About Me

Creative problem solver.
Plant whisperer.
Perfecting her pour over.

My name is Nerissa Monton. I’ve spent the last decade immersed in designing responsive web and mobile app experiences for Under Armour, Amtrak, The Food and Drug Administration, and The Department of Defense.

Adventures of My Design Career


AIGA DC SHINE Mentorship

Mentored under Ashleigh Axios, the former Creative Director of the White House, international speaker, and full-time design Wonder Woman.

DC Design Week with Debbie Millman

I'm a total nerd over Debbie Millman's Design Matters podcast. It was an amazing opportunity to speak with her about her experiences.


Giant Thinking with Ram Castillo 

I met award-winning Design Director, author, blogger, top-ranking podcaster and international Speaker, Ram Castillo when I was just a senior in college. We reunited years later at the 2016 AIGA Design Conference in Las Vegas!

Designing for George Tekei

While an intern, I met George Tekei spoke at FedTalks, the largest annual gathering of the top 1,000 tech and government leaders exploring ways tech and people can improve government communities. Meeting his husband, Brad Tekai was an added bonus!


Sid Meier is the Sweetest Man

My partner is a game designer and we both had the opportunity to hear listen to industry legend, Sid Meier of Sid Meier's Civilization, reflect on his career and heed his advice for young creatives.

Currently Reading

Why We Sleep
by Matthew Walker

Currently Streaming


Currently Brewing

Finca La Concepcion, Colombia
from Three Ships Coffee

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