Marissa is a graphic designer in San Francisco. She was born and raised in Seattle, so she loves the rain and the original Starbucks logo (boobs and all). She went to college in San Diego, where she graduated with a degree in Art History, so she also likes the beach and the giant Robert Irwin installation at the MCASD. After moving to New York and getting a second degree—this time in Graphic Design from Parsons—she fell in love with the subway and adopted a pet rabbit* while working as a designer for Landor. She made it back to the right (or left, rather) coast and is still sporting the Landor yellow.
In addition to design work, Marissa has also written articles and blogs for Landor. Her portion of Landor’s 2012 trends forecast: Market trends and their impact on brands, on trends in design, was published on Landor.com and later picked up by the Dieline. Her essay in WPP Atticus’ under-30 contest was honored by WPP as an honorable mention. She also ran a blog on Landor.com for the better part of a year on the color distribution of her M&Ms.
You can view a bite-sized version of her resume below, or send her an email to receive a PDF. She’s also on social media things like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and sometimes even updates her Tumblr.
Parsons the New School for Design 2009-2010
AAS, Honors, Graphic Design
University of San Diego 2006-2009
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Art History
Senior Designer, Corporate Communications, July 2015–Present
Designer, Corporate Communications, Sep 2011–June 2015
Junior Designer, Corporate Communications, Sep 2010–Sep 2011
Design Intern, June 2010–Sep 2010
Graphis, New York
Design Intern, Jan 2010–May 2010
The Vista, University of San Diego
Art Director, Sep 2008–May 2009
*The image up top is of said rabbit, Lloyd Dobler (who has since sadly passed), as imagined being shot out of the Death Star laser. Beauty shot of Lloyd taken by Michael Friel.
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