Elise Auger (she/her) grew up in New England, where her parents instilled a love of wild places and the arts. At Skidmore College, she majored in Studio Arts, focusing on printmaking. There, Elise also became acquainted with environmental justice through a food-systems perspective. The mountains drew her to California after college, and she first settled in the Bay Area like many a wide-eyed East Coast transplant. In Oakland, she taught and developed curricula for an arts nonprofit and coordinated public art projects for the city of Berkeley.
Her desire to create reemerged after working for a food-industry B Corp, so she transitioned to a career in graphic design. Her favorite projects allow her to collaborate with organizations that create positive change in the world. When she’s not designing for Good Energy, she can be found elbow deep in clay or bread dough or exploring the wild places of the Sierra Nevada. These mountains are now where she makes her home and draws ceaseless inspiration.