Elisa is a Sydney-based interaction designer and visual communicator passionate about storytelling and inspiring conversation by creating new ways of generating and experiencing data.
She is co-creator of Unstacked – Curated by the People, an innovative Australian library visualisation project which showcases collections and institutions locally and globally in real-time through the eyes of the people who use it.
She has developed visualisations for the University of NSW Library, UTS Library, State Library of NSW, State Library of QLD and State Library Victoria. Also keen on fostering emerging design talent, Elisa is a studio leader and lecturer in Visual Communication at UTS where, among other projects, she initiated a subject with Google, Sydney, now in its 10th year, and co-runs the interdisciplinary industry project with innovation design consultancy Tricky Jigsaw, Blend Week.
Elisa has recently spoken about visualising data through her projects at Digital Directions, ALIA Information Online, the NSW ALIA Leadership and Innovation Forum, State Library of NSW, Data Science Symposium, OzViz, RezBaz, Sydney Design and Vivid Ideas.
She has also created interactive experiential installations for the H&M Flagship store in Sydney, Ernst and Young, Optus and The Royal Naval House and data-visualisations of shark tracking for the Sydney Aquarium and channel activation for Seven West Media. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the UTS Library an Inaugural DX Lab Fellow at the NSW State Library.
Graduate of Visual Communications with First Class Honours at the University of Technology, 1996.