original type form designed to be clearly modern in appearance while having an old-book feel. Creation of the typeface began with concept sketches of potential letter forms. The final typeface was created by refining hand-drawn letters in Adobe Illustrator.


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PROJECT Create clear, concise instructions.

DESCRIPTION This set of instructions was created to show a person how to make a simple pair of earrings without the use of text. The instructions were first drawn in black pigment ink then they were scanned. Finally, colors were added using Adobe Photoshop to show how color could be used to enhance the clarity of the instructions.


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PROJECT Design and Illustrate a storyboard.

DESCRIPTION The purpose of the storyboard is to share information and emotion nonverbally with the viewer. This storyboard conveys the plot of scene from the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in only fifteen cells. The storyboard was drawn in gray scale using markers and pigment ink.


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PROJECT Typographic composition design

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DESCRIPTION This typographic design project involved exploring various ways to convey a message using different typographic elements. Each composition uses the exact same text, but has a unique tone. To create each composition, type was used in a decisive manner to creatively encourage readability and comprehension.

The Music Video March 3 - September 3, 2012

Contemporary Arts Center 44 East Sixth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.345.8400 www.contemporaryartscenter.org

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture. Although it has had an enormous influence on pop culture, music, cinema, fashion, and advertising— music video as an art form has yet to receive consideration in a museum context.

who expertly used the medium to define their public identities, like Devo, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna, to artists like OK Go and Lady Gaga who follow in their footsteps today.

Spectacle changes all that.

The exhibition presents the changing landscape of the art of music video, highlighting the genre’s place at the forefront of creative technology, and its role in pushing the boundaries of creative production. With innovation and exploration as hallmarks—from the A-Ha ‘Take on Me’ video, to Chris Milk, Radiohead and others, introducing new forms of interactivity and viewer participation—it is apparent that music video as an art form is constantly being redefined.

This is the first time a contemporary art museum has examined the music video format through a diverse exhibition—employing immersive environments, photography, video screenings, objects and interactive installations. Spectacle features important examples from music video history, from the early pioneers and MTV masters

Curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells

Although it has had an enormous influence on pop culture, music, cinema, fashion, and advertising—music video as an art form has yet to receive consideration in a museum context.

Spectacle changes all that.

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture.

S P E C TA C L E

This is the first time a contemporary art museum has examined the music video format through a diverse exhibition—employing immersive environments, photography, video screenings, objects and interactive installation.

The Music Video

Spectacle features important examples from music video history, from the early pioneers and MTV masters who expertly used the medium to define their public identities, like Devo, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna, to artists like OK Go and Lady Gaga who follow in their footsteps today. The exhibition presents the changing landscape of the art of music video, highlighting the genre’s place at the forefront of creative technology, and its role in pushing the boundaries of creative production. With innovation and exploration as hallmarks—from the A-Ha ‘Take on Me’ video, to Chris Milk, Radiohead and others, introducing new forms of interactivity and viewer participation—it is apparent that music video as an art form is constantly being redefined.

Contemporary Arts Center 44 East Sixth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.345.8400 www.contemporaryartscenter.org

March 3– September 3, 2012

Curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells


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PROJECT Drawing

DESCRIPTION Developing the mastery of form through conceptual and perceptual drawing provides a foundation for visual research, problem solving, and communication. Both human and non-human forms were explored to learn proper proportion and understand how the form moves and interacts with space and other objects. Studies included drawing mechanical objects, human models, skeletons, and zoo animals.


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PROJECT Magazine design

DESCRIPTION Perspectives Magazine is a quarterly publication published by the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC). The entire layout of the magazine, the cover design, formatting of articles, etcetera, is done by me at no charge because the JLC is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting voluntarism and improving communities through volunteering. The cover and inside spread seen here are from the same issue and were made using Adobe InDesign.


