Alisa Damaso

Hi, I’m Alisa

I'm a multidisciplinary designer in San Francisco specializing in graphic design, branding, illustration, and lettering. Hailing from Los Angeles, I'm creator of the brand VLY GRL, which smashes stereotypes through rad accessories, apparel, and zines.

I've worked in-house, at an agency, and as an independent. My experience in branding, digital, print, and multimedia marketing campaigns spans the hospitality, travel, lifestyle, and finance industries, as well as the nonprofit sector.

My design process is curious, clever, and collaborative. I work with brands and individuals who share my values of spreading joy, cultivating community, and working together to make the world a better place.

When I'm not making things, I'm singing in the band Vincent Gargiulo National Park, running at Golden Gate Park while listening to books and spooky podcasts, or hiking trails around the Bay Area.

Want to work together? Get in touch!


Contract Designer

Cultivate Strategies

March 2022 – Present

Independent Designer

Alisa Damaso Design

2016 – Present

Founder & Creative Director


2016 – Present

Design Associate


2017 – 2021

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Intern

California Nurses Association / National Nurses United

2015 – 2016


  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Illustration
  • Hand Lettering
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Web Design
  • Creative Direction


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • Procreate
  • Canva
  • Sketchbook & Pencil