Eyyy! Pull up a seat.

Eyyy! Pull up a seat.

Astrology Sign: Taurus
Myers-Briggs Type: ISFP

Fave Drink: Bubble Tea (despite the image you see here)
A glimpse of my chill

The 411 ☎️

  • You can also call me Gracey, Gracie, or Grace (though I don't answer to Gracy) 💁🏻‍♀️
  • Based in Vancouver, Canada 🍁
  • Interactive Designer at Engine Digital since 2015 👩🏻‍💻
  • 2014 alumna of Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts + Tech program 👩🏻‍🎓
  • Design mentor since 2013 🧠

"One of the hardest working designers I have been lucky enough to know. Amazing representation for women in design and an amazing mentor. She can deliver amazing concepts, present them great, build them, direct them, and launch them at the level we all strive for AND is super fun to work with." 💫

"[She] forever inspires me to be my best self and continues to be the first person I think of when I think about what it means to be an empowered woman." 💪🏻

– Anonymous Engine Digital colleague (from my 2019/2020 Team 360º)

Had the pleasure to work for some amazing companies, both local and international –

My Client: BC Hydro
My Client: HP
My Client: Rocky Mountaineer
My Client: Ocean Wise
My Client: Concord Theatricals
My Client: Coast Capital Savings

"[Gracey] has been such an integral part of some of our best work over the years and a key contributor to our culture. It's been such a pleasure to see her evolve into the powerhouse she is today." 💪🏻

"[Gracey] has been such an integral part of some of our best work over the years and a key contributor to our culture. It's been such a pleasure to see her evolve into the powerhouse she is today."

– Peter P. (Creative Director, my mentor, and boss at Engine Digital)

Discourse 📝

Fun Fact: A career aptitude test I took in high school recommended me to be a stand-up comedian🎙
Ten years later, I actually took that suggestion seriously! To improve my presentation skills for work, I thought of doing the most "frightening" thing I could think of, because if I could make an audience laugh, then I can talk about anything else without fear.

Remember Xanga, Blogpost, Tumblr, and TinyLetter? Back in the day, I used to love writing personal blogs and newsletters for anyone that would read them. If it weren't for my current career in design, I would've majored in either journalism or creative writing to become a writer for TV shows and movies in Hollywood.

The writing I do now is usually in the form of a fun tweet or long-form content related to comedy, design, and work. Below are a couple of notable pieces I've written. Enjoy!

Blog post I wrote at Engine Digital

"Boosting the platform: How smart design enhanced a competitive educational experience" for Engine Digital Perspectives

My piece for Desk Lunch

"You Are Not Your Work" for Desk Lunch Newsletter

"[She] forever inspires me to be my best self and continues to be the first person I think of when I think about what it means to be an empowered woman." 🙏🏻

"[She] forever inspires me to be my best self and continues to be the first person I think of when I think about what it means to be an empowered woman." 💪🏻

– Roxanne H. (one of my faves of all time and Strategist at Engine Digital; excuse me while I weep now 😭)

Allow me to introduce myself...

Photography by Francis Arevalo 📸.

I'll Let My Work Speak For Itself... 💬

Thanks for your time! ⌚️

Want access to more of my work or to collaborate with me for a freelance project?  💼
I'd be happy to provide a PDF of my CV upon request. You may have also noticed that some of my projects on here requires a password... Go ahead and reach out to ask. Don't be shy! 🔽

Besides the technical skills I've demonstrated in my design work, my soft skills include:

If all the testimonials and work experience wasn't enough, here's a list of what I do outside of work:

  • Curious and conceptual design thinking
  • Creative problem solving and risk-taking
  • A nurturing yet direct approach in leadership, mentorship, and conflict resolution (adapted from "Radical Candor", "Dare To Lead", and IDEO U)
  • Versatile team collaboration
  • Effective and confident in presenting, performing, pitching, proposing, and (public) speaking for any audience size
  • Reliable flexibility and adaptability
  • Active listening
  • Travelling and the outdoors (pre-COVID) 🧭
  • Singing in an R&B choir 🎼
  • Dancing (dancehall, hip-hop) 💃🏻
  • Cooking, watching others cook, and eating 🍽
  • Learning new creative skills (e.g. stand-up comedy, sewing) 🤓

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina