Hiya! It's Salisa (she/her) :) 

I'm a Thai-born, Vancouver-raised, Toronto-dwelling designer and storyteller. I'm currently at work making market research chatbots delightful at Nexxt Intelligence! Last year I was experimenting with AR mobility solutions at General Motors Canada, and researching open education strategies for eCampus Ontario.

 In 2018, I co-founded OCAD Artist Alley to empower emerging artists and designers around shared values of community and entrepreneurship. In 2020, I spearheaded our COVID-response aka our transition from a physical marketplace to digital. 

Before I got into design, I spent 4 years designing curriculum and facilitating workshops for STEAMLabsByte Camp, and Richmond Art Gallery. I like to return to my maker roots when I can in spontaneous side hustles: producing jewellery for Alia Weston, managing and contributing to 12+ collaborative zines, creating games and exhibiting! 

My post-COVID goals are to travel more, finally buy a VR headset, and pet every dog I see. One day I want to design a playground. 

Want to jam? HMU:

> salisajat@yahoo.com
> twitter: @heysalisa  // linkedin: @salisajat
> resume availible on request (please request!)

Looking for my illustration work? 

> click here (switching to a new site soon... please bear with me!) 


Sep 2017- Jun 2021  OCAD University, Toronto ON, Digital Futures Program—Bachelors of Design

Jan 2020-May 2020 Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL, Illustration, Visual Development stream—Academic Exchange

Selected Awards & Scholarships 

2021 Career Launcher Fund Recipient, RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

2020 Bronze Winner, ELEVATE Hackathon.

2018 Youth-Led Initiatives for LGBTQ+ Grant Recipient, Planned Parenthood

2017-2021 Ada Slaight Scholar, OCAD University

  • Artistic and academic merit, as well as volunteerism, in arts initiatives. 1 of 36 recipients from 1000s 

2017 Loran National Finalist

  • Character, service, and leadership. 1 of 83 Finalists from over 4,438 applicants nationwide

2017 Horatio Alger Scholar 

  • Demonstrated academic merit as well as volunteer service, in face of adversity

2016 EA Teen Animation Scholarship, Arts Umbrella & Electronic Arts Canada

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