Lucia Saisse

Graphic designer and Illustrator

Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Creative professional with extensive experience in print design, branding, illustration and web design. Passionate about illustration and art.

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Owner/Art Director/Illustrator

• Manage day-to-day operations of busy art and illustrated stationery brand.
• Created the company's entire concept and branding, including website and collateral.
• Handle art direction, development and production of several art and stationery collections.
• Handled custom illustration work for several clients.
• Promote products on multiple channels, including social media, online ad campaigns, and word-of-mouth initiatives.
July 2015 - Present California, United States

QLogic Corporation

Principal Graphic Artist

• Responsible for daily design in a large technology company.
• Created high volume graphic, web, trade show booth and production design.
• Created original illustrations and animations for multiple projects.
• Elevated the overall quality of the company’s corporate image by redesigning the company’s publications, ads, brochures, and intranet.
• Developed the company's corporate icon library from concept to final completion. The icon library, was used not only on QLogic’s presentations, but also by partners like IBM on joint product presentations.
• Contributed to the company’s first website redesign, and created subsequent design proposals.
September 2009 - June 2013 California, United States

Various Clients

Freelance Graphic Designer

Worked in projects for companies like Rieches Baird Marketing (one of the top B2B agencies in the USA) and Grub & Ellis Real Estate (one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the world) among many others. My roles in the projects include conceptualizing and/or designing websites, Flash demos, DVDs, interactive presentations, promotional materials, ads and visual identities, among other design projects.
January 2008 - September 2009 California, United States

Warmington Homes

Graphic Designer

First job after moving to the US. With this in-house agency team I performed a wide range of tasks including the creative design of emails and Flash animation pieces, illustrations, new marketing campaigns, visual identities and collateral, for both the company’s new home communities and the corporate office.
November 2005 - December 2007 California, United States

Invision Comunicação Interativa

Web Designer

Worked on the web graphic design for the Telemar Virtual University, an employee training website for one of Brazil’s largest telecommunication providers. I was involved in all aspects of website design, including architecture, user experience, layout and maintenance.
July 2003 - May 2004 Brazil

Relacional Consultoria

Graphic and Web Designer

Designed websites, illustrations, visual identities and promotional materials for several clients. During the last year I was assigned to work exclusively for Michelin Tires, re-designing the company’s entire Brazilian intranet. Worked with a representative from each of the company’s departments creating the architecture and interface design for the portal and each department’s intranet.
June 2000 - July 2003 Brazil

Education

Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro

Graphic Design (incomplete)

One of the biggest universities in South America.
Brazil

Languages

English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Native),

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustration, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design,