is based in Brooklyn, NY having recently moved there from Chicago. She is well known for her surrealistic graphic creations. She mixes photography with numerous other kinds of graphic images to produce extremely unique, visually stunning images. She often works directly on her smartphone in an effort to prove and make art more accessible. Elise also runs the Swopes So Dope podcast so tune in sometime to hear more about what's on her mind. As an entrepreneur, photographer, and graphic designer, Elise's talents have landed clients including Adobe, Apple, Nike, Sony, McDonalds, Adidas, and Starwood Hotels to name a few. And if she wasn't busy enough, she also took time to give a TED-x Talk. Elise is well-spoken, savvy, and street-smart. She has a genuine way of connecting with others that provides unique opportunities for her as a mentor, teacher, or dare I say - even role model. Her art is as unique as her story and her ability to create a life for herself against the odds is nothing short of inspirational. We have been fans of Elise's for some time and are very excited to showcase her as part of this series.