Lisa Elzey Mercer (she/her) is a designer, educator, and researcher. Her interests are in developing and executing design interventions that fuel and sustain responsible design for social impact. The developed frameworks and tools are intended to create a space for participants to co-design and collaborate on innovative solutions.

Elzey Mercer is an Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA), at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been an active contributor to both the BFA in Graphic Design and MFA in Design for Responsible Innovation. The College of Fine and Applied Arts awarded Elzey Mercer with the Excellence in Research for the 2021 academic year.

She holds a BFA in Visual Communication and Design from Purdue University and a Master of Design Research from the University of North Texas. She worked in the industry for 15 years and was the owner of Mercer Studio. Her roles included project management, interaction design, mobile application development, and design research. 

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We eliminate the superfluous and enhance the indispensable. We give importance to light and matter. We are always looking for a compromise between functionality and aesthetics.

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