A designer based in Atlanta, Elise helps clients communicate in visual form. Her strength is building brand identities and her approach is informed by a background in fine art and creative writing. Her work has impacted the growth of global corporations, nonprofits, product and fashion brands, startups, and real estate developments. 

Elise has experience as a designer, art director, and associate creative director at both large and small agencies. She currently works as an independent designer.

For inquiries, please email elise@elisemattingly.com


Independent Designer
2017– present
Created identities for local and international product and fashion brands, all women-owned. Designed promotional materials for Atlanta’s South Downtown development district. Supported internal work for Atlanta’s Goat Farm Arts Center. Developed a new identity for an emergency response software company.
Associate Creative Director
Senior Designer
Developed brand identities and campaigns for Midtown Atlanta, Baby Einstein, Coca-Cola, the nonprofit organization Our House, and several startup product brands. Designed visual concepts and helped with the strategic approach for internal initiatives at Coca-Cola, Nike, Deloitte, and Kids2. Wrote headline copy, led creative research, and contributed to naming development for new brands and campaigns.  

As associate creative director, led a team of designers with the support of a project manager. Responsible for shaping the creative vision for each project, art directing the team, and managing client relationships. Led client meetings, large-scale workshops, oversaw presentations, and collaborated with the strategy team.
Publicis Sapient
Senior Designer

Created digital experiences for clients such as American Airlines, Coca-Cola, and the children’s apparel brand Carter’s. Collaborated with art directors and a team of designers on creative concepts, supported design production, and participated in client meetings and workshops.


American Airlines
Baby Einstein
John Hardy Group
Midtown Alliance
Our House
Selig Enterprises
Work for Good


Portfolio Center
Associate’s Degree,
Graphic Design
Intensive 2-year design program that provided experience in branding, typography, color theory, design history, print, digital, packaging, and environmental design.
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Majored in fine art with a secondary focus on art history and creative writing. Studied in Cortona, Italy for a semester abroad. Worked as a preparatory assistant at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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