9 years experience

I love laughing, learning, listening, watching, creating, helping, cooking, organizing, and highly competitive volleyball.


Zooka Creative | San Jose, CA
Creative Director, 02/18-Present
Art Director, 01/15-02/18
Graphic Designer, 01/13-02/15

Oversees designers on a variety of design applications: Branding, Print, Packaging, Web, Motion Graphics, Environmental, Social Media, & Shopper Marketing; Assists with budget planning

Ali Marie Design | San Jose, CA
Owner, 01/13-Present

Strategy, Account & Project Management, Branding, Print, Packaging, Web, Motion Graphics, Environmental, Social, & Shopper Marketing

Affymetrics | Santa Clara, CA
Graphic Design Temp, 07/12-12/12

Designed assets across print & digital applications

San Jose State University | San Jose, CA
Student Graphic Designer, 02/11-12/12

Developed graphic standards & produced print & digital assets across various departments: Music, Dance, Theatre, TV, Radio, Animation, Illustration, Art, & Design

Watercourse Way Day Spa | Palo Alto, CA
Front Desk Shift Leader, 06/09-08/10

Booked appointments & managed staff

Trader Joe’s Grocery Store | Los Altos, CA
Sign Artist, 11/06-06/09

Produced hundreds of handmade product aisle signs & chalkboards

  • Strategic Design Thinker
  • Curious Problem Solver
  • Team Oriented Leader
  • Persuasive Communicator
  • Positive Motivator
  • BFA Graphic Design, 12/12
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • AA Graphic Design, 06/08
    De Anza College, Cupertino CA
Programs & Apps
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • XD
  • Sketch
  • Invision App
  • Zeplin
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Asana
  • Slack


Silver Indigo Award, 2018
Company: Ali Marie Design
Client/Project: SummitVine Branding

Bronze Indigo Award, 2018
Company: Ali Marie Design
Client/Project: SummitVine Packaging

Platinum AVA Digital Award, 2018
Company: Zooka Creative
Client/Project: Union City, CA Transit Animated Video

Platinum Hermes Award, 2017
Company: Zooka Creative
Client/Project: Union City Station District Branding

Gold MarCom Award, 2016
Company: Zooka Creative
Client/Project: City of Union City Rebranding

SJSU Dean Scholar Award, 2012
Student at San Jose State University

AIGA Enrichment Scholarship Nominee, 2012
1 of 3 students nominated by the faculty

SJSU Dean Search Committee, 2012
The student representative chosen by faculty to find the new dean for the department of Humanities & Arts

SJSU Volleyball D1 Athlete, 2008
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 Bro’s Hard Cider
  • Trader Joe’s
  • 20 Mule Team Borax
  • Combat Bugs
  • Dial Soap
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Loctite
  • Persil
  • Purex Laundry
  • Renuzit
  • Soft Scrub
  • Systane Eye Drops
  • Chameleon Like…
  • Eastwick
  • McCabe Precision
  • O’ccasions Events
  • San Jose State University
  • SaviNotes
  • Union City, CA
  • Women’s Startup Lab
  • Affymetrix
  • Embolyx
  • FreshBlood
  • Palo Alto Laser
  • Adobe
  • DVD.com
  • FountainJump
  • Linkedin
  • Pogoplug
  • Qorvo
  • Seagate
  • Siemens
  • SimpliSafe
  • TelyLabs

What They’re Saying

For years, our local city government communicated to the public with a heavy bureaucratic tone to it, whether that was through written language, talk or imagery. We made the call a couple years ago to transform our identity to something that was more community-centric and progressive. Ali and her Zooka Team did an incredible job taking us through several creative options to ultimately, land the perfect new brand logo for our city. Since then, we continue to work with Ali on creative projects. We have given her some very complicated projects, to which she has produced amazing results for us. Without a doubt, she has proven to be a very talented, detail-oriented and reliable professional.

Lauren SugayanUnion City Communications & Marketing Manager

Hamilton Families has worked with Ali as our primary designer for almost three years. First of all, she is a delight to work with: full of joy and very supportive of our mission and unique needs. Secondly, she is a fantastic professional: quick response time, fast turnaround on our projects, flexible as our needs change, and really listens to our feedback and puts it in action. Finally, she is an excellent designer: she supported us through a massive rebranding project and has designed all our collateral in alignment with our new brand manual. Our materials look fantastic and have a consistent feel. I couldn’t recommend Ali more highly!

Debbie WilberFormer Director of Development at Hamilton Families

In addition to being a very talented web and print designer, Ali is extremely reliable and easy to work with. Her personable nature allowed us to quickly become friends and work in harmony on a variety of websites, sweepstakes, print ads, POP displays, etc., which is also a testament to her versatility! Ali was constantly taking projects with little direction and running with them, thoughtfully thinking them through and setting them up for success. I owe a large portion of my achievements at Zooka to Ali’s dedication and I hope to work with her even after I move on from the company.

Christopher AtwaterAccount Executive at Smokeball

I would highly recommend Ali Hanshaw for any organization looking for a designer. Her work is brilliant and she is fast, professional, and such a pleasure to work with. She is always willing to take on new projects and consistently finds a way to create exactly what we are looking for. We don’t know what we would do without her!

Allison PrattFormer Senior Development Associate at Hamilton Families

Ali is a very talented and creative designer with an excellent work ethic. She has an outgoing and friendly personality which makes working with her fun. She can transform complex ideas into beautiful works of art and she has strong visual communication skills. I’m looking forward to working with Ali again in the future!

Steve MortensenFormer Associate Director of Creative Services at Affymetrix

Working with Ali is such a pleasant experience! She beautifully executes both specific and abstract creative direction, with patience and open communication with those less experienced with the graphic design world. Her designs are clean, consistent and communicate the tone and personality we had hoped for. Looking forward to working with her again!

Nicolle GameiroFormer Communications Consultant at Hamilton Families