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About Elissa

Hey there, my name is Elissa.

I'm a hand-lettering artist and illustrator specializing in chalkboard art and murals, located in Boston, MA.

I have been doing this for a living since 2009, and created my own business in 2016. I deeply appreciate and value the integrity of the human hand; I love going to craft fairs, supporting local farms and businesses, and creating my own work as often as possible.

I work with a lovely variety of individuals, small businesses, and larger corporations. There is something different and great about each of them. I love being asked to do something that I have never done before, it helps to expand my artistic vocabulary in a fun and challenging way. Even if you don't see it in my portfolio, there's still a chance I'll take on the task.

My responsibility and belief is that I am a business first, and an artist second. This means that I am very patient and open to any ideas or visions you may have. My job is to maintain your brand and provide you with something to smile at.

Some of my past and/or current clients include TD Garden, Union Square Donuts, The Verb Hotel, Aeronaut Brewery, Life is Good, and many many more! Take a look at my testimonials to hear about their experiences of working with me.

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, & LinkedIn

How I Work

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Connect

I spend a significant amount of time getting to know you and understand your vision.

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Plan

I’ll send over some sketches to be sure we’re on the same page and confirm a final design.

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Make it Happen

Implement our plans into reality


FAQ

How long will chalk art last?

In most projects I use a water-based chalkboard marker that is resistant to rain and can last as long as the board does. It may experience some fading if exposed to the sun. If you’re looking for something short-term I have temporary solutions as well!

What is the cost?

Every project is unique and I will always give a detailed quote before beginning work.

Do I need to provide anything?

I work with your existing boards, walls, and A-frames and I supply all of the other materials.

How long will it take to complete?

It depends on your specific needs but most projects are generally 1-2 days

Where do you work?

I generally work within a 25 mile radius of Boston but am always up for an adventure!

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 Testimonials

Elissa is a joy to work with. She’s incredibly creative and talented and added an amazing mural to our lobby at the Verb. We’ve already brought her on to more projects and can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve!
— Abby Grinberg - Verb Hotel Marketing Coordinator
Creative, problem solver, efficient, fun. Elissa brought our branding ideas to life!
— Dorothy Held - Owner of Town Dog
Elissa was extremely easy and accommodating to work with. This was my first time utilizing an artist and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
— Eric Rivers - TD Garden Sports Services
Timely, professional, confident, awesome.
— Melissa Gale - Cookie Monstah Owner
Elissa has done all of our menu boards, chalkboard signage, Union Square Donuts exterior signage and some amazing work on our brick wall at our new shop at Brookline. Elissa’s work is top notch, delivers and is a total joy to work with. She helped in many many ways to evolve our brand and help us establish a look and feel for our shop.
— Noah Danoff - Owner of Union Square Donuts
I am very happy with the artwork. We had four chalkboards specially designed for our small business. The bring a casual and uplifting vibe to our sidewalk and lobby. The process was very easy and all details such as layout, time line, and pricing were communicated clearly and delivered quickly.
— Tom Hogan - Manager of Om Namo
We found Elissa through a search engine. After looking at her portfolio we knew we wanted her to do our menu boards. I sent her some questions through her website, and they were all answered by the next day. She was very open and honest about how long it would take and when she would be able to be finished, she was working on a few other projects at the time. Our company made some last minute changes to the menu and Elissa was very flexible and understanding. She was willing to edit the boards even when it was our mistake. When Elissa was done she drove over an hour to drop our chalkboard menus off. We couldn’t believe it when we saw them. Our chalkboard menu is beautiful because of Elissa.
— Brie Swift - NU Kitchen Manager
In one word - Wow! We’ve worked with Elissa on two projects so far (chalk art and graphic design) and have been continually impressed by her ability to translate our ideas into art that truly captures our story. We appreciate her style of communication and process, and she always finishes projects on time!
— Mike Speights - The Foodery Owner
We are so happy with all the work that Elissa has done for Finesse. We get so many compliments on a daily basis. Will definitely use her again in the future!
— The Finesse Pastries Team
Elissa was an absolute life saver. She turned around beautiful artwork in very little time.
— Carly Meyrowitz
I loved working with Elissa. She understood my project & created something that really got at what we were looking for.
— Jeremy Ogusky
Working with Elissa was a breeze. She was very creative, extremely accessible, and really took the time to refine the art so that it was perfect for us!
— Elyse - Fulcrum Therapeutics Sr. Associate, HR