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Lizbeth (Beth) Saunders was born and raised in Appleton, but settled with her husband in the Milwaukee area where Jeff landed his first job after college. The couple both attended college in the Milwaukee area, Jeff at MSOE and Beth at Carroll College, and married soon after graduation.
Beth received lots of encouragement for her artistic talent throughout junior high and high school. Her high school art teacher even went so far as to adjust her college-prep schedule to allow her to take art on alternating days off from gym.
At Carroll College, Beth took a liking to printmaking, portrait and life drawing, but has never pursued any as a fine art. However, printmaking class did direct Beth onto her current career path as a graphic designer. Beth felt troubled deciding on a college major as her left brain loved the logic and theory of mathematics but her right brain was always pushing her to be creative. During her junior year, Beth transferred to Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago to pursue Industrial Design upon the suggestion of college advisors. The work was intriguing, but the pace of the big city didn’t fit. So it was back to Carroll it was to finish up her Art degree and Math and Spanish minors.
The print industry offered the closest match to the printmaking class Beth loved. Computer-based graphic design was not quite there yet during her college years, but after graduating Beth did purchase her first Mac (Classic) and enrolled in classes at WCTC. Graphic design was truly the perfect marriage that harnessed her creativity along with her knack for numbers.
Graphic designer is the title Beth assumes for her day job currently taking on freelance work and temporary positions through a temporary placement firm for creatives, C2. A firm believer in ongoing learning, Beth is a member of the Milwaukee InDesign Users Group and partakes of several seminars. Beth’s artistic mediums differ from the standard artist: Adobe InDesign for page layout, Adobe Illustrator to design logos, Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos and Adobe Dreamweaver to build websites; but she firmly believes the creative process she goes through is the same—just a different means of execution.
Beth specifically joined the Art Guild to be surrounded again by talented artists that will surely inspire her to try working with her hands again. But she is truly tickled to feel so useful to the Guild serving as its webmaster and continually challenges herself to discover new ways to further broadcast what a wonderful group the Guild is.