The Creative Crip is a long-running project by Iconic Imagery’s Lisa J. Ellwood. It is also the most personal. It aims to chronicle her experiences as a multiply-disabled, doubly Neurodiverse Native Woman who happens to be Housebound and without support and treatment for her conditions. Of particular interest will be her #MyDisabledHouseboundLife social media project across Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook which documents her daily struggles.

The site will also showcase select literary and visual arts-related projects as well as providing an accounting of the challenges she faces as a self-employed #disabledWOC #disabledPOC #disabledNDN as a #disabledFreelancer trying to develop and grow a business that is profitable & sustainable.

Lisa Ellwood is a Lenni-Lenape of Delaware and Nanticoke Native American resident in the UK. She is a highly skilled Journalist and Marketing Communications professional with an extensive background spanning several creative and marketing disciplines. She has 23 years of experience primarily in London, New York City and Philadelphia. In 2009 Lisa established Iconic Imagery as her creative identity.

Ms. Ellwood began her career as a Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist as a Freelancer for a number of Blue Chip & Communications Companies in Philadelphia and New York City while still at university. She graduated with a B.A. Degree from Temple University having majored in Communications. Her concentration was Advertising with minors in Marketing and French. Lisa also spent time at The School of Visual Arts studying Communications Media Art. She pursued post-graduate studies at The University of Pennsylvania concentrating on Communications and International Marketing. Having studied six languages she is currently the most proficient in French and anticipates becoming competent in Welsh.

Lisa is a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors of the Graphic Artist’s Guild. During her time with The Guild she also headed the Graphic Design Certification Committee where she researched and presented a proposal for the certification of Graphic Designers, the first initiative of its kind in the US. Her proposal was approved by The Guild in May 1998.

Ms. Ellwood is a published writer. Design-related articles cover graphic design certification, plagiarism on the web and Creative Commons Licensing.  She was also a Consulting Editor and Features Writer for The Promota Magazine with a focus on politics, world affairs and culture.  Ms. Ellwood was frequently been featured in The Guardian Society Daily for her disability campaigning.  She also confesses to being a long-time writer of Harry Potter Fan Fiction.

Lisa J. Ellwood has been a Freelance Correspondent with Indian Country Media Network since September 2015.

Lisa J. Ellwood
A strong communicator with a distinctive voice.
Lenape & Nanticoke Freelance Journalist • Data Visualization • Marketing Comms • Writer • Graphic Designer


download the free e-Book We Are Still Here… The Tribal Saga of New Jersey’s Nanticoke and Lenape Indians or “The Incomplete Loom: Exploring Checkered Past & Present of American Indian Sovereignty” Rutgers Law Review Legal Note.

Correspondent: Indian Country Today
ICMN: The Premier News Platform Serving the Nations, Celebrating the People 
A Comprehensive Report on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women:
“Violence Against  Women In Indian Country” data visualization (PDF)
Native American Journalists Association https://naja.wildapricot.org/
Investigative Reporters & Editors https://www.ire.org/
National Union of Journalists (UK): Member W032171 https://www.nuj.org.uk

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  1. Hi, please contact me concerning the Google+ Entrepreneurs’ group. This is the only way I could find to contact you other than responding to the post message.
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  2. Lisa
    Your bio on The Creative Crip has blown me away, although I already know your work via The Broken of Britain. I will continue to follow you on your blog as well as Twitter.

    Warmest wishes, Nathalie

  3. Lisa you are both productive and successful! Well done so far and keep it up.You epitomise the spirit that says ‘although I/we have everything against us, we will damm well live!’
    Feel free to friend me via various social networks hope we are both productive for eachother. Making no promises but best wishes and good will to you gal.x

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