The world is her canvas: Lisa Quine

Lisa and I met via social media in 2016. Since then her work has evolved. The artboards  she uses are bigger and her work is more dynamic than ever. Lisa and I finally met in person while I was touring the new headquarters of American Greetings in Cleveland. Lisa is as energetic and dynamic as her work. Below are her latest pieces and current interview. Thanks, Lisa!
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1.  What’s your name and title/business name?  Where are you located, city,  state, country location?
My name is Lisa Quine (rhymes with wine,) and I’m a Creative Consultant for Lisa Quine Inc. I’m based in Ohio City, the “Brooklyn” of Cleveland, Ohio.
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2. What’s your educational and professional background, i.e., college, professional school, high school, apprenticeship, etc.?
I graduated in 2012 from the University of Dayton with a BA in graphic design. After 6 years in advertising, I left my art director role to work for myself as a lettering artist and muralist. I also accidentally got a job lettering at American Greetings part-time this year, haha.
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3. Preferred tool(s) and medium?
Paint, chalk, ink, and Procreate! I love switching it up and using a bunch of tools for a wide-range of projects. I even once used dry erase markers for a publication cover—anything goes!
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4. Where or how do you “recharge your creative battery,” i.e., books, blogs, music, art, exercise, meditation, prayer, hobbies, interests, etc.?
Ever since we got a Title Boxing Gym in the neighborhood, I’ve been obsessed! I think walking is my all-time favorite thing to do though. It’s so romantic to be able to have a great conversion with someone, slow down and notice your surroundings, and take time to reflect on things. Plus it’s good for the heart 🙂 To recharge my creative battery, I’ll work on a passion project. I have a zillion ideas I want to bring to life, so whenever I get a couple of hours of free time, I like to hand-letter something for myself! It helps me explore styles I want to test out.
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5. Tell us something about you that might surprise or delight us.
I’ve recently been obsessed with Elon Musk. My goal is to be the Elon Musk of lettering and after I get more experienced with murals, I’d love to add electronics into the mix by doing more installation artwork and maybe murals that light up! Like a neon sign on LSD.  Until then, I’ll keep taking the edge off at tiki bars – my not so hidden OTHER passion in life 🙂
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