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welcome to snap2, a website showing the work of australian artist and designer Lisa Schipper

"design is a funny word. some people think design means how it looks. but of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."steve jobs. go artbox

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my name is Lisa Schipper. I'm an australian artist and designer. I work as an educator of visual arts and graphic design in queensland's universities and tafes. this website holds my visual arts and graphics portfolio. enjoy.


I'm a digital designer with thorough training in the arts. I have a passion for building websites using html 5 and css 3. I build commercial websites as well as instructional sites for education.

picture of lisa schippermake me dizzy - spin my photo!
while I started as a painter, my practice has grown to include digital and pre-press design, websites and instructional design. I've just completed my masters of digital design in brisbane, after being a pre-press graphics teacher for the last 15 years.

check out my business site it's responsive and contains SEO to put it on 1st page of a Google search, or check out my vCard, a responsive online business card.

favorite websites

here's a list of websites that I aspire to.
evoenergy uk energy guide

the animation is html and css based, absolutely no flash files here. Inspirational and award winning.
the graphics are original and fun. a good example of simple animation using flash combined with excellent drawing skills.

  • images from no apology


    'no apology' featured 4 opening nights of performances around images dealing with hot social topics of the time. the no apology name came from the death of daniel yock, an aboriginal youth picked up in brisbane's west end by the police. he died in the back of a paddy wagon, unattended. the police demanded an apology from the family which sparked angry protests. other opening nights featured: hiv/aids, multiculturalism and technology in the arts.

  • Water Alchemy


    'salt water alchemy'. I won funding from arts qld to produce a series of works inspired by theoretical chemistry. the 6 computer generated artworks are printed as large format cieberchrome transparencies and mounted as lightboxes in the computer lab of the university of sydney, highlighting the role of water in chemical theory.

  • the best man image


    I began work at the university of the sunshine coast as a sessional lecturer in the computer based art and design faculty. teaching photoshop, what a gig! by 2000, I was offered a contract as an associate lecturer and coordinator of adn100 photoshop and adn211 illustrator.

  • the bridal veil image


    working at the sunshine coast institute of tafe, as a teacher of units in photography, graphic arts and short courses such as 'the introduction to adobe photoshop', 'the photoshop advanced course', 'adobe illustrator', 'illustrator for fashion designers' and 'digital camera basics'.

  • bullethead image


    working with brisbane north institute of tafe as a full time teacher. delivering certificate and diploma level graphic art and visual art units.

  • the architect image


    working with canterbury technical institute as a teacher. delivering cert IV in pre-press graphic arts

  • the view image


    working with southern queensland institute of tafe as the head of graphic design. teaching cert III, cert IV and diploma units in graphic arts and digital units in visual arts.

  • the view image


    working in toowoomba as the head of graphic design when the flood happens. toowoomba is devastated. the computer lab has an inch of mud on the floor.

my software skills bar chart

I am an advanced level user of all adobe software.

  • photoshop

  • illustrator

  • flash

  • indesign

  • html 5 and css 3

graphic design experience

I have experience with a multitude of printers. I work on both mac and pc systems with ease, in vector or bitmap software. go to the services page to view my portfolio that includes print and web. see my graphics


while websites are my passion, a website is only one side of a good marketing strategy. I also run the print side too, like business cards, mail fliers, rear wheel covers, all the graphics that usually need to be released at the same time.

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web design

using a hybrid html 5 and css 3 to create websites that are search engine optimised and error free.

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pen and pencil Illustration, digital Illustrations for logos, character animation and instructional materials.

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graphic design

all print collateral including business cards, fliers, car wraps and rear wheel covers.

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html 5 is the latest standard of html and will be released sometime soon. In the meantime, I'm working in a hybrid html 5 that works in all browser types, for an international clientel. I have a particular interest in using html 5 and css3 to animate websites in order to deliver websites that work equally well on iPad and iPhones with a feather weight download time.

a designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

– Antoine de Saint Exuperyr (writer)

one of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.

