Having moved around some of the bigger cities in upstate New York, this local artist says it’s great to be home again.
Lisa Iannello was born and raised on a dairy farm in New Berlin along with four other siblings. After a childhood illness, she said she was inspired to work in the medical field, but not as a health care provider – she wanted to be behind the scenes a bit more.
A gifted artist and designer, Iannello headed off to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine and applied art. While attending school, she performed her work study assignments as a graphic designer in the school’s media department for three years.
Medical illustration is the field that caught her eye, and following graduation she worked in that area for 15 years. She worked in Syracuse at the Veterans Medical Center doing graphics, satellite communication, photo, video and more. Working on physician’s research presentations, she’s just now starting to see the results of some of that research surface.