Carissa Vivirito
Projects Experience About Me


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.

Resume and References

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