Hello, my name is Allison and I am an artist.

For the past 5 years I have worked to become a graphic designer, but I have always been an artist. My transition from fine artist to graphic designer began my freshman year of college. Since then I have worked tirelessly to work like a designer, talk like a designer, and think like a designer. After many years of studying alongside my professors and working with the most amazing marketing manager in the world, I have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of print design and advertising.

I began at the age of 7 taking studio painting and drawing classes. I loved to draw and paint, and became extremely skilled in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils, and charcoal mediums. I continued to create art all throughout my younger days and into my high school years. I was convinced that I could never build a successful career in art, until a very inspirational high school art teacher convinced me I could. She kept telling me I could make it, and majoring in art was something I should seriously consider.

I entered San Diego State University with a goal to major in Fine Arts. After a few studio classes I realized that my passion for the fine arts was something I could pursue on the side, and not exactly something that employers were looking to hire for a full-time position. I decided to take classes in graphic design with no prior experience in the major programs the industry demands. Now I am highly skilled in the computer programs used to design.

I currently work as a design intern at a civil engineering firm. I am the only person at the company who designs, so my title is more of a graphic designer with a pending degree. I work with a marketing team to make our company look as professional as it possibly can. I mainly create print designs, but have also worked to produce computer advertisements, PowerPoint presentations, and E-Blasts. In addition to working for my company, I take comissions for print designs and fine art works to broaden my artistic knowlege and give me further experience in working in different environments with diverse clients and client needs.

Over 16 years experience in fine art: drawing, painting.
Over 2 years experience working in the field as a graphic designer.

Skilled and very familiar with the following computer programs: