Hello! I am a design and creative consultant living in Chicago, but traversing the country at a brisk pace. Until we have the opportunity to meet face to face, here's a bit more about me.

Generally speaking, I take on projects that fall into three areas: creative direction, design strategy, and styling. I am as much of a planner as a maker, as much of a thinker as a doer. I take strategy through to the final stages of production. 

Let's work together! Email me at elisemetzger@gmail.com

Some History

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BFA in Architecture and Design, I held the position as the Display Coordinator at Anthropologie in Boston. There, I developed a passion for creating visual landscapes for a more exciting consumer experience.

Three years later, I moved to Austin, Texas, where I worked as a designer for several retail clients and event planning companies. The result of my experiences both in a corporate structure and as a free-lance designer was a developed interest in how a brand evolves and changes. 

In the spring of 2011, I completed my Masters of Design, at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. My focus was on creating exciting and cohesive user experiences through environments and products, with a particular concentration on communication design. 

I then spent four years at SC Johnson in new business development. There I developed new branding and products, as well as retail environment and marketing strategies. I moved on to Brainlab, where I worked on trade show and exhibit materials as the company's primary marketing and experience outputs. 

Simultaneously, I co-founded Filigree Suppers, a monthly supper club that focuses on American made and hand made objects. Filigree is a way to connect the community, and allows me to bring together my love of design and food. We operate in Chicago, NYC and other rotating cities. 

Education

Masters of Design, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology

BFA Architecture and Design, University of Massachusetts at Amherst