Hi! I'm ivellisse.
I’m a curious and creative communications strategist on a mission to inform, influence, and inspire. I come alive when I exercise my craft and curiosity to positively impact the world.
Through my work at Ogilvy, Year Up, IDEO, Cone Communications, and as an independent consultant, I’ve had the opportunity of designing and executing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns for dozens of Fortune 500 brands, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs.
I'm an agency-trained marketing professional, a self-taught graphic designer, and an expert event planner. How can I help you make our world a brighter place?
Places I've Called Mi Casa
San Francisco • Boston • New Haven • Fort Lewis, WA • Puerto Rico • Germany
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
ENTJ (Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judgment)
StrengthsFinder Top Five
Responsibility • Adaptability • Intellection • Empathy • Input
What I Love to Geek About Over Café Con Leche
Creativity • Design Thinking • Equity & Inclusion • Sustainability • Behavior Science • Typography • Personal Power & Growth • Beautiful Design
the story behind bombilla
They say the best businesses solve personal problems. One too many burnouts forced me to reevaluate and redefine my career. Like a flip of a lightswitch, I knew it was time for me to build my own mission-driven business.
We’re all on this planet for a purpose. I’m grateful to pursue mine full-time.
What does bombilla mean?
I’m bilingual and first generation Puerto Rican. Bombilla - lightbulb in Spanish -- is the sound my brain makes when I arrive to big, bold, and
exciting marketing ideas. It's also symbolic of the potential we all have to make our world a brighter place. We all have a bombilla within us ready to be lit with purpose.
My Career At A Glance
I kickstarted my career in cause marketing and corporate social responsibility. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to counsel and collaborate with clients across sectors -- corporate, nonprofit, government.
I enjoy working with conscious companies, social entrepreneurs, creative side hustlers, and, generally, any human who comes alive problem-solving for social impact -- like me.