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 professional across the hospitality, travel, lifestyle, and nonprofit sectors. I've developed branding, graphic design, illustration, digital and print assets, and multimedia marketing campaigns for brands like the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Tillamook, Capitol Corridor, and She the People.

My design process is conceptual, clever, and collaborative. I work with organizations and individuals who share my values of spreading joy, cultivating community, and working together to make the world a better place bringing my special brand of creativity, strategy, and passion to mission-based projects.

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 singing in the band Vincent Gargiulo National Park.

Want to work together? Get in touch!


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