Karissa completed a degree in Spanish literature with the plan to teach English as a second language. However, web development side projects pushed her to become a technical design lead for Gap instead of working in a classroom. Before joining Getty Images as an online advertising pro, Karissa honed her product and design skills with the Walt Disney Group.
Karissa bounces between Development Team meetings and brainstorm sessions with the Sales Team—that variety brings her the opportunity to touch products through the entire lifecycle and shape the language used to introduce them to the market. Though she’s part of a globally dispersed team, Karissa loves collaborating on launches—especially the iStock plugin, which she oversaw from beginning to end.