Who We Are

Hi there! We are a creative agency for beauty and lifestyle brands.




Float Design grew out of my solo design work. I found my happy niche in beauty and prestige brands and have been lucky enough to work with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.  

After a few years, I realized I was perpetually swamped and needed help. I spent a lot of time looking for a designer who loved beauty as much as I do and hired her, then another, then came a project manager and it's just continued to grow from there. In 2017, we've added to the team with social media and content marketing.

The basic core of who we are remains the same though. We love getting to know the stories behinds the brands, shaping the evolution of the industry and helping people express their vision through good creative direction.

It's been an organic evolution — I still believe in the power of building relationships and doing work that we genuinely care about. One day a client remarked in a relieved voice, “it's just so easy to work together” — so many clients first contact us stressed and frustrated (we've heard a lot of horror stories). However, I believe the creative process should be one of the most enjoyable aspects of building a business. I choose the name Float Design to reflect that sense of joy and possibility. 

We also feel strongly that business should be about giving back. Since women's causes are near and dear to our heart, we are proud to support Girls Not Brides, a global partnership committed to ending child marriage so girls can more freely strive for their full potential. 

If you could use our help, feel free to reach out! We love meeting new people. 



Our Values


We believe in providing high-quality creative and personal service to clients who see creative as an integral part of their growth.


Every day we feel lucky that we get to spend our time doing what we love. Nothing fires us up more than an equally passionate brand.


We relish creativity as a force that exists throughout a business. We see it as imagining a better solution and then trying to build it.


We thrive in low-drama, high-communication environments and we believe deeply in collaboration.


We enjoy long-term relationships and know that building a strong business is a marathon, not a sprint.


In a field famous for burnout, we believe balance not only makes us happier people but better creatives.

Meet The Team


Larissa Pickens
Owner and Creative Director

With over fifteen years of design experience in working with clients such as Conde Nast, Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein, Larissa set out with the dream to build a design agency team of top talent focused on beauty and lifestyle brands. 

Larissa earned her MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design and she can be spotted around the web at Huffington Post, Fast Company, Web Agency Podcast, Girls in Tech and more.

Account Manager

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Sarah has worked in a range of companies including advertising agency and tech start-up, giving her a deep understanding of client communication as well as digital and print creative.

Graphic Designer

Ashley studied design at SUNY New Paltz and earned her stripes working with clients such as Daily Candy and Calvin Klein. She loves beautiful typography, clean lines and organic farming. 

Design & Illustration

Kaela graduated from Cornish College of the Arts and has over eight years design experience working with clients ranging from Julep to Amazon. She's an amazing illustrator to boot.


UX & Visual Design

Jonelle is a graduate of SVA and has worked with Sephora and AOL, amongst others. She's got an eye for creating elegant, functional interfaces.



Digital Marketing Strategist

Janae is a graduate of University of Arizona and brings to the table a passion for beauty. She's worked through a wide range of roles and now has a strong command of search, PPC, geotargeting and remarketing, social media, digital and ecommerce marketing. She's worked with brands from Laura Geller and Erno Laszlo to Nest Fragrances.

Digital Marketing Strategist

Jenn is a graduate of Michigan State with over 10 years of marketing experience. She believes every brand has a story to tell and loves to develop successful strategies to help CPG businesses share their own through awesome content. She geeks out over marketing, spreadsheets and cheese.


Project Manager

Carolina is a graduate of Hunter College and our cool-headed project manager, who battles the creative chaos daily to keep us on-schedule and organized.


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Want to Join Us?

We’re always looking to build a great team — tell us what you love to do!