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About Me

Piacere! Malena here!

Piacere /pia·cé·re/ is a simple informal Italian greeting to mean “it’s a pleasure to meet / greet you”— and a welcomed meeting I hope it is!

Based in the land of sun-showers and orange groves, specializing in branding, web design, and digital marketing.

You will find me gardening and growing my own ghost peppers, cooking like I’m part of an episode of Chopped, loom weaving for meditation, and learning new languages (currently enjoying Korean / 한글 despite my Italian mother’s wishes).

August 2009 - May 2013
June 2012 - April 2014
November 2013 - January 2015
February 2015 - Present
Ringling College of Art + Design
Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.
The Creative Spark
Assisted in editorial designs, and managing annual, bi-annual, and monthly commercial print publications varying from magazines to collegiate publishing. Designed and sourced artwork for editorials. In charge of all production such as laying out copy, proofreading, and preflight. Redesigned advertisements to reflect guidelines.
Premier Sotheby's Real Estate
Spearheaded designs for realtor marketing pieces from signage, brochures, advertising for commercial print publications, digital ad spaces, event invites, branded print collateral, and mass-mailings with cohesive e-mail campaigns for over 1,800 associates and Premier Sotheby's in-house marketing materials. Designed original templates for the company that ran in the Herald Tribune every Sunday and was often copied by competitors.
River Landings Animal Clinic
Elevated brand identity and reputation through refined and consistent visual branding and messaging online and offline. Tripled website traffic year over year through organic SEO strategies such as content writing (blogging) to garner trust and be a resource highly ranking within search engines. Consistently placed above PetMD and ranked 1st among competitors.



Briefly Me

Based in the land of sun-showers and orange groves, specializing in brand identity design & development, web & mobile user interfaces and experiences, promotional campaigns, marketing & print collateral, publishing, social media content creation, organic and paid search engine optimization as well as analytics, contract writing, and project management.


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