Lisa Martiny Festa

Graphic designer/digital media strategist
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Lisa assists with the execution of the visual design and branding strategy, creating custom graphics and designs, marketing materials, print and digital publications, event and headshot photography, as well as infographics and icons used on social media platforms and the website.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I enjoy: Dancing wildly and whimsically. Imagine a spider balancing on a balloon or an unmanned firehose.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: I interned for the creative director at Paper Magazine my senior year of high school. It was my first exposure to a professional graphic designer and I was in awe of him.

If I weren’t doing this job, I’d be: Barefoot in my studio jumping from project to project. The podcast Selected Shorts is playing in the background and I’m stringing beads for a bracelet, weaving yarn on a loom, embroidering a patch, writing a love letter, dying fabric with hibiscus and tea, cutting paper for a collage…

I wish more students knew more about: The diversity of trees on campus. The oldest tree is 253 years old (barely past adolescence!). It’s that huge sycamore in front of Maclean House. Go find it!

I'm energized by: A sunset bike ride along the ocean's edge. Smiling at strangers. Vegetables!