was born and raised in the booming metropolis of Ottawa Kansas before scarpering off to the nearby University of Kansas to study graphic design. She graduated in 2011 with two degrees, a fair amount of debt, and dreams of success and notoriety.

Today Alyissa lives in Kansas City as a designer, a self-taught handlettering artist, and occasional teacher. She shacks up with her enthusiastic but remarkably timid guinea pigs Jasper + Ollie, maintaining a kitchen full of gadgets she rarely uses. On the weekends you may find her at a local craft fair, selling prints and tapestries of her work with a wry smile. She’s not quite notorious yet, but she’s working on it.