– Ken Thompson (co-developer of UNIX)

be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

– Steve Jobs (Apple)

my practice includes websites and printed graphics, from start to finish.


top job coaching

Top Job Coaching was redeveloped from an existing Wordpress site for an effective rank in Google. It is currently place on Page 1 for a search on Job Coaching.

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print graphics business cards
  • pooche bootcamp print collaterol included a rear wheel cover and double sided business cards


character development, text animation, claymation, instruction

salinity Youtube animation


Full preparation of files for commercial print with embellishments of embossing, foiling and die-cutting. Preparation for Process or Pantone color printing.

press business cards fliers

tech writing

  • tech writing
  • technical writing
  • tech writing
  • tech writing
  • photoshop education
  • web fonts education

I'm trained to write single source documents for web and print output. above, a selection of technical instruction from, a design resource for high school teachers, currently under construction.

screen capture

technical instruction of Photoshop on youtube

Here's a link to 7 technical photoshop tutorials I've placed on youtube, showing screencapture and technical instruction of Photoshop Layers.

I used IShowU for screencapture and Stomp for compression, both are products from Shiny White Box. The video was rendered for web as a H.264 through Quicktime and is a feature of


as a designer my practice also includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, and digital art.

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in 1994 and 1995 I won state and federal project grants to create digital art using new technology. the no apology project set out to inspire community interaction with the arts and highlight issues important to queensland people.

NO Apology

the 'no apology' exhibition at the michael burke gallery, new farm, featured 4 opening nights as a speak-easy and performance space highlighting hot social topics of the time.

The No Apology Exhibition

The no apology name came from the death of daniel yock. Daniel was an aboriginal youth picked up in brisbane's west end by the police, he was left unatttended in the back of a paddy wagon and died as a result of an epileptic fit. The police publicly demanded an apology from the family which sparked angry protests. The no apology opening featured the wakka wakka dance troupe and daniel's brother lionel fogerty, who spoke to a majority white, gallery going audience.

250 guests and all major galleries of brisbane attended the 'no apology' show.

hiv / AIDS

the flag image 'family' created for the second opening within the no apology exhibition, highlights the federal debate in 1994 to allow gay couples to declare themselves families.

hiv/ AIDS

More to come soon.

More to come soon

More to come soon.

MULTI culture

the opening night of multi culture was announced by a maori challenge at the michael burke gallery, new farm.

MULTI culture

'More to come soon'

'More to come soon'

'More to come soon'

'More to come soon'

'More to come soon'

technology in the ARTS

funded by the australia council to produce a series of artworks for exhibition using new technology.

Technology in the ARTS

'more to come soon'

'More to come soon'.

salt WATER alchemy

funded by arts qld in 95 to develop images based on chemistry for permanent exhibition in the university of sydney.

salt WATER alchemy

The six ao size ceiberchrome transparencies created for salt water alchemy hang in lightboxes as part of the collection of the school of chemistry.

the images focus on the element of water, highlighting it's importance to chemistry and human life. The works provide a teaching aid for lecturers as an example of computers used to explore complex theories.

More to come soon

'Is that all?' said Alice, swallowing down her anger as well as she could.>

More to come soon

'Is that all?' said Alice, swallowing down her anger as well as she could.

'No,' said the Caterpillar.

Alice thought she might as well wait, as she had nothing else to do, and perhaps after all it might tell her something worth hearing. For some minutes it puffed away without speaking, but at last it unfolded its arms, took the hookah out of its mouth again, and said, 'So you think you're changed, do you?'

'I'm afraid I am, sir,' said Alice; 'I can't remember things as I used—and I don't keep the same size for ten minutes together!'

'Can't remember WHAT things?' said the Caterpillar.

soon to come: quotes from the guestbook of the show.
soon to come: quotes from the guestbook of the show.
soon to come: quotes from the guestbook of the show.

I am fully trained in the production of creative and informational graphics and have a record of employment as a graphics teacher in the VET sector, so I think this gives me the edge in understanding what resources need to be created for online learners and readers. I am currently residing in brisbane.

I look forward to meeting with you and talking design. Thanks for viewing my website. Any questions? You can contact me via my mobile, or email.
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