Vanessa specializes in brand identity, design systems, atomic design, and experiential marketing. After obtaining a fine arts degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she started her career off as a graphic designer and head printmaker at local business, Portenzo. She’s gained experience as an art director at ad agencies like Boxing Clever, Fusion Marketing (now 160over90), and Fleishman Hillard. She currently consults for Bayer from her home office in the Cherokee neighborhood.
She spends her free time practicing woodcut printmaking, stone lithography, studying tarot, or getting some movement in on the climbing wall or at the skate park.
She’s a community-focused artist who brings enthusiasm and camaraderie to the places her passions lead her.