Hi, I’m Carissa!

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

In my 9+ 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. 

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.

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

Other things I enjoy
🗺️ Travelling  - I make sure I have a magnet from everywhere I’ve been. Sometimes I write about it too
✏️ 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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