Alisa's creative work is focused in several arenas, comprising creative direction, design, identity, advertising and photographic direction for international consumer magazines, global brands, and television networks in both the US and Europe.
She began her work as a designer in Paris at the creative agency Éditorial (at the daily Libération), mentored by Claude Maggiori and Marc Belli. In New York, she art directed for economic think tanks, book publishers, artists, magazines, and cultural institutions for nearly a decade before returning to Europe. In Munich, Alisa's focus shifted to photographic direction, creative direction and production, where she is comfortable with global brand clients, A-level celebrities, top photographers and some of the best styling and H+M talent around.
Alisa has taught design and technology as adjunct professor at the New School for Social Research/Parsons the New School for Design in New York for over two decades, by invitation. She taught for seven years in the traditional on-site lecture format at the university before going fully online with her courses in 2001 for the New School, at the dawn of online degree programs at the university.
Alisa speaks fully fluent French and German, solid Spanish, and is a native English speaker.
Ellen von Unwerth Rankin Kurt Iswarienko Russell James Yu Tsai Thomas Job Derek Kettela Brian Bowen Smith Max Montgomery Aladdin Ashmael Warwick Saint Kristian Schuller Laura Sciacovelli David Roemer Jonas Akerlund Christian Anwander Enrique Badulescu Marc Baptiste Walter Barnett Fabien Baron Gilles Bensimon Kenneth Cappello Michel Comte Nabil Elderkin Robert Erdmann Stephan Glathe Andrew MacPherson Ben Watts Mario Schmolka Blake Little Henryk Lobaczewski Damien Bennett
Select Client list:
Condé Nast International David Thomas for the Prince's Trust Pro7/Sat1 Group/Redseven Entertainment North6 Aveda BBDO Germany REBEL Media GmbH Sony NetServices Austria PepperGlobal ECM Records Lenbachhaus Munich Kunstverein Munich Jung von Matt Neckar North6/White Label iD-Film Hamburg Argonauten G2 Süddeutsche Zeitung MagazinDer Spiegel Magazin, Hubert Burda Media, Google, l'Officiel Suisse, WIRED magazin, The New School for Social Research/Parsons College of Design
Since giving back is something Alisa firmly believes in, she has served doing art as therapy and language mentor in refugee programs in Germany to children from the Balkan and Kosovo wars, on development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and as a photography mentor to New York inner-city youth, in both publicly and privately funded programs.
Director of Photography.
Design Technology Professor.
Known to play poker.