Miss Lisa Adriana Kelso

Company HfG Offenbach
Phone +49-176-24912040


Lisa Adriana Kelso

Telephone: 049-176-24912040
E-Mail: lisa.kelso@web.de
Nationalities: German, American
Birthdate:  12.10.1984


August 2008 – January 2009
Exchange Programm UNIBRAL ESDI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 2005 – 2010
Product Design Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main (Germany)

August 2004-May 2005
Foundation Studies University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (USA)

Summer Semester 2004
Biology Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Germany)

Abitur Gymnasium am Kaiserdom, Speyer


UNIBRAL Scholarship for the international student exchange program at ESDI in Rio de Janeiro

Dean’s List of Honors 2004 at University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Presidential Scholarship from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia


“Design Organic” at ZeroZero Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. September 2008. Collaboration work with designers Angela Carvalho, Monica Carvalho, Leo Tomé, Ayla Ertürk and Gabi Sued

“Reflecting Waters” at Allessa Werke, Offenbach am Main. June 2008
Showcasing semester work, “Shower Pearls”

“Gebäude erzählen Geschichten” at Morgen_Fine Furniture and Arts Gallery, Frankfurt. February 2008
Showcasing projects from semester work: “30°60°90° Washsalon and Café”.


January 2004-February 2004: Werbung & DrumHerum, Römerberg
                                                      Graphic Design & Window Display Studio
                                                      Occupation: model making, creating window displays


Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign
Rhino 3D Modeling Program
V-Ray Rendering Program
Silkscreen Printing (Paper/Textiles)
3D Modeling


German: fluent (spoken and written)
English: fluent   (spoken and written)
Portuguese: basic knowledge

Personal Interests:

Traveling, reading, photography, swimming, everything that has to do with water, being outdoors


“From passion comes creativity, and from creativity come better answers.”
-    Alex Steffen

I grew up in Germany and the United States. I have never lived anywhere for more than a few years.  This of course was difficult for me in many ways, but it also shaped me into the person I am today. I love traveling, being in different countries, experiencing different cultures, exchanging thoughts, ideas, experiences with people everywhere. Discovering the little and subtle differences. By keeping my eyes open I learn something new every day.
For me this exchange between cultures is essential for working as a designer.  Not all design solutions fit for every country, every culture. As a designer I want to find sustainable and responsible solutions that neither harm nature nor future generations.