Ali has been designing for over 10 years

She’s currently a Marketing Brand Designer at Cisco Meraki while running her own design shop. She has worked in many areas and her experiences have shaped her into a well-rounded, thoughtful designer.

Experience

Cisco Meraki | San Francisco, CA

Marketing Brand Designer, 03/20–Present

  • Working on a company brand refresh through digital and printed collateral and materials
  • Presents work to key stakeholders and executive teams

eBay | San Jose, CA

Visual Designer, 11/19–01/20

  • Collaborated with copywriters and project leads to design high-quality website creative that increases daily product sales and click-through rates
  • Used Adobe Photoshop to retouch product photography and create layouts to tell cohesive stories throughout each asset on the home page
  • Presented weekly work to key stakeholders and executive teams

Zooka Creative | San Jose, CA

Creative Director, 02/18–Present
Art Director, 01/15–02/18
Visual Designer, 01/13–02/15

  • Inspired a team of designers and writers to strategically tackle every project with a human-centered approach
  • Worked closely with cross-functional teams to solve complex problems and ensured that work meets all brand objectives
  • Led presentations with executive clients and internal agency leadership
  • Assisted with client proposals, work breakdown structures, timelines, and creative briefs
  • Developed internal processes to improve efficiency and streamline company workflows

Ali Marie Design | San Jose, CA

Owner, 01/13–Present

  • Owns the entire creative process through to meticulous completion
  • Provides well-thought-out and strategic design plans that help clients achieve their goals
  • Develops long-lasting and trusted relationships with a wide range of clients

Affymetrics | Santa Clara, CA

Graphic Design Temp, 07/12–12/12

  • Designed white papers, digital assets, and printed promotional materials
  • Assisted in the development of the new company identity

San Jose State University | San Jose, CA

Student Graphic Designer, 02/11–12/12

  • Developed graphic standards and designed print and digital assets across nine departments within the College of Humanities and the Arts: Music, Dance, Theatre, TV, Radio, Animation, Illustration, Art, and Design

Trader Joe’s Grocery Store | Los Altos, CA

Graphic Artist, 11/06–06/09

  • Designed and fabricated thousands of product signs and end cap displays
  • Streamlined a more replicable system that decreased time and increased productivity
  • Fostered a creative culture and inspired customers to become store loyalists

Programs & Apps

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • XD
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Invision App
  • Zeplin
  • WordPress
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Asana
  • Slack
  • WCAG

Characteristics

  • Strategic Design Thinker
  • Curious Problem Solver
  • Empathetic
  • Active Listener
  • Passionate Leader
  • Persuasive Communicator
  • Positive Motivator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Quick Learner

Education

BFA Graphic Design, 12/12

  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

AA Graphic Design, 06/08

  • De Anza College, Cupertino CA

Personal

When I’m not at work, you can find me on the volleyball court or crafting something with my hands.

Accomplishments

Silver Indigo Award

  • 2018 Ali Marie Design
  • SummitVine Branding

Bronze Indigo Award

  • 2018 Ali Marie Design
  • SummitVine Packaging

Platinum AVA Digital Award

  • 2018 Zooka Creative
  • UC Transit Animated Video

Platinum Hermes Award

  • 2017 Zooka Creative
  • UC Station District Branding

Gold MarCom Award

  • 2016 Zooka Creative
  • Union City Rebranding

AIGA Enrichment Scholarship Nominee

  • 2012 SJSU
  • 1 of 3 students nominated by the faculty

SJSU Dean Search Committee

  • 2012 SJSU
  • The student representative chosen by the faculty to serve on the Dean Search Committee for the College of Humanities and the Arts

D1 Volleyball Athlete

  • 2008 SJSU
  • Recruited from De Anza College

Client Experience

Non Profits

  • Hamilton Families
  • Opera Paralélle
  • Resound Ensemble
  • Triumphant Women
  • YMCA

Food & Beverage

  • Jimmy Dean Sausage
  • Oberto Beef Jerky
  • SummitVine
  • The Town Kitchen
  • Thomas Brother’s Hard Cider
  • Trader Joe’s

CPG

  • Borax
  • Combat Bugs
  • Dial Soap
  • Henkel
  • Loctite
  • Persil
  • Purex
  • Renuzit
  • Soft Scrub
  • Systane

Other

  • Chameleon Like…
  • Eastwick
  • McCabe Precision
  • MMANC
  • O’ccasions Events
  • SJSU
  • SaviNotes
  • Union City, CA
  • Women’s Startup Lab

Medical

  • Affymetrix
  • Embolyx
  • FreshBlood
  • Palo Alto Laser

Tech

  • Adobe
  • Cisco Meraki
  • DVD.com
  • eBay
  • Linkedin
  • Pogoplug
  • Qorvo
  • Seagate
  • Siemens
  • SimpliSafe
  • TelyLabs

“Ali’s work is brilliant & professional. She is such a pleasure to work with.

–Allison Pratt, Former Senior Development Associate at Hamilton Families

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