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UPDATED 13 December, 2016

dA Bio: A globe-trotting Nanticoke-Lenape Native American currently living in the UK.

Creative interests are varied but passions are: Creative Writing with a strong interest in Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Erotica and Writing for Games and Comics as well as Roleplaying.

Digital Art (working on the Level Up Worksops at and Artisan crafts including Beading and Venetian Mask Making/Design.

Professional Bio:

A strong communicator with a distinctive voice.

Lisa J. Ellwood is a highly-skilled Communications professional with an extensive background spanning several creative and marketing disciplines. She has more than 20 years of experience primarily in London, New York City and Philadelphia. Ms. Ellwood began her career as a Marketing Specialist freelancing for a number of Blue Chip, Fortune 500, Media, Higher Education and Non-Profit organisations while still at university in the US. She completed her B.A. Degree at Temple University with a major in Journalism and Advertising and minors in Marketing and French.

Lisa is a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors of the Graphic Artist's Guild. During her time with The Guild she also headed its Graphic Design Certification Committee where she researched and presented a proposal for the certification of Graphic Designers, the first initiative of its kind in the US. Her proposal was approved by The Guild in May 1998.

Ms. Ellwood is a Freelance Journalist. Design-related articles and commentaries include graphic design certification, plagiarism on the web and Creative Commons Licensing. Her social justice blog, The Creative Crip, has been featured in Society Guardian many times and she was a Contributing Editor and Features Writer for The Promota Africa Magazine. In September 2011 the Left Foot Forward Political Blog cited Ms. Ellwood's effective use of social media and blogging in its "Nomination for most influential left-wing thinker: The disabled rights community" feature. She has also been interviewed for Grazia Australia and appeared on radio programmes internationally.

Lisa established her Iconic Imagery brand in 2009. Her work as a Freelance Journalist is primarily with Indian Country Media Network…. She also takes on projects as a Marketing Communications Specialist (including Creative and Strategy).

Been SO long I know

Mon Dec 12, 2016, 12:15 PM
  • Listening to: "Paradise" - Vaults
  • Reading: "Story" - Robert McKee
  • Watching: Stuff that's too scary when you're alone at night.

Well it's been yonks since I've done anything here. And the main reason for that is... 

Burnout and an intense fear of failure on top of the sharp edges of Life on many fronts.

I've made the conscious decision to not only work on my digital art skills, but put my money where my desire is. So I signed up for this: ... 

I will finally get to use my old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet collecting dust. In the meantime I need to clean up this space. It's not a shining example of where I am now.

Bread and butter these days is Freelance Journalism, mainly with Indian Country Media Network:…

I've also been focusing on Creative Writing the past couple of years, mainly Speculative Fiction, and have gotten great feedback. Again the mountains to climb are doubting myself and self-sabotage. 

2016 was the Jump Off.

2017 is about to be LIT!!


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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
happy birthday, Lisa!
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
:hug: Happy birthday!
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
:D Happy Birthday! :cake: :hug: :dance: :)
Schieben Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too Party
Hope you have a good one! :) (Smile)
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+devwatch: :bow:
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