Production/Interior Design-Art Direction
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Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth moved to Europe while in her early 20s to study art. Returning to the states she earned her Bachelor's of Fine Art degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Masters in spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2003.
Moving to Los Angeles she very quickly put her set design talents to work creating spaces for Steve Martin, Cindy Crawford, and many others.
In the music world she has created set designs that reflect the unique personalities of artists Prince, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, Travis Tritt, George Harrison, Five for Fighting, Sawyer Brown, Roy Orbison , Eagles, Nine Inch Nails and Oingo Boingo.
There is some speculation that Elizabeth was the inspiration for Prince's mega hit song, "Raspberry Beret" as while designing sets for Prince's Purple Rain & Around the World Tour’s, she often wore a "raspberry beret", go figure!
The visual arts have been have been integeral to Elizabeth’s life. Painting, film and television production, interior design and travel have been the backbone of her expression.
Always intrigued with the world of semi precious stones she started Froote, (an interior design and functional art company), branching out to form Froote Jewelry in 2005 . Elizabeth says, "To me, Froote represents the sweet life and everything that makes life sweet, whether it's art that makes you feel good or cozy pillows to snuggle or a piece of jewelry that celebrates you and the world around you."
Staying in touch with the creative process inspiring students to realize their dreams Elizabeth teaches Pre-Production Visualization, Production Design, Art Direction and Visualization at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Concept Development and Intergraded Learning at Otis College of Art.
Last year she even was a contestant on Bravo’s highly sucessful Top Designer Show.
Elizabeth and her son Elliott live and play in Southern California.
Following is a list of some of the commercial & television work Elizabeth has created.
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HUGGIES -BENNIGAN’S – MCDONALDS- MEYER DEPARTMENT STORES-TROJAN
CHUCK E. CHEESE-DIRECTV-COKE-NINTENDO- VIVA LA FAMILIA-DRYEL- SHARPER IMAGE-NIKE-STATE FARM-TV GUIDE AWARDS-OSBON MEDICAL-STROH’S-ABC TV
UNIVISION- HUNTER CEILING FANS- DISCOVERY CHANNEL –BAYER- HIDDEN VALLEY