Marissa is a graphic designer in San Francisco. She was born and raised in Seattle, so she loves the rain and 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 while working as a designer for Landor. She eventually made it back to the right (or left, rather) coast and is now happily entrenched in the San Francisco design community. 

In addition to design work, Marissa has also written articles and blogs. 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 email her for more information. She’s also on social media things like FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn, and sometimes even updates her Tumblr.

Work Experience


Senior Brand Designer, April 2017–Present


Senior Technical Designer, Corporate Communications, July 2015–April 2017
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


Parsons the New School for Design, 2009-2010

AAS, Honors, Graphic Design

University of San Diego, 2006-2009

BA, Magna Cum Laude, Art History