FOR OVER FIFTEENyears we have produced books, collateral, corporate identity, catalogs, packaging, and websites for clients large and small, including Eastman Kodak, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers, Viansa Winery, Williams-Sonoma, and Air&Space/Smithsonian.
For each client, we strive to express the essence of the project at hand. To do this, we first listen to learn your needs and ideas. Then we dig deep to find the unique message within each project, and work to convey that message as elegantly as possible.
Our creative director, Lisa Elliot, has over 25 years of experience in graphic design. She worked at several design and publishing companies before founding Lisa Elliot Design (formerly Elysium Design) in 1995. She holds a BS in Graphic Design from San Jose State University and a Professional Pastry Degree from the California Culinary Academy. She is a proud member of Type-oholics Anonymous.
To see samples of our work, please click on the links above. To see our complete portfolio, please contact our office. We will be glad to show you what we have done, and happy to discuss what we can do for you.
Nice Words from Happy Clients
“Lisa Elliot is a terrific book designer. We have worked with her for nearly a decade, and the quality of her work has been a key element in making us, as a small press, competitive with the big guys. Booksellers trust that our titles will sell well, in part because their covers are not only attractive and professional, but also right on target for their audience. You CAN tell a book by its cover.”
— John Strohmeier, Publisher, North Bay Books
“Lisa Elliot turned my first novel from a dream into a dream-come-true. When
I saw her design, it was as though she had reached into my subconscious and pulled out the book I would have made if I’d known how. This woman is good!”
— Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
“I wanted to let you know how very pleased we continue to be with the logo and other identity items you developed for us. We really do receive positive feedback when presenting our business cards, much to our gratification. The entire ensemble of materials has improved our image significantly and we now feel very good about presenting ourselves to clients and contacts. We appreciate both your creativity and professionalism in arriving at such a successful outcome. Thank you!”
— Karen Risa Robbins, President and CEO, American Technology Alliances
“Lisa Elliot is very professional, treats each project individually, is punctual, has great attention to detail, and is creative and unique. It has been a pleasure and a professional highlight to work with Lisa.”
— Nancy E. Burke, Managing Member, DayBue Publishing, LLC