Vanessa builds brands.



Her work in brand strategy, creative direction, and design has been recognized by Fast Company, AIGA, Communication Arts, Creative Review, Print, Brand New, and How, among others, and has spanned cultural, institutional, and private sectors. She is currently Chief Brand Officer for the University of California system.

In addition to large-scale brand development, Vanessa's previous projects include conceiving and designing a cult fine jewelry brand — modern heirlooms made entirely and sustainably in California — featured in Vogue, Town & Country, W, Elle, WWD, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Gioiello and many more.

She frequently writes and gives talks about the value, methods and impacts of brand-building and design. With over half a million followers on Pinterest, she has also collaborated with Moda Operandi, 1stDibs, and other luxury, fashion, and lifestyle brands.

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