Lisa S. Truax
Designer | Artist | Educator

Curriculum Vitae

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CV Highlights


  • MFA: Michigan State University
  • BA: Studio art, BA Graphic Design, Carthage College
  • Google Certificate in UXUI Design, estimated completion spring 2023

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor of Art and Design, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2010 - Current
  • Adjunct faculty at Unversity of Michigan Flint, Adrian College, Carthage College, and Winona State University.

Professional Experience

  • MG Systems and Welding, Graphic and Web Designer
  • America by Rail, Graphic Designer
  • Saborah Imaging LLC, Photographer and Designer (co-owned)

Client Work

  • Minnesota Women's Ceramic Association, web officer
  • Wild Wales Tours LLC, Web Design
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Gallery director and designer
  • Website and shop design for Lynette Power, artist


  • Artist Talk, Isle Royale National Park, Artist in Residence summer 2022
  • Minnesota E-Learning Summit: Presentation on Exploring and Connecting 3D Printing to Teaching and Learning
  • NCECA: Presentation/Discussion on Web Presence and Social Media for Artists and Educators
  • MNWCA: Do it Yourself Website Design Workshop

Grants and Awards

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Visual Arts Grant recipient in 2015, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Jerome Emerging Artist Grant and Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Isle Royale National Park Artist in Residence 2022


  • Minnesota Women's Ceramic Assocation board member
  • Gallery Manager and Curator, Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, various university and departmental committees


  • Phipps Center for the Arts, two person exhibition, summer 2024
  • Hutchinson Center for the Arts, two person exhibition, summer 2023
  • Macrostie Center for the Arts, solo exhibition, summer 2022
  • Great River Arts Center, solo exhibition, summer 2021


  • Renown Health, Tahoe, Nevada
  • McLaren Hospital, Petoskey, Michigan
  • National Park Service, Isle Royale National Park AIR Collection
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan


Graphic and web design, illustration, and photography

Gallery Design

Show cards and booklets

Collateral Examples: 1

Print design

Collateral Examples: 2

Print design


Digital and film

Website Design and Video

For clients and personal sites

image of ceramic tile with trees and map lines


Digital and ceramic design


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