Lisa Ballard has visualized the dreams of her clients for the past 25 years loving every minute of it. Now, with her life at a place of balance and opportunity, she is her own client with her own dream project.
Lisa calls herself an illustrative designer because she combines the methodology of a designer with a more hand-drawn stylistic visual approach of an illustrator. Her understanding of communication and brand development paired with her ability to draw has helped her clients stand out on the shelves of Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and she even got one of her clients called out by Oprah in O, The Oprah Magazine! Lisa opened her freelance business in 1998 after having her second child. She has partnered with many major companies including Williams Sonoma, Yankee Candle, Proctor and Gamble, Evenflo, Airheads, and many more. In 2001 she immersed herself in the world of licensing where she developed a myriad of styles for manufactures such as EK Success, Raz Imports, DesignDesign, and CR Gibson. With all of these triumphs, she absorbed the knowledge of getting an idea from just a sketch in a notebook, to a treasure in a person’s life. But that’s just the business side of Lisa Ballard.
Personally, Lisa grew up in a time when children lived outside during the day, came home for dinner every night and sat around the dinner table until dad finished eating. She would spend her days running in the fields behind her house, or walking miles of creeks with her friends. This was the foundation for a love of nature that has blossomed into a passion for hiking and gardening. She lives in the country outside of Cincinnati, Ohio in a new farmhouse that she designed to look like it has lived for a hundred years. She even incorporated some beams from the original barn that were in a pile on the lot. The house has over 50 windows that help to bring the old growth trees and her gardens inside. With very few window treatments, Lisa jokes, “my house is an open book for people driving by, but being able to enjoy my natural surroundings is much more important to me.”
Lisa believes that opportunities happen all around you all the time, but you personally have to be ready to acknowledge them and more importantly, act upon them. MODbotanicals is her first act.
C L I E N T S :
Airheads Candy, Always, Bath and Body Works, Blue Hill Fabrics, Carters, CR Gibson, Creative Converting, DesignDesign, Dixie, Dove Chocolates, EK Success, Evenflo, F&W Publications, Home Collections by Raghu, Longaberger, Papyrus, Puffs, Queen City Cookies, RAZ Imports, Where Women Create, Williams Sonoma, Yankee Candle