Working Together

The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable her to ‘make the invisible visible.’ –Hillman Curtis
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Full project development

Struggling how to begin or focus your content? Let Elissa help you navigate project planning and concept development through design implementation.

Design refinement

Already have a strong design concept, but need help achieving a professional look? Elissa can help translate your smart content and ideas into a beautiful design.

Ongoing design support

Anticipate a need for ongoing design support? Elissa can work on a retainer for an agreed average of hours/month. Enabling her to be more cost effective and prioritize your work.

Consultation and teaching

Want to improve your own design communication capabilities? Elissa is available to provide individual feedback on your design project or group training on how to utilize design to improve shared understanding.


"Working to leave this world a little better than they found it."
• Big Brothers Big Sister of America
• Building21
• Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
• Family Housing Fund
• Girl Scouts River Valley
• Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
• Habitat for Humanity International
• HousingLink
• Jeremiah Program
• Marnita's Table
• Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition
• Minnesota Home Ownership Center
• NeighborWorks America
• Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire
• Search Institute
• Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative
• Twin Cities LISC
• Voices for Racial Justice (CURA)
• Voyageur Outward Bound School
• WomenVenture
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
• Disability Rights Fund
• Ford Foundation
• Marguerite Casey Foundation
• New York Women’s Foundation
• The McKnight Foundation
• Saint Paul Public Schools
• Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
• UGA, College of Consumer & Family Science
• U of MN - College of Veterinary Medicine
• Arcadia Research & Evaluation
• Carroll, Fanck & Associates
• Coppa
• Gegax Evaluation and Consulting
• innovation Research & Training
• Mary Ellen Murphy Planning Evaluation
• Nonprofit HR
• Rain Coast Data
• Stratis Health
• The Improve Group
• TruEfficiency


Minneapolis, MN


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