lizy3

About Me

In August of 2008 my daughter, Harper Mae, was born. I went on a 3 month maternity leave from my job as a middle school art teacher. 3 months turned into 6 months, which turned into the school year and when the fall of 2009 rolled around I just couldn’t convince myself to go back.  I wanted to be home with Harper as much as possible, but I also wanted to work.

 

Around then, my step-son was about to become a Bar Mitzvah. I created a montage video of pictures for his party. People liked what I had done and I slowly started to make a name for myself. I got so busy I needed a website and instead of hiring someone to build it for me, I decided to tackle it myself. I felt like I could use my creative and my analytical sides at the same time. You can see my first website here.

 

Eventually, I stopped the montage business all together and focused on creating websites using Joomla at first and then Wordpress. I’m in a groove now. Plenty of business to keep my mind curious and creative and plenty of time to show up at my daughter’s activities and meet her when she steps off the bus. My work is clean, beautiful and modern. I have always been an artist and I take pride in every small detail that makes a website look good.

 

Want more information? Please contact me. I can’t wait to hear from you!

My Resume

2002-2004

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Interdisciplinary Arts Education
Illinois Teaching Certificate: Type 03/09 Art K-12

 

1996-2000

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art    Minor: Art History

2008-Present

Lizy Bloom Artisan, Northbrook, Illinois
• Create and develop websites

 

2000-2001

1st Books Library, Bloomington, Indiana
• Created book covers under a deadline
• Communicated with customer service about author requests

 

1998-2000

Hi Tec Industries, Bloomington, Indiana
• Designed identity, product labels, packing and brochures
• Created printer-ready artwork through communication with local and regional companies
• Responsible for the logistics of taking our product to the National Hardware Convention in Chicago

2006-2008

Jefferson School, Waukegan, Illinois
• Taught drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and sculpture to 6th-8th graders

 

2004-2006

Lewis School, Chicago, Illinois
• Independently and collaboratively designed interdisciplinary lesson plans for approximately 30 classrooms of 30 students ranging in age from 5 to 14
• Conceptualized and wrote a giant to enable our school to create a mural detailing students lives in their west Chicago neighborhood

 

2005-2007

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
• Developed after school art program at Pulaski School where students studied creation myths and devised and created unique worlds with new languages, animals, climates, and cities

 

Summers 2004/2005

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois
• Counselor for campers ages 6 and 7 years
• Prepared and executed activities that crossed science and zoological experiences with art, dance, and drama

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