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RISD BFA Textiles
Class of 2015

Artist, Designer, Student
Textiles student at the Rhode Island School of Design
Lisa Anne Irwin
Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street #762, Providence, RI 02903
224.392.9218
lirwin@risd.edu
http://www.behance.net/LisaAnneIrwin

As an Artist, Designer, and Student I believe that interdisciplinary, collaborative working invites innovation into any environment. My passion and skills … Read More
Lisa Anne Irwin
Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street #762, Providence, RI 02903
224.392.9218
lirwin@risd.edu
http://www.behance.net/LisaAnneIrwin

As an Artist, Designer, and Student I believe that interdisciplinary, collaborative working invites innovation into any environment. My passion and skills as a fine artist and designer intersect with my experience as a leader to address creative and everyday challenges.

Education
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Class of 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textiles, History of Art and Visual Culture Concentration
Honors 2011, 2012, 2013 RISD Scholarship

Marie Walsh Sharpe Summer Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010
Scholarship Summer Seminar

Experience
Echo Design Group, New York, NY 2013
Design Intern Assistant to Senior Designer and Design team for the Echo Label. Communication, organization, design, and artistic skills used to assist in various tasks in preparation of Spring/Summer Product Line.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI, 2013 Gallery Lecture Program Independently developed and publicly presented gallery talks on the active collection at the RISD Museum of Art. Curatorial skills gained from training sessions by museum curators and educators.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2012-2013
Teaching Assistant, Foundation Studies Department, Drawing
Textiles Department, Fibers and Dyeing

Design For America, Providence, RI 2012-2013
Autism and Empathy
Interdisciplinary student team using Design Thinking and process to evaluate, connect, reframe, and problem solve issues surrounding empathy towards individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Our yearlong project is a story sharing initiative called the Empathy Box. 2013 participant in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL, 2011-2012
Gallery Assistant
Artist liaison, Gallery Manager during public hours and Customer Consultant on purchases.
Developed hands-on wrapping and preparation skills for local and national delivery.

Interlochen Art Camp, Interlochen, MI, 2011-2012
Assistant Director, Unit Leader, Intermediate Girls Lakeside
Independent, active problem solving between counselors, campers, and parents drawing on strong leadership, administrative, and mediation skills.

Skills

2D: Proficient in drawing and illustration skills from observational rendering to conceptual imagery. Surface Design and Repeat techniques for textiles. Practiced in oil painting, color theory, and design skills. Trained in critical observation. Studio experience in Drawing, Painting, Fabric Silk Screen, and Design.

3D: Basic knowledge of wood fabrication. Intermediate skills in mold making, sculpting, and casting processes. Studio experience in Spatial Dynamics, Fibers and Dyeing, Hand Weaving, Dobby Interfaced Weaving, Fabric Manipulation, and Single and Double Bed Machine Knitting.

Computer: Adobe Creative Suite programs of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. NedGraphics. WeavePoint, Practiced in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Organization: Faculty to conceptualize, develop, and execute projects on the individual and group level. Well versed in problem solving and critical thinking. Consistent communication and networking skills.
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Member Since: Jul 3, 2012