Los Angeles based consultant and designer, Alisa’s expertise comes from her extensive experience in the field of furniture design.


Her areas of expertise are exhibition planning, product design, and strategy. Having worked for several years as Gaetano Pesce’s studio director, she oversaw many aspects of the business, working with clients and galleries in New York.   
Prior to this role Alisa worked with a design dealer in Toronto that specialized in 1960’s - 1980’s collectible design, furthering her knowledge in modern design history.
Having graduated with a BA in Industrial Design, Alisa has a thorough understanding of the design process and manufacturing.  
Today she is working closely with Gaetano Pesce on organizing exhibitions and overseeing project collaborations from LA.





EDUCATION


Bachelor of Design Industrial Design OCAD University 2016

Solidworks Certification - George Brown College 2017

Minor in Wearable Technology and Coding OCAD University 2016

PROFICIENT IN:


CAD: SolidWorks, Rhino

DIGITAL FABRICATION: Laser cutting, 3D Printing

ADOBE: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

MS OFFICE: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Fluent in Italian and English


WORK EXPERIENCE


Design Consultant
Los Angeles 2021


Studio Director - Gaetano Pesce
New York City 2019-2021

Freelance Designer -
Toronto 2017-2019

Gallery Coordinator - Atomic Design Toronto 2015- 2017

Jr Product Designer - Good Thing
Toronto / New York City 2017

OCAD University - Exhibition Manager
Toronto 2014 - 2017

EXHIBITIONS:


A Mirror's Surface- Solo Exhibit
People's choice of favorite exhibit in Toronto Design Week 2018

Tables Chairs and Other Unrelated Objects Toronto Design Week - 2016

Lets Talk About - Group show
Milan Design Week - 2016


TALKS AND PUBLICATIONS


Uncovering Canadian Design - EQ3
Toronto ON January 2019

Objects of Desire - Book
Milan IT 2016