Hi, I’m Carissa!

I'm a senior designer and illustrator at the intersection of branding and marketing.

In my 6+ years I’ve executed creative for 360 marketing campaigns, built brand identities, developed social and digital content, and illustrated characters, icons and more.

I love to tell the stories and build on the brands visual language to leave a lasting impression.

And I've been lucky enough to take my passion around the world where I've lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and now New York. 



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My personal qualities
Perfectionist and detail oriented I strive for the highest quality and always aim for balance between brand integrity, visual impact and functionality. 
I'm self motivated, being known for my 'never say never' attitude, and am a strong believer in collaboration.

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A little background
As a kid I was an avid doodler and a maker of things.  I had a portable drawing kit that I took everywhere and a giant craft box that lived under my bed; it held all the arsenal a kid would need to make a kick-ass birthday card. 
I lived for my local yearly colouring competition; using glitter, ribbons, fluffy balls and obsessing over colouring in the lines so it looked just perfect.

I guess not much has changed since then. I still doodle and I'm still a maker, but the best thing is that I have been able to turn my passion for creating into a rewarding career

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Other things I enjoy
🗺️ Travelling  - I make sure I have a magnet from everywhere I’ve been. Sometimes I write about it too
goodforonegalaxy.com
✏️ Drawing - I'm at my happiest when I have pencil and paper in hand
🍰 Baking - Can pipe a mean cupcake design
📷 Photography -  You can check out some of my shots here or on Unsplash
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