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PROJECT Technical design

DESCRIPTION The goal of this project was to design a functional product inspired by plant life. A variety of plants were drawn in nature then a series of ideational sketches were created. Refined drawings of more successful ideas were made then a full rendering of the final product was created. The poster at left was designed using Adobe Photoshop to present the final product and its development.


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PROJECT Stationery design

You are cordially invited to the

DESCRIPTION Using Adobe InDesign, a variety of stationery products have been made for different clients. At right is an invitation created for the Junior League of Cincinnati. The President was very specific in her type and design choices and, once the invitation had been designed to her specifications, matching programs, menu cards, table cards, and even a PowerPoint presentation were created.

92nd Annual Meeting of the

Junior League of Cincinnati Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Six Thirty in The Evening Hyde Park Country Club Kindly RSVP online at www.JLCcincinnati.org by May 8th Cost is $40 for Actives, $35 for Provisionals Please call the JLC office at 513-871-9339 with any questions.


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PROJECT Branding and illustration

DESCRIPTION As an exhibiting artist I created and sold illustrations made with colored pencils and black pigment ink on paper. Some examples of my work include (clockwise from top left): Goldfish (20”x 20”), Tree of Life (22”x 22”), Ouroboros (18”x 19”), Raven (22”x 22”), Running Women (21”x 21”), and Third Eye (22”x 20”). Using Photoshop and InDesign, a variety of business cards (examples at right) were created to promote myself as an artist and designer when I exhibited in art galleries and shows.


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3413 Burch Avenue | Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 513.321.6962 home | 513.238.6194 cell http://alisa_strauss.prosite.com alisa.strauss@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

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University of CincinnatI | Cincinnati, Ohio College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning B.S. in Graphic Communication Design, Class of 2016, GPA 3.9 Participating in the Professional Practice Program, alternating semesters of classroom study with work in the field of design. Pennsylvania State University | University Park, Pennsylvania Ph.D. in Anthropology, 2000 M.A. in Anthropology, 1993 Tulane University, Newcomb College | New Orleans, Louisiana B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, 1990

AWARDS & HONORS GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOuR SOCIETY, 2012– Present Honor society for students in the top fifteen percent of their class.

EXPERIENCE Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati | 2000 – Present Create and present a variety of courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. Deliver lectures, give visual presentations, facilitate interactive student learning. Art I nstructor Communiversity, University of Cincinnati | 2009 – Present Developer and instructor of recurring continuing education course, “Drawing Mandalas.” Freelance Designer 2003– Present Produce publications, invitations, posters, and logos for a variety of clients including: Junior League of Cincinnati American Historical Print Collectors Society • Project Renew, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Cincinnati • Mason Arts Festival (two-time Poster Design Contest winner) • Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association • Ambulatory Medical Education, Medicine Residency Program, University of Cincinnati • Hoxworth Adult Medicine Clinic, University of Cincinnati • •

Exhibiting Artist 1990 – 2011 Summerfair, juried art show, Cincinnati, Ohio, drawing The Grotto Gallery, Pendleton Art Center, drawing • Mason Arts Festival, juried art show, Mason, Ohio, drawing • Newcomb Art Gallery, juried art exhibit, New Orleans, Louisiana, blown glass • •

Best Professor, 1998–2000 One of “25 Best Professors at Penn State” listed by the Undergraduate Student Government.

museum exhibit designer Matson Museum of Anthropology | 1997 Designed and built an exhibit on the projectile point technology and social organization

Excellent teaching commendation, 1994–1999 Pennsylvania State University, Department of English Commendations for excellent teaching based on student evaluations received every semester.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Hill Fellowship, 1995, 1998 Pennsylvania State University, Department of Anthropology Grants awarded in support of doctoral research. kenneth j. opat fund, 1990 Tulane University, Department of Anthropology Grant in support of independent undergraduate research.

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint. Comfortable with both Mac and PC environments.

ACTIVITIES American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Friends of the Public Library volunteer, Bang!, Junior League of Cincinnati, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kilgour Elementary PTA, Colonial Dames of America, National Trust for Historic Preservation


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