Liz Wisdom: Web and Digital Designer


Liz Wisdom










What do you do at Design Engine?

Web Design, Graphic Design, WordPress Hustler… basically if something needs to be made, I’m the gal you go to.

What is your educational background?

After recieving an Associates in Criminal Justice from St. Louis Community College, I had one of those life changing moments where I realized that was not what I wanted to do. I decided to pursue a BA in Web and UX/UI Design and worked on my portfolio for a few years before coming to work at DE.

What are your work experiences?

14 years experience in Restaurant Service which is mostly bartending and managing and 2 years doing the digital design at DE. Before DE I was making plenty of posters, drink specials and menus as well as band posters for friends and the occasional website or logo as a freelancer.


What is your favorite quote?

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

What is your favorite Chicago spot / event / thing to do?

I really love to go to the Art Institute and walk around for hours. The Ivan Albright stuff is my absolute favorite there. He’s so detailed and his work is super grotesque but utterly facinating. It’s hyper surrealism at it’s finest and the juxtaposition between the macabe and ultra bright colors really make my mind melt. I also really like hanging at the Matchbox with friends. 

Favorite industry resources?

I use Illustrator and Photoshop religiously but most of the time I like to draw it out with just paper and pencil first. Unsplash is my favorite place to grab stock photos from. I use Google Fonts and Adobe Typekit for font selections.

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How would you explain Digital Design in three sentences or less to an 8-year old?

It’s about making things look appealing but also make sense at the same time. You solve problems for the client by telling a story with pictures, color, text and placement.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what will the title of the book be?

I’ve Been Everywhere Man – Not the Johnny Cash Story

Other Interests

Comics, painting, reading, philosophy, everything that is the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Kung Fu, Judo, listening to podcasts, making a podcast with my friend Katie and whiskey.
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