Branding designer, amateur photographer, mother, sailing enthusiast...

Branding designer, amateur photographer, mother, sailing enthusiast...

Liss Larsen  /  resume




Assistant Director of Communications / Ross School (2013-Present) / East Hampton NY
Designed print and online publications, including annual reports, annual appeals, email communications, admissions materials, campus signage, ads, and fundraising event materials.

Senior Art Director / Change Artist & Yellowdog Design (2004-2014) / Newburyport & Topsfield MA
Founded and led a design studio that grew into a dynamic branding solutions agency, creating brands and providing design, creative direction, marketing strategy and project management for independent schools, small to mid-size companies ($1-10M), non-profits and startups.

Assistant Director of Communications and Art Instructor / The Governor’s Academy (1999 – 2003) / Byfield MA
Designed all institutional materials including the alumni magazine, annual fund materials and event collateral.
Organized and maintained production schedules, managed printing and freelancers, and directed photo shoots. Taught computer design to students in grades 9-12. Held positions as Student Advisor and Assistant Coach of the Outdoor Program.

Production Manager and Designer / The Brandon Group (1998-1999) / Newburyport MA
Managed staff of three designers, maintained production schedule and traffic, designed print collateral,
supervised print vendors and freelancers.

Production Manager and Designer / Bally of Switzerland (1997 - 1998) / New Rochelle NY
Designed direct mail, produced ads for publication in high-profile magazines, and maintained production schedule.

Graphic Designer / Sonneman Design Group (1996-1997) / Larchmont NY
Designed logos, print collateral and signage for Robert Sonneman, acclaimed designer of the Feather Lamp
(MoMA Collection) for industrial design, lighting, and furnishing clients.

Design Intern / J. Walter Thompson Direct (1994 – 1996) / New York NY
Assisted Art Directors and Creative Directors, created displays and storyboards, and assisted creative team with idea generation, research, and vendor management.

Resident Assistant / Rosemont College (1994 – 1996) / Rosemont PA
Managed residential concerns at Heffernan Hall and provided guidance to residential students. Collaborated with Head R.A. and team members to enforce dorm policies and ensure student safety.

Rosemont College, 1996, BFA in Studio Art with a Graphics Concentration. Cum GPA: 3.86 / Rosemont PA.
Magna Cum Laude / Kistler Honor Society / Dean’s List (7 Semesters) / Mary Lee Scatterday Art Award /
Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society / Women's Club of Ridgewood Scholarship

Co-Founder, Seacoast Energy & Environmental Design Coalition (SEED) of Newburyport (2006-2008)
Earth Stewardship Award, City of Newburyport, 2008
Leader, Social Action Committee, First Religious Society, Newburyport MA (2002-2005)
Young Church Teacher, First Religious Society, Newburyport MA (1999-2001)