I have had the privilege of wearing various hats throughout my career, including those of a Graphic Artist, Web Designer/Developer, and Voiceover Actor.
Throughout my professional journey, I have successfully managed digital projects of various sizes and scopes for a wide range of clients, from small sole proprietorships to large national and international corporations. I strongly believe in understanding the target audience for each project, ensuring that my designs not only showcase creativity but also effectively communicate my clients’ objectives to the end-users.
One of my greatest joys is bringing my leadership skills, creativity, and development expertise to dynamic teams working on cutting-edge designs. I believe in the importance of working hard to make a positive impact and have dedicated my time, talent, and resources to organizations close to my heart, including Dallas’ Soup Mobile and The Salvation Army.
If you’re in search of a designer/developer who is creative, collaborative, accountable, responsive, and brings a vibrant energy to the table, look no further. I would be thrilled to be your go-to person for all things design-related.
BRAND LOGO DESIGN
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Elisa excelled in both her core role, and the projects that extended beyond it. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and a pleasure to work with. She brings ambition, intelligence and a great sense of humor to her work. I know she would make an asset to any team. Definitely recommend!
Jake DemeisMarketing Specialist
Elisa at Texrah Designs has done a fabulous job on my website. I've worked with her for the last nine years--it's been a great ride all the way. As an SAT tutor, I don't need a fancy website, but I do need one that's professional and aesthetically pleasing. Not only did Elisa deliver, but she's been fabulous with maintenance and upkeep as well. I need to make periodic changes to my site as test dates change, and she's always prompt about making changes, whether they be big or small.
Peter BaumClient of Texrah Designs
I love the work Elisa has produced for us at paxUnited. Whether working on a comprehensive brochure or a basic flyer, Elisa clearly takes great pride in producing quality work at an affordable price. It is also clear that she truly cares about the clients she works with because she took great care in listening to our ideas and incorporating our vision into every project.
Matt Kennedy Client of Texrah Designs
When I decided I wanted to market myself via the World Wide Web I contacted Texrah Designs to create my website. I was very impressed with how fast Elisa got it up and running and I just love the way it looks. You can take a look at it yourself stylebycyn.com. Plus, when I need to update it, I don't have to wait. She quickly makes any changes needed. She met all my needs and then some. Thank you!
Cynthia VurbeffClient of Texrah Designs
I am the Proud Founder of Second Chance in San Diego and hired Elisa to head up our Micro-Enterprise Department. She was willing to work with a population of folks where most would just run. She’s not only ingenious at developing new concepts and ideas but has the tools to actually carry it through to implementation. I can say without reservation that she’s highly creative, tenacious and dedicated. I would rehire her in a heartbeat. She joins your team and the whole team gets better!
Scott SilvermanFounder at Second Chance/STRIVE
Elisa is a talented designer, coder and all-around great person to have on your team. We worked together on MANY projects for five different brands within the Signet organization. I could always count on Elisa to not only get projects or updates done on time, but to get them done correctly and without a lot of back and forth (unless it was required). I never had to ask Elisa about the status of the projects she was designing or coding - she was very proactive in her communication, which is essential when you're working on multiple projects at a time. Aside from all that, Elisa is like a breath of fresh air. She handles any project with grace and gumption - a great combination if you want a straight-shooter in your corporate environment. If you're needing a designer with great coding skills (or a coder with great design skills, for that matter), she's your huckleberry. She'd make a great asset to any team, and I will definitely miss seeing her every day.
Susan LeagueCreative Copywriter
I came to Elisa with a blank slate. Her creative talents were put to work creating my logo and website design. Elisa was also instrumental in assisting me with all of items one starting their own business might not know...like web hosting, etc. In a matter of a few short weeks, she unveiled a product that I was very pleased and impressed with. I look forward to continuing our relationship when updates are needed as well as any future endeavors that I may pursue. I would recommend Elisa to anyone who is interested in creating a website or revamping their existing one.
eduEducationUniversity of North Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration
1September 2005 - present Owner/Operator + Graphic/Web DesignerTexrahEcommerce seller: Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, Faire, Tundra
● Art direction and creation of novelty and traditional candles Clients: Just Makes Sense, Communities in Schools, Resistol
● Design, develop + maintain websites from concept to
implementation utilizing CSS, HTML and Adobe Creative Suite
● Create web and print optimized logos + marketing materials
(e-newsletters, social media posts, billboards, online ads,
brochures, postcards, letterhead, promotional premiums and
● Digitally develop and manipulate illustrations + photos
2May 2016 - February 2020Web Graphic DesignerSignet Jewelers (Zales)● Raised Zales’ organic SEO rankings 33% by enriching content, increasing ADA accessibility and augmenting metadata
● Developed customized & compelling HTML + CSS code to enrich use experience for five brands (Zales, Zales Outlet, Peoples, Gordon’s, and Piercing Pagoda)
● Concepted and edited digital designs + brand creative assets (home pages, landing pages, display banners, emails, etc.)
● Conducted agile team stand-ups, then documented + tracked tasks in JIRA
3April - December 2015Interactive Experience DesignerFreeman (Contract)● Developed engaging, interactive presentations via Intuiface
● Created custom wireframes of interactive experiences
● Troubleshooted design challenges for show technicians
4May - Nov 2014Web DeveloperL3 Communications (Contract)● Redesigned and developed 3 divisional websites following L3’s UI
● Employed web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JQuery
● Proofed and copyedited divisional website content text + imagery