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About Lisa Scharoun : Dr. Lisa Scharoun holds a PhD in Visual Communications from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane. Lisa’s interests are in design thinking, global design strategy, social design and the visual constuct of "utopia" in different cultures. She has designed motivational posters for the Australian Paralympic Atheletes at the 2012 and 2014 Paralympic Games and spent the later part of 2010 travelling around "dead malls" in Upstate New York and Massachussets to see how their decline has effected the accessible social spaces in these areas.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Good design is something you never outwardly recognize because if something is well designed it requires no intense thought or concentration to make it function.

ORGANIZATION:
University of Canberra

EDUCATION:
2008, PhD in Visual Communications, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, BRISBANE/AUSTRALIA.
2002, MA in Design Studies, Central St.Martin's College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
2000, BA in Graphic Design, Florida Southern College, FLORIDA/USA.

EXPERIENCE:
2010 to Present, Course Convener of Graphic Design, University of Canberra, CANBERRA/AUSTRALIA.
2008-2010, Discipline Coordinator of Graphic Design, Deakin University, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2006-2008, Lecturer of Graphic Design, Study Group Australia, BRISBANE/AUSTRALIA.
2003-2006, Lecturer of Visual Communications, Raffles Design Institute, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2009, 'Visions of Utopia,' Denny Lascelles Exhibition Gallery, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2008,‘Visions of Utopia,Shang Gallery, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2004, ‘Shanghai Expressions,' Room with a View Gallery, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2011, ‘Creative Practice,' Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, Australia
2010, ‘Shanghai in Process,' China Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao Knitting Factory, Pingyao, China
2010, ‘Cultural Interfaces,' CraftACT Gallery, CANBERRA/AUSTRALIA.
2009, ‘Shanghai Memory,' Hongmiao Art Center, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2005, ‘Women’s Work,' Room with a View Gallery, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2004, ‘Foreigner Focus Shanghai,' Meiyuan Arts Center, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

AWARDS:
2014, Winner of the “Ease of Adding New Information” and Top Ten Finalist in the “Records for Life” Competition - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA/ USA
2011, Short-listed for the Poster for Tomorrow, Counsel D'Europe, PARIS/FRANCE.
2011, Short-listed for the Bar Tur Award, University of the Arts London, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
2010, Finalist in the Australian Graphic Design Association Poster Annual, BRISBANE/AUSTRALIA.
2009, 1st Prize in the Fine Arts/Collage Category, Winner in the "People's Choice" award for Fine Arts, of the Prix de la Photographie, PARIS/FRANCE.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Radio interviews with 6PR (Perth -2010), ABC Radio Canberra (two interviews in 2011 and one in 2012), ABC Radio Newcastle (2010), ABC Radio Adelaide
(2010), and ABC Radio Brisbane (2010) and feature articles in The
Canberra Times (2010, 2013), The Australian (2010), News.com (2010), The Property Observer (2010), Smart Company and eWay ecommerce News (2010)

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2014, Scharoun, Lisa and Montana-Hoyas, Carlos, “Design for
Paralympians,” International Journal of Design in Society, 7:2, pp. 35-50, ILLINOIS/USA, ISSN:2325-1328.
2013, Scharoun, Lisa and Montana-Hoyos, “Nature in Repurposed
Urban Environments,” The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial
and Environmental Design, 6:1, pp. 25-35, ILLINOIS/USA, ISSN: 2325-1662.
Scharoun, Lisa (2012), “Utopia Lost? The significance of the shopping mall
in American culture and the effects of its decline on the American public,”
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 1:2, pp. 225-243, BRISTOL/UK. ISSN: 2045-5852.

BOOKS:
2012, "America at the Mall: The Cultural Role of a Retail
Utopia," McFarland Publishers, 263 pages, Jefferson, NC/USA, ISBN: 978-0-78646272.
2010, "Western Fashion Advertising in Mainland Urban China and its Effects on the Self Image of Youth (Thesis Publication)," Lambert Academic Press, SAARBRUCKEN/GERMANY, ISBN: 978-3-659-28273-7.

ACCOLADES:
2010, Innovative Teaching and Learning Leaders Award, University of Canberra, CANBERRA/AUSTRALIA.
2009, Early Career Leadership Award, Deakin University, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
1999,2000 President's Award, Florida Southern College, FLORDIA/USA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Creative Suite

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2010, Design Institute of Australia
2010, Australian Graphic Design Association

HOBBIES:
Playing the Piano and Violin, Hobby farming, Cooking

CLIENTELE:
Australian Paralympic Committee

WEB SITE:
www.lisascharoun.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.lisascharoun.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-24 15:12:39

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Lisa Scharoun


Child Health & Vaccination Info System Health and Vaccination Card

A' Design Award Winner for Social Design Category in 2013
Lisa Scharoun for Dr Lisa Scharoun-University of Canberra

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