Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, creative thinker and branding nerd.
Full time Communications & Design Manager by day and freelance (unpublished) beer critic and marketing designer by night.
My experience is well-rounded from event planning, PR, social media management and brand design to executive communications, video production, website building and employee engagement. However one thing has remained my focus and goal through the start-up years and into corporate work life – creative freedom & inspiration.
From logo design to brand standards – website assets and social posts. I work to create a cohesive & instantly recognizable brand.
Multi-channel internal and external communications including copy writing, video production, print projects, digital assets and more.
General creative work is where I thrive – taking an idea, a statement or an inspiration and turning it into a concise and meaningful design.
Large or small, bringing a project from idea to fruition (and the steps in between) is a skill. Trained in a classroom and on the job how to make things happen.
Self-taught designer with a formal education in communications & marketing
Co-Worker. Sister. Music Lover. Risk taker. Peloton addict. Dog mom. Desert dancer. Coffee consumption specialist. Sun worshiper. Wine lover. Over thinker. Human woman.
Communications & Brand Designer
California grown through and through – I’ve lived and traveled across all corners of the state. College took me up to San Francisco, where I wore flowers in my hair and learned the true meaning of acceptance. I also learned how to juggle 40+ hours of work a week with a full-time school workload (what’s a social life?) and not lose my sanity. Sanity is a relative term, after all. I dabbled in design for the first time up there as a marketing assistant in the Marina, which would later wind up shaping my career. SF will always hold a special place in my heart.
Work… and the crushing debt of student loans *nervous laughter* brought me back to SoCal where i’ve been able to grow into my own as an adult, become a true helicopter dog mother and expand my career farther than I thought I would be able to at 28.
Today I consider myself a well-rounded individual who will work my a** off when needed on a deadline – but also value the importance of work life balance and the necessity of a good team bonding happy hour. Living the millennial dream over here, one slice of avo-toast at a time.
7 solid years of cross industry and multi-role work experience
I graduated San Francisco State in 2013 with bachelor’s degree in Communications and an emphasis in Marketing. Fun fact: I started college as a creative writing major before realizing I might want to explore something more lucrative.
Since then I jumped around a few startups before settling into my current role, a company i’ve been with for +4.5 years.
BLND Public Relations ACCOUNT MANANGER Worked in a small boutique PR firm based in Hermosa Beach, CA on a wide variety of project needs. Client services included: press placement, event planning, social strategy & management, strategic partnerships, client acquitision and more
GUNPOWDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR Wore many hats as a creative director of a small startup in Venice Beach, CA. I worked here briefly but learned a lot in a 6 month span about business. Duties included graphic design, press placement, team management, website design, social strategy, etc.
Reyes Beverage Group GRAPHIC ARTIST
Reyes Beverage Group COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN SPECIALIST
Reyes Holdings COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN MANAGER
Interested in working together or just need some life advice? don’t be shy.
FULL NAME: Ali M. Perkins
BIRTHDAY: Jun 18, 1991 (Geminis 4ever)
LOCATION: The Promenade, Long Beach, CA HOMETOWN: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
PHONE: 909.518.4928 SOCIAL: ali_inwunderland