Vanessa Rossi is a graphic designer living in Massachusetts. She has a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, and a GDC from Massachusetts College of Art + Design. She has been a guest lecturer on design at Parsons School of Design and Lesley University. After many years of working in publishing in the Boston area, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Harvard University Press, Vanessa moved to New York City to work at the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Art, Design History, and Material Culture. Upon returning to Massachusetts, she was a Senior Designer at Mad*Pow, a design firm based in New Hampshire and Boston. As her freelance career grew, she established Vanessa Rossi Design and continues to take on projects on a contract basis.
Vanessa balances her day job with personal creative work, like producing paintings and textiles, which have been sold in West Elm and Nordstrom. She is also a musician who has released her own music, as well as toured with Scary Mansion, a band featuring her twin sister. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.