Alisa Damaso

Hi, I’m Alisa

I'm a multidisciplinary designer based 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 media campaigns spans across the hospitality, travel, lifestyle, and finance industries.

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

In my free time, I sing in the band Vincent Gargiulo National Park. When I'm not making things, I'm running at Golden Gate Park while listening to books and spooky podcasts, hiking trails around the Bay Area, or watching funny pet videos on YouTube while munching on Hot Cheetos.

Want to work together? Get in touch!


Contract Designer

Cultivate Strategies

March 2022 – Present

Founder & Creative Director


2016 – Present

Independent Designer & Illustrator

Alisa Damaso Design

2015 – Present

Graphic Designer


2017 – 2021

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Designer

California Nurses Association

2015 – 2016


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


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Procreate
  • Sketchbook & Pencil