Elizabeth Briggs


Email: elizabeth.briggs@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-4392 

Office: ART 217


Artistic Influences:

Vincent Van Gogh
Edouard Manet
Tolouse le trec
Robert Brackman
Andy Warhol
Claude Monet
Eileen Gray

Favorite Places
New York
Hong Kong
San Francisco

#1 Enlightenment
#2 To know where to buy anything on the planet

Recommended Book:
A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style by Tim Gunn

Affectionately known to friends as the White Tornado and claiming organization to be her super power, Elizabeth Briggs lectures on composition, typography, and design principles in the program. She also helps to administer department activities.

Professor Briggs graduated in 1982 from University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design. Her product design interest came from the desire to create better interaction with the environment and every-day objects. Upon graduation, she immediately opened her own industrial design firm, The Design Works, with two other partners in Philadelphia. Medical equipment, computers, and electronics as well as toys were just some of the successful products designed over the course of eleven years.

After ending her business in the early 1990s, Professor Briggs moved to Silicon Valley and became an art director developing complete graphic communication systems for some of the largest computer tradeshows and conferences in the industry. During this time she decided to further her education by gaining a Certificate in Marketing with distinction from UC Berkeley.

Professor Briggs also worked in the software industry as the Director of Global Marketing Communications for Symantec Corporation. She drove the major initiatives for the consumer and small business segments, including a complete packaging re-design for the Norton product line and the centralization of advertising for the company. Global advertising under her direction won Icon and Effie awards for its unique and compelling approach.

Following the urge learn more, she decided to refocus her creativity and earn her Master of Arts degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. She her degree in 2004 and opened her business, Lizz Greer, offering her unique Asian Fusion Rug Collection to the interior design community as well as to discriminating customers directly.

Professional Work

Asian Fusion Rugs Product Design Advertising & Packaging

Asian Fusion Rugs

Product Design

Advertising & Packaging