Elyssa Thorp and Diana Rayzman are the partners at event design and planning house Delysium Events in San Francisco.
Diana and Elyssa are the duo behind Delysium Events, one of the City’s hottest new events and marketing company. Combined, they have more than 20 years of event and marketing experience with companies like MTV and Miramax.
They’ve produced many hot, recent SF events including Parc 55 Hotel’s 55 Hour Party, TMobile’s Sidekick LX Launch, CB2 West Coast Launch, Ron Conway’s YouTube Live Afterparty, Vintage 415 New Year’s Eve and Halloween Parties and more.
In 2007, the two left their roles producing events at the plush Clift Hotel to launch Delysium with the goal of bringing a fresh, new perspective to events in San Francisco and beyond. In the two short years since they founded the company, Delysium Events has become one of the most well respected and in-demand event companies in San Francisco.
Delysium has produced events in San Francisco and LA for top brands including MTV Networks, SPIN Magazine, Bols Genever, Hines Real Estate, Crate & Barrel, Highgate Hotels, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Calvin Klein and more. Delysium bills itself as a creative team specializing in customized strategic events with breakthrough concepts. They produce events that accomplish their client’s business goals and positively impact their bottom line. With a focus on efficiency, the company prides itself on delivering more for less.
Delysium offers a comprehensive event solution, including brand strategy, ideation, event planning, environment design, location scouting, decor, catering, sponsorship packaging, PR, marketing, project management, and on-site execution.
Elyssa Thorp has worked extensively in all facets of event marketing and production, fundraising and public relations. While attending Columbia University in New York City, Elyssa broke into the business during an apprenticeship in the marketing department at CitySearch. Recognized for her talent, she was presented with an opportunity to work for Miramax’s Talk Magazine in Los Angeles. From Miramax’s Golden Globe and Oscar parties to film premieres and celebrity book launches, she tackled major Hollywood and industry events.
In 2001, Elyssa relocated to San Francisco and joined Winslow Events, where she helped produce large-scale projects such as Macy’s Passport, the Academy of Friends Oscar Gala, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Next, Elyssa was handpicked to join the Events Department at one of Morgans Hotel Group’s most lauded properties – the CLIFT. As Director of Events, she worked closely with a high-end corporate, non-profit and social clientele including Virgin, Nintendo, Myspace, Sephora, Louis Vuitton, MTV, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and many more.
Diana Rayzman is a founder and partner at Delysium. Diana’s career began in New York City in the special events department at Vanity Fair Magazine. At Vanity Fair, Diana organized high profile events such as the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, White House Press Correspondents Dinner and Nantucket Film Festival.
Diana next tackled event marketing at MTV in New York where she created and executed sponsorship and integrated marketing programs around major events, including the Xbox 360 Launch Event featuring The Killers. In 2004, she was appointed lead integration manager for the MTV Video Music Awards.
In 2007, Diana and her husband relocated to San Francisco and she joined the Events team at CLIFT. Working with individuals and corporate clients such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Activision, San Francisco Ballet and many others, Diana visualized, created and executed brand launches, press conferences, celebrity parties, media events, sales conferences and food & wine events.
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