Carissa Vivirito
Projects Experience About Me

Experience

Photography
With over ten years practicing photography, I have developed a unique and inspiring style. I enjoy focussing most on portraiture and nude work, offering my subjects a very individual translation of expressive light and shadow onto film. When I am behind the lens of a camera, time disappears and I become immersed in the world I see through the lens. I have exhibited my works and done some contracted portraits for people. Check out all of my photography.

Graphic Design
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and although my professional career has taken me into the Web world, I have completed quite a few personal and student design pieces. Ranging from sewn tapestries and clothing to tattoos, these projects can be viewed here.

Web Design and Usability
I have dedicated over five years in the web industry as an information architect, business/user analyst, visual designer and coder. I assist clients in defining their online business objectives and how these goals translate into useful, integrated tools and content for their users. I prepare site architecture and process flow documents outlining the organization and hierarchy of the site, as well as each page, tool and interaction on the site.

I prepare guideline documents outlining all content that is to be placed into the site to assist clients in the content production process. I have also created page designs for a number of web sites and applications, translating the tools and content into a visual environment. For more information and technical proficiencies, view my full resume or my web work online.

Clothing and Linen Design
I began sewing around the age of five, making outfits for my Barbie Dolls. I've come a long way since then, turning my hobby into an enjoyable and lucrative skill. In the spring of 1997, I started the company "Dragonfly" which included a line of handmade, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. View some of the promotional photos I took for "Dragonfly" and check out examples of the clothing I create. I have recently taken up the design and creation of unique linens including duvet covers, curtains and pillows. I have been contracted to create a number of these pieces as well, which you can view within my sewn design projects.



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Resume and References

For complete educational, professional and technical qualifications, view my resume. References are available upon request.