A South Florida native, Elyssa has been a professional in the creative industry for over 16 years. She has held various key and influential roles before joining the PaperStreet team as Creative Director, including working for three years at a Fortune 500 company as a design and creative marketing specialist, starting a women’s clothing line—managing more than 300 national accounts for five years—and, founding a community project dedicated to providing creative activities for children in the hospital.
Drawing on her collective background in branding, design, creative consultation and marketing, Elyssa develops a unique brand and web presence for clients all over the world. She is committed to helping businesses distinguish themselves and applies her knowledge and creativity to help them stand out from their competition.
Elyssa recently was selected to be a Global Trend Award Judging Panelist. She has led her team at PaperStreet to create designs that clients are thrilled with and each year they have received over 20 awards for their original concepts. Some of these accolades include the W3 Awards, the Communicator Awards, the coveted annual Lawyerist Top 10 Best Sites Award and most notably, a Webby nomination, arguably the highest honor on the web.
To delve a little deeper in her background, after graduating from Pine Crest School, Elyssa pursued her passion for art and design at the University of Florida, where she obtained her BFA in Graphic Design in a prime program that accepts only one out of four students. She also received the Florida Bright Future Scholarship and Amy DeGrove Fine Arts Scholarship and graduated cum laude with President’s honors, making the Dean’s list eight semesters.
Outside of PaperStreet, Elyssa loves spending time with family, painting, enjoying the beautiful outdoors, traveling to new and favorite destinations, being a foodie (either at new restaurants or in her own kitchen), and seeing live music.