Lisa Gorham joined Jean Peterson Design (JPD) in 2007 and currently serves as Art Director. Together with JPD's Creative Director, Lisa leads the creative team whose hard work and dedication is recognized annually in regional and national design and advertising competitions. Lisa is passionate about the creative world of design, typography, color, and communication problem solving.
An honors graduate of George Brown College, Lisa moved to Frederick, Maryland, in 2004 from Toronto, Canada, and has since played an integral role in Frederick's design community. Lisa puts her 20-plus years of graphic design and publication experience to work producing creative print and interactive solutions. Her work on Frederick County's official visitor guide, Visit Frederick, has garnered the Maryland State Tourism Award for Best Visitor Guide five out of the last six years. Lisa's work has earned prestigious awards including American Graphic Design Awards, Healthcare Advertising Awards, and ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation (AAF), both at the local and district levels.
Giving back to the community is an important part of Lisa's life. She has served on the AAF–GF board of directors as Treasurer, two-time ADDY Awards co-chair, Programs Director, and Public Service Director. Lisa has served on the AAF–GF's ADDY Awards committee since 2005 and as a portfolio reviewer for the AAF–GF/AIGA Student Portfolio Boot Camp since 2009. In 2010, Lisa was honored with the G.D. Crain Jr. Memorial Award for her work with local and national non-profit organizations and was honored with U.S. Army commendations for contributions to the U.S. Military. For her dedicated volunteer service and contributions to the AAF–GF, Lisa was recognized with the Advertising Federation's 2011 Crystal Prism award.
A graduate of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Lisa continues her community service through volunteer work with several non-profit organizations.