about me, lisa may casaus!
Hi, there. I’m and illustrator who loves characters and stories and, of course, onions!
Hi, there. I’m and illustrator who loves characters and stories and onions! Baby Onion Says Hello! is my personal brand. Why Onions? Well, I like round things and golden things and tasty things. In short, I like onions. I also like random things and faces and weaving things.
But I think what I really like is telling stories. I always have. And those stories have usually been a bit on the weird side, so the onions and the randomness fit right in.
The stories are, more often than not, unplanned. They just happen as I work. The characters seem to create themselves from tiny bits and pieces of memory and imagination. The oddest comment, word combination or interesting name can set them off; the result being that the illustrations tend to tell stories that I never would have guessed I was thinking.
I see the image and think, “Another One?” Then, I add it to the ever-lengthening list of stories that need to be told. I can tell you, it’s a pretty long list! Ai, Caramba!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy these illustrations as much as I enjoyed creating them!
2015 Poster Illustration - Client: Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire. The 4th annual maker faire here in New Mexico!
2014 Poster Illustration - Client: Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire. A fun illustration to promote this year's Show and tell!
2013 Music Video – Client: ImaginationBeyond Productions. Worked with team of animators to create a 3 minute animated music video.
2013 – Silver Addy Award: Sales Promotion, Flobots CD and DVD Package
2013 – Silver Addy Award: Elements of Illustration, Stranger Factory Magazine Ad
2013 – Silver Addy Award: Elements of Illustration, Flight of the Conchords Editorial
2012 – Gold Addy Award: Elements of Advertizing animated short, “Muse.”
2010 Children’s Book Illustration – Client: University of New Mexico Press. Illustrated children’s storybook, Grandpa’s Magic Tortilla. Worked closely with authors and UNM Press graphic designer to enhance the storytelling
and warmth of the book’s message.
Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque, NM May 2007- May 2012 Bachelors of Arts in Illustration & Minor in Animation