Carissa Galloway

Name: Carissa Galloway

Professional title: Art Director / Designer

Email address: c.leigh.galloway@gmail.com

Portfolio link: carissagalloway.com

City: Portland

State: OR

Bio: Born and raised just north of the Detroit border, Carissa struck out upon the Oregon trail in search of cold brew and trail running. Her professional debut began with event design, producing creative experiences for weddings and other such grand events, while branding small, independent artists as a side hustle. Before long, Carissa was dabbling in the agency world, spearheading visual brand strategies for global accounts such as Lear Corporation alongside small, local startups like Lazlo USA. Carissa enjoys working with passionate business owners and makers looking to polish their personality for the public eye. She aims to offer a visual foundation for her clientele by understanding their goals and crafting the perfect brand to compliment. Carissa was professionally educated in the visual arts and holds 6 years of experience in branding and advertising.

Languages: English

Primary area of expertise: branding

Secondary area of expertise: art / creative direction

Third area of expertise: digital marketing

Any additional skills or areas of expertise you would like us to know about: I'm pretty independent, meaning, I'm comfortable managing my own projects from start to finish across different industries. I'm the co-founder of a maker's collective for indie weddings in Detroit called RockSugar, My partner and I self-publish his works of fiction under our company (Stranger), and I maintain my love for freelancing because of the freedom it allows me—both in creativity and lifestyle. That being said, I love collaborating with others and working in small teams. I find it to be the most effective approach.