Ivellisse is an award-winning entrepreneur who brings a decade of experience in using marketing as a force for good—for brands of all sizes. From inside major creative agencies like IDEO and Ogilvy and beyond, Ivi has sharpened her creative skillset in public relations, media, design, marketing and communications all in the spirit for positive change. She's a speaker, poet and writer who’s been recognized and featured by ADCOLOR, Adweek, Time Magazine, The 3% Conference and the PR Club’s Bell Ringer Awards. In 2018, she stepped out as the visionary behind bombilla®, a branding & design agency for social change based in Oakland, CA. In nearly five years, this small & mighty team has served more than 60+ clients in the Bay Area and across the country with brand strategy, visual identity and graphic design. The client roster includes Google, CUNY-NYU Prevention Research Center, Azteca Negra, RUNWAY and so much more.
Bombilla (lightbulb in Puerto Rican Spanish) shines bright with its all women-of-color staff co-conspiringto make the world brighter. Ivellisse has served as a 2x judge for The Webbys and The American Advertising Awards-Fox River, taught small business branding for Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative and volunteers as a mentor for creatives of color. In her free time, you can find Ivellisse with her nose in a good book or on a plane to her next destination.Member Directory