Ali has been designing for over 10 years.

She is currently the Creative Director at a marketing agency 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

Zooka Creative | San Jose, CA

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

  • Inspires a team of designers and writers to tackle every project strategically with a user-centered approach
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams to solve complex problems and ensures that work meets all brand objectives
  • Leads presentations with executive clients and with internal agency leadership
  • Assists with client proposals, work breakdown structures, timelines, and creative briefs
  • Develops 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
  • Invision App
  • Zeplin
  • WordPress
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Asana
  • Slack

Characteristics

  • Strategic Design Thinker
  • Curious Problem Solver
  • Team-Oriented Leader
  • Persuasive Communicator
  • Positive Motivator

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 she’s not designing or making something with her hands, Ali is playing competitive volleyball, jamming out to reggae, meal prepping, or watching The Office on repeat.

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
  • DVD.com
  • 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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