Bio

About

Corissa is a Berlin-based communication designer and art director delivering for fashion, media and lifestyle brands in both print and digital landscapes. She believes in stimulating audiences by telling beautiful stories in print and through interactive experiences on digital platforms. 

Corissa was the designer at ELLE Canada for several years before relocating to Europe. She designed pages for print, played a key role in developing the digital edition, and earned creative freedom to produce special projects such as event material and a series of trend reports titled ELLE Collections. She then held a position as the Senior Designer at Carry-On Publishing, a new digital publishing company where she built brands from the ground up and reimagined the publishing industry with a team of digital specialists in Berlin. She now runs a full-time freelance business, working with various international clients to produce high quality brand, campaign and editorial content. 

Her experience ranges from luxury publications and brands to independent magazines and start-ups. With differing approaches to the creative process, this combination has led to a design process that balances technical precision with innovation. 


Education

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communications): Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2007 - 2011

Independent Fashion Magazines (Minor): Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010 (Selected as 1 of 2 students from Ryerson to attend this international programme, in which we created an entire magazine brand from concept to launch. The magazine was marketed and sold worldwide.)


Selected Clients + Collaborations

Banana Republic
bareMinerals
Canadian Living
Carry-On Publishing GmbH
Coty Inc.
Dior
Disney
ELLE Canada
ELLE Canada Collections
ELLE Jewellery
ELLE Man
GLOSSYBOX
Herringbone Magazine
Joe Fresh
Lebenlang Magazine (German)
Not Your Standard
Odd Magazine
sisterMAG (English and German)
Style at Home
The Hockey News
TIFF Toronto International Film Festival
Vichy
Warner Bros.
Warner Music
Whistler Film Festival
World MasterCard Fashion Week

 

 

 

Skills + Services 

Art Direction
Layout Design
Editorial Design
Book Design
Cover Design
Logo Design
Web Design
UI/UX
Product Photography
Lifestyle Photography
Professional Retouching
Creative Consultation
Concept Development
Brand Development/Design
Event Material

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