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18 years professional experience. Marisa has worked full-time independently since 2008 and cooperates seamlessly with large publishing companies, self-publishers, and everything in between. Beyond her knack for solid visual design, her greatest asset is her unbeatable work ethic, not to mention skills and knowledg… Read More
18 years professional experience. Marisa has worked full-time independently since 2008 and cooperates seamlessly with large publishing companies, self-publishers, and everything in between. Beyond her knack for solid visual design, her greatest asset is her unbeatable work ethic, not to mention skills and knowledge sharpened by years of in-house corporate publishing work. She communicates frequently and efficiently and does what it takes to meet or beat client's deadlines, even on those last second rush jobs. Work is reliably pristine.

Specialties: book cover and interior design, photo research, and art direction. Special treatments such as foil, embossing, die-cuts, etc. Other areas of print design including catalogs, brochures, signage, postcards, ads, greeting cards, bookmarks, etc.

Main genres: inspirational fiction/nonfiction, children's, gift, photographic, cookbooks, travel, healthcare, literary, educational. Read Less
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“I have hired Marisa to art direct and design 5 catalogs of both adult and children's book for Guideposts/Ideal's Publications. It has been a complete pleasure working with her. She is fast, accurate, able to troubleshoot brilliantly; offer me options and alternatives I may not have considered; has a great comma… Read More
“I have hired Marisa to art direct and design 5 catalogs of both adult and children's book for Guideposts/Ideal's Publications. It has been a complete pleasure working with her. She is fast, accurate, able to troubleshoot brilliantly; offer me options and alternatives I may not have considered; has a great command of good design principles and is very enjoyable to work with. She handles large amounts of intricate detail extremely well and regularly goes the extra mile to make sure everything is correct and done accurately. I would absolutely recommend her and look forward to working with her again.”
—Carl Raymond, marketing director, Guideposts, 2011

“We hired Marisa to design a book cover for TLC Graphics with stellar results. The designs were beautiful and perfect for the book's audience and genre. Her follow-through and attitude make working with her a pleasure and I completely trust to take care of our clients. We look forward to working with Marisa again. —Tami Dever, owner, TLC Graphics, 2010

“Marisa has been a joy to work with. She's very creative and has come up with wonderful covers and interiors for us on deadline and within budget. I plan to use her on a regular basis and recommend her highly.”
—Joan Shoup, publisher, Sheaf House, 2008

“Marisa is an extremely talented and creative designer who works effectively across a variety of genres and formats. She is equally knowledgeable about prepress and printing, and she's able to solve almost any computer problem that crops up.”
—Peggy Schaefer, Publisher, Ideals Publications, 2008

“Marisa did a fabulous job working with Guideposts' New York office to launch the GuidepostsBooks imprint. She's extremely detail oriented, creative and easy to work with. She presented the team with well thought out designs that achieved the goals of the group.”
—Angela Farrell, Marketing Coordinator, Guideposts, 2008

“Marisa was a tremendous designer while at Ideals. She is not only creative but could handle a substantial workload. When there was a critical need to get a job done creatively and with a tight deadline we could always count on Marisa. It was also obvious that Marisa was a student of her craft and was up on the latest trends, colors, etc... and always came up with great designs. You can count on Marisa to provide you with great work.”
—Jonathan Merkh, VP, Book Publishing, Guideposts, 2008 Read Less
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