About Me

Welcome

Thank you for visiting! This is the personal portfolio website for Elisabeth “Lisa” Copher.

About Me

As a graphic designer, I consider myself to be an artist, a writer, a communicator, an educator, an organizer, and a thought-provoker. I know how to listen. I am passionate and driven.

I am employed by a marketing company in Frederick, MD, as well as a web and mobile application company based out of San Francisco, CA. In addition, also contract through my personal design company, ECGD. I volunteer my artistic talents to non-profit organizations in the area and love supporting my town. When I have the time, you’ll find me skydiving above Cumberland, MD airport or hanging out with my family, friends, cats and dogs.

Why Choose Me

I grew up in Southern California and now reside in Maryland. I possess over 2 decades of work experience; working for a variety of corporations, small businesses, and individuals. I transitioned from a data analysis career into graphic design after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland (UMBC). Merging my graphic design education with my background in data analytics has enabled me to be a more precise designer, and my varying experiences in life contributes to my ability to better understand a client's needs.

My Experience


Blu Pastel
Creative Director
San Francisco, CA • 2014 – Present

  • Apply creative expertise to interpret a client's vision and make it a tangible and deliverable product.
  • Interact with other departments to maintain communication and client satisfaction.
  • Conduct and review research and analytics to understand the impact on the visual design approach.
  • Development and execution of creative concepts, ensuring adherence to client’s brand standards.
  • Working collaboratively with developers to ensure accurate delivery of website and mobile application designs (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript).

ClassicPlus
Graphic Designer
Frederick, MD • 2012 – Present

  • Conceptualize and/or create corporate identity packages and marketing materials: brochures, business cards, envelopes, folders, forms (static and dynamic), logos, magazine spreads, postcards, posters, stationery, etc.
  • Conceptualize and create images for web based programs. Manage and implement online catalog of images using an FTP server file transfer system.
  • Create and maintain websites, e-mails, and e-newsletters using HTML, HTML5, and CSS.
  • File management: Maintain catalogs/folder structure.
  • Print management: File preparation for all file types and printing formats using Adobe Creative Cloud.

ECGD
Owner and Graphic Designer
Frederick, MD • 2010 – Present

  • Apply creative expertise to interpret a client's vision and make it a tangible and deliverable product.
  • Conduct and review research and analytics to understand the impact on the visual design approach.
  • Development and execution of creative concepts, ensuring adherence to client’s brand standards.
  • Lead multiple projects from concept through completion and provide design quality control over concepts and projects.
  • Design and development using Adobe Creative Cloud.

Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher)
Senior Associate Project Management Specialist
Carlsbad, CA & Frederick, MD • 2002 – 2012

  • Managed various global data and metrics. Actively gathered and managed global region data into presentation form for executive and operations management team members.
  • Managed and maintained the North America and European supplier database.
  • Managed and participated in multiple group projects to establish process improvement initiatives, data cleansing, and data reporting and analysis.
  • Created and maintained corporate intranet web pages using Confluence and Jive.
  • Conceptualized and created marketing materials for internal systems, on-screen, and local/regional events and initiatives using Adobe CS5.
  • Developed and implemented global electronic documentation using Adobe Acrobat LiveCycle.

My Education


University of Maryland (UMBC) • Baltimore, MD • Bachelor's Degree • Graphic Design • Graduated 2010, Magna cum Laude

Palomar College • San Marcos, CA • Associate’s Degree • General Studies • Graduated 2005