Hi! My name is Alison. I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University's College of Design. I majored in Graphic Design with a minor in Advertising.
I believe the best designs come from collaborating with designers and non-designers. Every project should be looked at as a way to create awareness. The people are what make the project. Design has the power to change the world. Design can inform. Design can empower. Design can make a difference in people's lives.
I have gained experience in the graphic design and branding field by working at Iroc Web Design Solutions in Calmar, IA and Letterwerks Sign City in Decorah, IA this past summer. Each employer has given me the opportunity to look at design from very different viewpoints. LetterWerks focused on mostly printed design in many different scales from a small poster to a large scale sign or vehicle wrap. I was introduced to a software called Flexi. Iroc allowed me to learn about digital design, specifically web design. I gained understanding of web coding and WordPress. Both businesses allowed me to work on building relationships with customers.
My time at ISU opened my eyes to many opportunities. I was inducted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars and served on the board of the National Society of Success and Leadership as the community service chair. These two societies have helped me create networks and work on my leadership skills.
Today I work for Iroc Web Design Services as their graphic designer and web designer.