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Louise Isham

Louise Isham

Owner and Designer

I am an animal lover and a long time, life learner who love art and design. My journey in Graphic Design began in high school, college, and continues today.

Boozhoo! (Hello), 

My name is Louise Isham, and I am the owner and designer here at Louise Isham Dot Com.  I am an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians, and currently reside on the Nett Lake/Orr sector of the reservation.  I grew up here until I was 15, at which time I relocated to Port Orchard, Washington, as my parents wanted me to broaden my horizons. It was attending South Kitsap High School that fanned my passion for Graphic and Print Design. I was lucky to have the program offered as an elective and took to it like a duck to water.

I returned to Minnesota my senior year and enrolled in college majoring in Graphic Design and Print Media.  After graduation, I took my first graphic design job at Fortune Bay Resort Casino as a member of their marketing team. I really enjoyed working there and I learned a lot.

In the beginning of 2001, I became the Editor of the Bois Forte News. In this position I did the entire caboodle, design, reporting, graphics, editing, mailing, etc. I did this for approximately eight years. Around year five I also became the manager of special projects and the website. After the abolishment of the Communications Department, I worked as a general IT tech, sold shoes, and a was a store clerk. Within all this time, I did FREELANCE GRAPHIC and WEBSITE design.

Throughout my career, I was able to utilize various aspects of my graphic and print design skills to the jobs I took. In 2014, I was offered the Senior Executive Coordinator position for the Bois Forte Tribal Government. Again, I was able to keep my graphic and website design skills up and used frequently in this position. Later in 2018, I became the Editor of the Bois Forte News again along with being the Senior Executive Coordinator. Unfortunately, in 2020, COVID-19 struck, and everything changed. During this time, I was asked to be the Bois Forte Tribal Emergency Response Committee’s Public Information Officer. Again, I was able to put my skills to work – so in the end, I have been utilizing my Graphic, Print, and Website training thirty to ninety percent of the time.

After seven years in that position, I felt it was a time for a change. A time to focus on my aspirations and passions – primarily art – graphic and website design. I stepped away from the office setting and set up a new office in my home. I have been working on launching my business for some time, it always ended up being pushed to the side-line.

Now, I can focus 100% on my business and do something that I really love.

“If you do what you love, it is not a job.”

I am not sure who came up with that phrase, but it works. I am very excited, and a little nervous to get started, but I know I can do this. I know that I can design great things for people.

I look forward to working with you to bring beauty to the world one dot, one pixel at a time.


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