New Intentions and Old Expressions...
Lys Opp-Beckman as been actively working in a diverse body of art and design-related fields since 2007. Her primary areas of focus are Product Design, Illustration and Historic Preservation. These fields combine an appreciation of the man-made world with a deep awareness of form and decoration.
BFA, 2008, Parsons
MS, In Progress, U of O
Raised in the Pacific Northwest by an architect and a professor forced me to be very aware of my surroundings and our impact on the environment. I received a BFA in Product Design in 2008 from Parsons the New School for Design. There I learned extensively about design theory and materials. This knowledge has applied itself well to my current professional pursuits in the field of Historic Preservation. Historic Preservation is not only the care and documentation of our cultural landscape but a fantastic way to conserve building resources as well. What is greener than recycling a whole building?
In addition to formalized work in the design profession, I also pursue fine art and Illustration. So far my work has included two textbooks and some group shows. My work is clean, simple and focuses on living elements.
References and a complete resume are available upon request or by visiting my LinkedIn profile by clicking the item at the bottom of this page.