Hi, I'm Alana!

Being a designer gives me the opportunity to follow my passion for learning by continuously discovering more about the world and others. I strive to create practical and thoughtful designs for everyday life. 

I received my BA in Art and Design from George Fox University and I'm currently living and designing in the Greater Seattle Area.

LOVES

skiing, the great outdoors, ice cream, and plenty of white space

StrengthsFinder 2.0

harmony, deliberative, empathy, developer, maximizer

 
 
 
 

design EXPERIENCE

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Contractor)

343 Industries (Microsoft)
September 2016 - Present

343 Industries is a video game studio that oversees the development of the Halo franchise.

  • Develops and produces digital and print materials to support Halo Championship Series
  • Designed on-screen graphics package for Halo World Championship 2017
  • Supports design projects across the studio for multiple teams
  • Designs executive presentations for internal and external audiences
 

Junior Graphic Designer

Carpool Agency
April 2016 - August 2016

Carpool is a boutique internal communications consulting agency that provides flexible development solutions and innovative strategy to small, medium, and large organizations.

  • Worked on UI for Facebook for Analytics for Apps marketing site (analytics.facebook.com). Work included illustration and animation
  • Worked on designs for organizations within Microsoft including Xbox, Worldwide Communities, Finance, and Customer First
  • Updated and created environmental graphics for Worldwide Communities booth at Microsoft's TechReady Conference
  • Worked with Premiere Pro and After Effects to create marketing and training videos
  • Other projects included: icon design, PowerPoint design, UI design on internal Sharepoint sites
 

Graphic Design Fellow

World Vision International
July 2015 - April 2016

  • Led development and creative direction for HungerFree's World Food Day 2015 campaign
  • Re-designed HungerFree.org website from a time-specific campaign site (launching soon)
  • Designed environmental graphics for the World Vision booth at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York
  • Developed social media content for World Vision US 30 Hour Famine Fundraiser
  • Led creative development of social media content for World Vision Canada's 40 Hour Famine
  • Created design collateral including infographics, graphics for social media, slide decks, and various print assets for World Vision US, Canada, and Kenya offices
 

Graphic Design Intern

Fidelitas Development
February 2015 - June 2015

  • Prepared advertising and promotional pieces for various clients
  • Designed a 22 page booklet for Intentional Churches
  • Contributed to logo development
 

Graphic Design Intern

Ashley Lippard Design
July 2014 - July 2015

  • Refreshed visual branding for Lange Estate Winery
  • Contributed to logo development
  • Created printed pieces for wineries (flight cards, tasting sheets, packaging)
  • Other projects included calendars, invitations and other promotional pieces
 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

George Fox University Spiritual Life Department
August 2013 - May 2014

  • Promoted weekly chapel services and all spiritual life events through original designs
  • Designed all chapel and spiritual life programming promotional material
  • Worked with printers to get all promotional material produced
  • Collaborated with chapel team to plan chapel events
 

software proficiency

Adobe Indesign cc

Adobe Indesign cc

Adobe Illustrator cc

Adobe Illustrator cc

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe After Effects cc

Adobe After Effects cc

  • Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Operating systems: Mac & Windows
 

Awards

 

 

outstanding art & design student

George Fox University
April 2015

First Place Design

George Fox University Student Art Show
March 2015

FIRST PLACE DESIGN
 

honorable mention for design

George Fox University Student Art Show
April 2014

EDUCATION

B.a. in Art & Design,
Concentration in Graphic Design

George Fox University, Newberg, OR
Graduated: May 2015
GPA:  3.9/4.0

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean's List (Spring 2012 - Spring 2015)
  • Spiritual Life Advisory Committee (Spring 2015)
  • Returnee Multicultural Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2013)
  • Student Leader with the Office of Spiritual Life (2013-2015)
  • Art Mentor for incoming freshmen (2014-2015)

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