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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 she 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.
Bachelor of Design Industrial Design OCAD University 2016
Solidworks Certification - George Brown College 2017
Minor in Wearable Technology and Coding OCAD University 2016
CAD: SolidWorks, Rhino
DIGITAL FABRICATION: Laser cutting, 3D Printing
ADOBE: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
MS OFFICE: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Fluent in Italian and English
Los Angeles 2021
Studio Director - Gaetano Pesce
New York City 2019-2021
Freelance Designer -
Gallery Coordinator - Atomic Design Toronto 2015- 2017
Jr Product Designer - Good Thing
Toronto / New York City 2017
OCAD University - Exhibition Manager
Toronto 2014 - 2017
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