Eyyy! Pull up a seat.

Eyyy! Pull up a seat.

Nicknames: Gracey, Gracie, Grace
Astrology Sign: Taurus
Myers-Briggs Type: ISFP

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

It's nice to meet you 🙋🏻‍♀️

  • My strengths and passions lie in: high-level design strategy to improve businesses and brand experiences, digital brand development, and cross-disciplinary creative collaboration 👑
  • Interactive Designer at Engine Digital since 2015 👩🏻‍💻
  • Based in Vancouver, Canada 🍁
  • 2014 alumna of Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts + Tech program 👩🏻‍🎓

"[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)

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

Here's what I can do for you–

  • Design & brand strategy to elevate your business, grow your customer base, and achieve your bottom line
  • Design systems & style guides to define, consolidate, and/or organize your brand's complex visual language
  • UI design & interactive prototyping to optimize performance, functionality, and user-friendliness of your digital offerings
  • Design & brand strategy
  • UI design & prototyping user flows
  • Design systems & styleguides
  • UX strategy, research & analysis
  • Qualitative customer experience research & analysis (design discovery) for better-informed decision-making
  • Copywriting & content strategy for a stronger and more engaging brand voice present in your customer touchpoints
  • Illustration, motion design, iconography & logomarks to expand and enhance the visuals of your brand
  • Creative production in Sketch, Figma, Adobe CC, InVision &/or Principle to make your ideas and sketches a digital reality
  • Creative leadership & design mentorship for students/juniors to help accelerate their/your careers
  • Dog-fostering, dog sitting &/or dog walking so you can have time for yourself (just wanted to throw that out there)

"Ideas become more than ideas when you talk to Gracey." 🌿

"[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." 💪🏻

– Francis A. (Musician, longtime freelance client and collaborator)

Discourse 📝

Besides design, writing is another love of mine. I used to write personal blogs and newsletters, and do stand-up comedy at amateur open mics around Vancouver. Below are a couple of notable pieces I've written. Enjoy!

Blog post I wrote at Engine Digital
My piece for Desk Lunch

"[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 📸.

Thanks for your time! ⌚️

Thanks for your time! ⌚️

But enough about work! As a human, here are a few of my leisurely pursuits:

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

  • Travelling and the outdoors (pre-COVID) 🧭
  • Singing in an R&B choir 🎼
  • Dancing (dancehall, hip-hop) 💃🏻
  • Yoga and meditation 🧘🏻‍♀️
  • Cooking, watching others cook, and eating 🍽
  • Learning new creative skills (currently it's macramé) 🧵
  • 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) 🤓

If you feel like I would be a good fit for your project and/or company, feel free to start a conversation. Always open to new challenges and opportunities, especially in the following spaces:

  • Non-profit/social justice/equity and equality ⚖️
  • Any kind of food-related thing 👩🏻‍🍳
  • Empowering, sex(y) brands, preferably women-led 🍑
  • E-commerce strategy for health and beauty brands 💄
  • Initiatives that elevate Asian culture and artists 🧧
  • The Canadian government 🇨🇦
  • Any kind of food-related thing 👩🏻‍🍳
  • Empowering, sex(y) brands, preferably women-led 🍑
  • E-commerce strategy for beauty brands 💄
  • Initiatives that elevate Asian culture and artists 🧧
  • The Canadian government 🇨🇦

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina

© 2020 Gracelle Mesina