As Vice President, Executive Creative Director for CNN Digital, Marisa runs the experience design practice for CNN across its web, mobile, tablet, and other internet-connected device properties. In that role, she leads a team of user experience, visual, video, and rich media designers – as they seek to create breakthrough work that makes news and CNN’s insightful journalism come alive for people around the world.
Prior to her time at CNN, Marisa led the User Experience practice for the California offices of Razorfish and served in many other roles during her 10 years there. In the early days of digital, she worked in product development at CNET Networks and editorially driven search for LookSmart – after falling in love early with broadcasting and media (and great music) during her time in college radio.
Marisa’s work in user-centered design has helped organizations like ESPN, ABC, and Disney, as well as Singapore Airlines, Nasa, McKesson, and Cisco use the digital channel to delight and honor their audiences and customers -- while also driving serious business growth.
She holds a BA in Anthropology and Film & Media Studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.