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My name is Lissa Pattillo and I have a passion for web, print, and comics. I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada with a sales associate position at Strange Adventures. I provide my web and design services on a commission basis to a variety of clients.
My clients have included artists, authors, new business owners, publishers, non-profit organizations, stores, medical professionals and more. I love working with a diverse market and enjoy the challenges and new experiences that come with each.
My primary goal is for clients to feel they’ve had a positive and personal experience and receive a final product they’re both happy and comfortable with. I believe in communication, speed and a personal touch that goes beyond what many web and graphic design companies can offer.
Some of my clients have included:
Award winning cartoonists, Faith Erin Hicks and Dave Roman
Eisner-winning Comic Store, Strange Adventures
Multimedia publishing house, Chromatic Press Non-profit organization, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Manga & media publisher, Seven Seas Entertainment
How much do sites and graphics cost? Projects are quoted on a case-by-case basis based on the work involved, the time required to completion and the final intended use. Typically logos start at $100/US, while websites at $350/US.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING (STAPLES CANADA)
Alongside my freelance work, I spent over three years as a full-time desktop publisher for Staples Canada. Our customers were businesses and professionals looking for fast and high-quality turnaround. I created dozens of new business card designs a week and oversaw the creation of all my work from start to finish - from the client's brain to the packaged boxes.
While creating new business card designs, I also recreated business cards based on provided scans and hardcopies. By making high-quality versions of existing material, clients were able to have new copies printed in the absense of their original files. I also designed business cards and promotional material for use by Staples Canada in its Atlantic Canadian locations.
NOTE: Due to the nature of my job, I am not permitted to publicly share examples of the work I created for Staples Canada.For examples of my current work, please see my Graphics page.
STATUS: Not currently accepting new writing offers
I have been a paid freelance writer since 2010. For years my primary focus waseditorial work, which included long and short form style reviews of graphic novels, animated movies and websites. Currently I primarily write press releases, creative copy, and edit web content for a variety of clients.
- Review: Princess Knight (The Coast)
- PR: Announcing New Imprint for Mature Readers - Cherry Bomb! (Chromatic Press)
From 2012-2013, I wrote a weekly article for Otaku USA titled On The Shelf. The job required research of the week's upcoming releases and showcasing several of the titles. Previously I contributed reviews to Anime News Network, and continue to submit reviews to The Coast, a local paper published in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Although currently on hiatus, I am editor and lead contributor of Kuriousity, a website dedicated to news and reviews about Japanese comics and its' related media & industry. The site has been live and updated on a regular basis from July 2007 - August 2014.
From 2008 - 2012, I drafted formal press releases, contributed web content and monitored social media sites for the non-profit organization, Society for Atlantic Fan Cultures. It's leading event, Animaritime, is the premiere convention of its kind in Eastern Canada.