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.


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Experience

Contract Designer

Cultivate Strategies

March 2022 – Present


Founder & Creative Director

VLY GRL

2016 – Present


Independent Designer & Illustrator

Alisa Damaso Design

2015 – Present


Graphic Designer

Creative:MINT

2017 – 2021


Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Designer

California Nurses Association

2015 – 2016


Skills

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

Tools

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