My goal is to be the design ‘problem solver’ to help you out in most any situation. I can help shape the future of design with your company. I want to help build something fun and great that we can all be proud of. I love to give the work I’m doing personality and excitement, and I love to see it out in the world performing it’s function and helping people.
July 2017 - July 2018
At mackenzie, I oversaw the graphic services department, ensuring highest quality large format production by the print and install team I managed. I designed and developed the mackenzie brand as it evolved. Additionally, I dealt directly with clients to design digital and physical experiences to fit their brand stories.
July 2012 - January 2017
With Purch, I advanced to senior-level design and creative role for collection of websites: Top Ten Reviews, Space.com, Purch Marketplace, and more. I led a team to create great creative work. We created striking designs for print material, posters, logos, infographics, social media, email graphics, and web page ads and layouts. Some of my achievements include driving the evolution of brands; optimizing webpages and designs to increase traffic, views, and click-through rates; and establishing brand guidelines.
April 2009 - July 2012
Using my expertise with Adobe Creative Suite, I created and produced fresh original designs for brochures, invitations, business cards, posters, books, and other printed materials. By working together with press operators, we raised efficiencies and reduced the costs of printed pieces. Also, I minimized rework by creating design solutions than earned quick approval.
August 2008 - April 2009
As a member of the university’s Communications department, I created and generated a wide array of graphic designs for both print and new media campaigns. Working together with design team members, we delivered a multitude of design for different purposes, including brochures, ads, banners, event graphics, and Flash animations for university’s homepage.
Alan is one of the hardest working, most reliable designers I have ever worked with. Alan was my right hand man for over 3 years and as a team lead worked tirelessly to keep requests in order and moving smoothly. Alan always keeps himself informed and educated making his already great eye for design even better on a daily basis. Alan's work ethic, sense of humor, and talent truly qualify him in this industry.
Alan is a fantastic designer, coworker, and leader. I worked as a fellow team lead with Alan for three years at Purch. Alan was organized and willing to help out and pitch in whenever needed. Alan is a talented illustrator and designer and knows how to communicate with stakeholders and designers alike. I found that I could always rely on Alan to make sure work was completed both on time and up to spec.
Alan is exceptional at always challenging himself. He holds his designs to a high standard and it shows in his work. He's great at sharing his wealth of knowledge, but he's also always eager to learn. He is easy to work with and adds a fun element to the groups he's involved in. Alan's insight and experience would make a great addition to any design team or project.
Alan an amazingly talented graphic/web/ux designer whose dedication and work ethic to his skill and craft is incredible. His determination towards the work he does to not just finish jobs in a timely manner, but to do them at the highest level and with professional results is amazing. Alan is also a great person to work with, he is an amazing team member and is always one to give great advice and or make you laugh. I would recommend him as an exceptional designer, illustrator, artist, team member and friend.
As you can see, I've got lots of skills and lots of ideas. We should work together; send me a message and let me know what you're building.