Hi, I'm Lyssa. Thanks for stopping in.
Design is a way of putting my love for art into practical action. I worked diligently at Wilkes University, learning design from the inside out and earning my Bachelor’s of Art in Integrative Media. I design because I want to and I have to. I’m my happiest when I am working on a few projects. I specialize in print design, brand development, and photography. I also enjoy collaborating to work on video and web projects.
My anticipated graduation is May 2016. I am enthusiastic about a design-based, creative career. I am willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
Some things that inspire me are traveling, getting outside, and physical activity. In order to focus, I first have to clear my head so I have room for ideas to flow. I like to start my work away from the computer with a sketchbook and markers. I almost always make a mood board to visualize the scope of a project.
I enjoy connecting with people and sharing my ideas with them. After I have a few well-formed ideas, I start making digital versions until I feel I have the right direction. Being able to capture a mood and articulate it through imagery, typography, color, and texture is something I really enjoy. Developing brands, as well as working within existing ones, is something that motivates me to creatively work within boundaries.
My favorite software is Adobe Photoshop. I also use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Muse. I have working knowledge in Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe After Effects.
I’m comfortable on both PC and Mac operating systems. I can shoot with both Nikon and Canon cameras. My top choices are a Nikon D5100 or D700, but I also have experience with the Canon Rebel XTi. I am also proficient with the GoPro Hero 4 Series (Silver, Black, and Session).
See My Work
Print & Branding
Brand package for a construction company. Made using Illustrator. .
Business card for a construction company. Made using Illustrator.
Shirts for a construction company. Made using illustrator.
Snapchat geofilters, "stickers" that come up based on your location. Made using Illustrator.
Coffee Bag and Coffee Cup Design for Rising Sun Coffee Company. Made using Illustrator.
Flyer for Ski Resort. Made using InDesign.
Flyer for Ski Resort. Made using InDesign.
Poster for a shop window (ex: Discovery Channel Store). Made using traditional watercolor methods, scanned in and edited with Photoshop.
Poster for use in public transportation systems. Made using traditional watercolor methods, scanned in, and edited in Photoshop.
A logo, wine labels, and wine cork design for a local winery. Made using Illustrator.
The front of a 5" x 7" wine menu (1 page) for a local winery. Made using traditional watercolor and illustrator.
The back of a 5" x 7" wine menu (1 page) for a local winery. Made with Illustrator.
Table tent design (front) for a local winery. Made with watercolor and Illustrator.
Billboard 1 of 2 for an outdoor gear company. Made using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Billboard 2 of 2 for an outdoor gear company. Made using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
A Branding Guide for Wanderlust Outdoor Gear. All photography is original. Logo developed in Illustrator.
Mood Board for Tantrum Boardsports. Made using Photoshop, InDesingn and Illustrator.
Outside of a magazine ad for Tantrum Boardsports. Made using Photoshop, InDesingn and Illustrator.
Inside spread for magazine ad for Tantrum Boardsports. The spread was made using Photoshop and InDesign.
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"About" Page for Rising Sun Coffee Co. All graphics are original. Stock Photography.
"Contact" Page for Rising Sun Coffee Co.
"Store" Page for Rising Sun Coffee Co.
Home Page for Rising Sun Coffee Co. Logo done in Illustrator.
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Learn About My Experiences
I have worked as a graphic design, web design, and social media intern for both Wilkes Adventure Education and Montage Mountain Ski Resort. I have worked as a videographer for Knot Just Any Day Photography, and as a studio manager for Allebach Photography.
My responsibilities have included communicating with clients, providing photo coverage at events, event planning, website design, creating materials within existing brands, as well as developing new brand strategies, social media updates, and photo manipulation.
If you would like to know more about my experience, click the link below.
Off The Clock
I love spending time outdoors! Some of my favorite activities include hiking, kayaking, slacklining, chilling in my hammock, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and longboarding. I do yoga and crossfit regularly. I also love to spend time with family, make art (the tangible, messy, wonderful kind), and try new recipes. My ideal day includes a big breakfast, wakeboarding on the lake, and a campfire.
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