Visual Artist / Art Director / Event Designer

Working as a Visual Artist, Experience Designer and Art Director for the past 12 years, I have become a creative strategist with the experience to turn imaginative concepts into reality. I develop strong brand stories that can be translated across a range of media as well as create art installations that can transform any space. I have managed design teams, created production processes, directed creative campaigns and executed events hosting over 1.3 million people.

Fundamentally, I am a problem solver, creative, resourceful, optimistic and driven. The bulk of my expertise lies in my ability to conceptualize and execute on those ideas. I am a connector; team leadership and client relationships are my strong suit. If you are a company who is looking for a visual storyteller to produce impactful moments for your brand than I am your candidate. 

Work Experience 

North America – 2000 to Present
• Designed art installations, murals and experiences for TED, Westfield, the Ronald McDonald House, lululemon, Cadillac Fairview, Oxford Properties Group, the Amazing Brentwood, Inspire Clean Energy, Big Raven Yoga, J Skis, Six Hundred Four, Vancouver Mural Festival, Paintillio and more
• Showcased at the Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver, the Adele Campbell Gallery in Whistler and the Corey Helfrod Gallery in Los Angeles and featured by Saatchi Art, the Jealous Curator, My Modern Met, Fubiz, Culture Trip and Canadian Art

Vancouver, BC – March 2018 to August 2018
• Responsible for creating and implementing promotional campaigns and special event programming for the Gallery
• Managed the Membership budget, created monthly and annual financial reports and directed the Membership staff

Vancouver, BC – July 2014 to December 2017
• Designed RFPs and proposals, created event identities, designed signage and managed the creative team
• Managed the production of environmental build outs, activations and way finding for all festivals and conferences

PROJECT MANAGER + GRAPHIC DESIGNER | THNK, The School of Creative Leadership Vancouver, BC
– 6 month contract in 2014
• Managed the marketing and operations for FUEL, Vancouver’s creative leadership workshop
• Designed the communications and created the marketing strategy for the launch of THNK in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – May 2013 to April 2014
• Curated the speakers and talent, created the presentations and designed the graphics and communications


DESIGN FORMATIONS, ASSOCIATES DEGREE | Langara College, Graduated with Honors 4.0
Vancouver, BC – 2008 to 2010
• Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing, Illustration, Typography

Artist Information
For my Art Store and Gallery of work visit www.elysedodge.com. For my artist biography scroll below.

Artist Biography

L.A.-based Canadian artist Elyse Dodge is best known for her boldly coloured geometric landscapes. Her distinctive visual language explores the contrast between the abstract and the literal, and the connection between soft and hard forms.
Raised in British Columbia, her artist mother and builder father taught her about craftsmanship - and to see her surroundings as shape and colour. Deeply inspired by West Coast scenery, her deconstructed landscapes focus on fractal shapes and texture, skillfully blending the freedom of impressionism with the precision of geometry. Her work serves as a reminder that things are not always what they seem, and that the whole exists only as the sum of its parts - each piece a beautiful and integral component of the full puzzle.
Elyse’s geometric landscape paintings are featured in contemporary homes, galleries and public spaces across North America.
Elyse lives in LA with her husband and two young sons and dedicates her time to creating custom art, murals and installations. For inquiries please contact Elyse through her art website www.elysedodge.com.  
Art Exhibitions and Notable Projects

September 2022 | Westfield Century City, 3 billboard sized illustrations, Los Angeles
April 2022 | TED Global, Art Installation for closing party, Vancouver, Canada
January 2022 | The Amazing Brentwood, AURA - 6 Light Murals, Vancouver, Canada 
January 2022 | Corey Helford Gallery, Group Show, Los Angeles 
September 2021 - Ongoing | Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler, Canada
August 14 - September 20, 2021 | Corey Helford Gallery, The Little Prince Show, Los Angeles
July - December 2021 | The Amazing Brentwood, "Aura" 6 Light Murals, Burnaby, Canada
December 2020 | Art Show International Finalist, Los Angeles 
August 2020 | J Skis, Ski design, Los Angeles
July 2020 | Ronald McDonald House, mural, Vancouver, Canada
June 2020 | Big Raven Yoga, Yoga Mat, Los Angeles
October 2019 | Paintillio, Paintillio Art Kits collaboration, Vancouver, Canada 
June 2019 | Vancouver Mural Festival, 3,000 Sq Foot Mural, Traverse, Vancouver, Canada
April 2019 | Papirmass, April 2019 featured artist for subscription, Toronto, Canada
Jan 8 – 20, 2019 | You are Here, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, Canada
January 2019 - June 2019 | Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
2018 and Earlier:
November 2018 | Ian Tan Gallery, This Mountain Home, group show with David Pirrie, Vancouver, Canada
Aug 1 – Oct 1, 2018 | You are Here, District Library Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
2016 - 2018 | Six Hundred Four, Elevation, Four sneaker designs, Vancouver, Canada
2018 | Hot Sauce V, Hot Sauce Art Show, Vancouver, Canada
2017 | Live Artist, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver, Canada
2017 | YVR Observation Deck, Celebration of Light, Vancouver, Canada 
2016 | Window art installation, Lululemon, Vancouver, Canada
2014 | Raw: Vancouver Presents Spectrum, Vancouver, Canada
2013 | Art Battle, Art Battle 70 Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
2013 | The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York 
2013 | Bokeh Blue, Solo Show, Gastown, Vancouver, Canada
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