Clarissa (Vendemiatti) Zorr was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has lived in San Diego, Brooklyn, Dallas, and now, Philly. She’s a strategic, award-winning branding, design, and communications professional with 17+ years of experience developing and executing innovative brand strategies across all digital and traditional marketing channels.
Clarissa knows first-hand the importance of building trust with external stakeholders and leveraging partnerships across internal departments to arrive at unique, creative, and cost efficient solutions that build brand awareness, enable long-term sales, and most importantly unify teams and visions.
Her passion for design comes from all forms of creative expressions, but she pays particular homage to the fine art of typography and letterpress by incorporating it into her work to create truly elegant user experiences. Her proudest moment was leading her team to build a robust Investor Relations platform that placed Top 5 for Best Ranked IR Website and Best Ranked Financial Disclosure and Procedures IR Website in North America. This experience taught her the power of building relationships with clients and team members, determining their true goals, and always delivering exceptional service.
Clarissa is a very kind and straight-forward person. These qualities served her well from becoming an Executive Board Member of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) in San Diego, to teaching a Branding class at the Art Institute of California to young and aspiring designers. One of those aspiring designers has recently become an award-winning advertiser for a well-know card brand, and has made her very proud. She participates in philanthropic initiatives including volunteering to foster surrendered Italian Greyhounds, and donating her artwork to the So-Cal Fire Relief Poster Project that helped raise funds for victims of the wildfires that devastated Southern California in 2007.
She is an outgoing and fun loving person, who enjoys life but is very serious about her work. She spends her free time teaching her 2 gorgeous little girls how to speak Portuguese, photographing every special moment together, while cooking up a storm where her 3 Italian Greyhounds selflessly “clean up” afterwards.
AFFILIATIONS / ACCOLADES
In-Source, New York, Board Member, Director of Brand and Design 14 – 15
AIGA, San Diego Executive Board Member, Treasurer 07 – 09
AIGA, San Diego Board Member, Social Chair 05 – 07
Italian Greyhound Club of America, Foster Volunteer
So-Cal Poster Project, Contributor
HOW Magazine International Design Awards
National Investor Relations Institute
Investor Relations Global Rankings
LACP Vision Awards
Neenah Paper Awards