Elise shares how she got started and how she creates such astounding ethereal imagery—using apps.

Swopes is a perfect example of finding what you love to do and using what you got to make it happen. She shares her story from the very beginning when she was 12-years-old learning HTML to make website layouts to getting paid to create sponsored posts on Instagram to earning 272k+ followers on the social platform. Elise gives an inside scoop into some of the apps she uses to create her wondrous cityscapes and shares some tips that have helped her to be successful in work and in life.

CreativeMornings/Chicago is hosted & organized by Jen Marquez and coordinated by Marlene Paez. Video by Alejandro Moore, Chris Mendoza, and Amy Ginn.

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About the speaker

Currently living in Chicago, Elise always loved art, science, and math. She started designing when she was in 6th grade and continued to for many, many years. After receiving education at Columbia College Chicago, she decided to make it a full-time profession as a freelance artist specializing in photography and design, while building a following of 250,000 followers on Instagram. Elise has spoken at the Apple Store on the Magnificent Mile, is an Adobe Creative resident, and featured by Vice with Canon. She has done projects with Adidas, Jordan Brand, GreenLabel, Dos Equis, Beats by Dre and many more.

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