I’m a full-time comic shop retailer with a passion for pre-press design, freelance, websites, and - of course - comics! Please take a look around if you’re interested in learning more and don’t hesitate to use the site’s contact form if you’d like to ask a question or request a job quote.
- Custom WordPress Themes
- Webcomic Sites
Web Design & Programming
- Logo Design
- Comic Finishing Services
- Business Cards
- Book Layout & Design
Along with freelance web and graphic design, I’ve also written for a number of print and digital publications. Learn more…
|My name is Lissa Pattillo and I have a passion for web, print and comics. I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada with a full-time sales associate position at Strange Adventures. I provide my web and design services on a commission basis to a variety of freelance clients.
My clients have included artists, authors, new business owners, publishers, non-profit organizations, stores, medical professionals and more. I love working with a diverse market and enjoy the challenges and new experiences that come with each.
My primary goal is for clients to feel they’ve had a positive and personal experience and receive a final product they’re both happy and comfortable with. I believe in communication, speed and a personal touch that goes beyond what many web and graphic design companies can offer.
Some of my clients have included:
Award winning cartoonists, Faith Erin Hicks and Dave Roman
Portfolio :: Website Creation
Are you a comics’ creator looking to publish or promote your work online?
I have years of experience creating customized and easy to update websites for web comics, artists' portfolios and online shops.
We can work together to design a logo and branding that suits your business or organization!Learn more...
Portfolio :: Graphic Design
Logos are an important part of any business or published work. I work with clients to create logos and graphics they feel well represents their project, and provides the template for which to base their brand. I've been commissioned by companies and individuals to launch or rebrand their projects, as well as provide recreations of existing material in vector formats.
Featured here are examples of book covers I've created for print and digital publication.My work on books has included cover designs, interior layouts and press preparations for comics, prose and non-fiction.
CBLDF presents MANGA © Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Dark Horse
Off*Beat (Vol. 01) © Jen Lee Quick, Chromatic Press
Off*Beat (Vol. 02) © Jen Lee Quick, Chromatic Press
The Blueprint of Permanent Weight Loss © Chris Kallevag
DESKTOP PUBLISHING (STAPLES CANADA)
- Business Cards
- Photo Restoration
- Document Typesetting
Along with my freelance work, I spent four years as a full-time desktop publisher for Staples Canada. Our customers were businesses and professionals looking for fast and high-quality turnaround. I created dozens of new business card designs a week and oversaw the creation of all my work from start to finish - from the client's brain to the packaged boxes. Along with creating new business card designs, I recreated business cards based on provided scans and hardcopies. By making high-quality versions of existing material, clients were able to have new copies printed in the absense of their original files. I also designed business cards and promotional material for use by Staples Canada in its Atlantic Canadian locations. NOTE: Due to the nature of my job, I am not permitted to publicly share examples of the work I created for Staples Canada.
Along with graphics and print design, I also design and build websites for a variety of clients. I build websites that you can easily update on your own, or we can work out an update schedule together. Learn more...
Portfolio :: Illustration
ARTWORKArtwork is primarily a hobby but has always played an important role in my professional and creative work. I continue to do illustrations on commission but usually just do it because it's fun!
COMIC FINISHINGComics are a passion of mine and I love working with artists to help bring them together. I've done flat-colours for multiple graphic novels, provided lettering for short comic projects and coloured individual pieces of artwork.
Graphic designer by day, web designer by night! I love what I do and I aim for all my clients to feel the same. Learn more...
Portfolio :: Writing
I have been working as a paid freelance writer since 2010 for both print and digital publications. My primary focus is on reviews which have included both long and short form styles on products including graphic novels, animated movies and websites.
I am the editor and lead contributor of Kuriousity, a website dedicated to news and reviews about Japanese comics and its' related media & industry. The site has been live and updated on a regular basis since July 2007.
Along with editorial writing, I drafted formal press releases, contributed web content and monitored social media sites for the non-profit organization, Society for Atlantic Fan Cultures. It's leading event, Animaritime, is the premiere convention of its kind in Eastern Canada.
How much do sites and graphics cost? Projects are quoted on a case-by-case basis based on the work involved, the time required to completion and the final intended use.