Hi, I'm Alley!

I am a...

Web Design Student | New Jerseyan | Digital Media Enthusiast

A Little About Alley

A photo of me.

Hi there, nice to meet you! I was born "Alexis," but please call me Alley.

My story begins as an inquisitive tween dreaming about digitally drawing and coloring like the masters on Deviantart. To my immense delight, I received a Wacom tablet for my fourteenth birthday, and have been toying with Adobe products and rudimentary web design ever since.

While I received my bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, my interest in computer art and web design never waivered. Here I am, now earning my master's degree in Mass Communications at the University of Florida, concentrating in Web Design and Online Communication. Talk about a career shift!

Yet, somehow it feels only natural..

Let's just say that before this program, I thought I had moderate proficiency in Adobe programs. Hint: I was wrong. There is so much more to the world of design than meets the eye, and I feel fortunate to be on this path. As the sun sets on my first semester, I look forward to learning even more in the next year of my program.

My best friend, Bowser.

Programs I have learned to use so far include Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop), Sublime, Cyberduck, XHTML and CSS, with some blogging on Wordpress.

When I'm not in class, working full-time, or doing homework, I love to simply spend time with my family and friends and take walks with my mutt, Bowser (that's the cutie on the left). A few of my favorite things include being outdoors, Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Portfolio Showcase

Below you can explore some examples of my work.

Adobe Photoshop

For extensive insight on my process for creating these images, check out my class blog here.

  • Dunkin Donuts holiday campaign.
  • Banner ads for Dunkin Donuts.
  • A mobile app design for Old Navy.
  • Moodboard for my portfolio website.
  • Wireframe for Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House.
  • An infographic.
  • A logo design for the fictitious company, Water Warriors.
  • An image inspired by Kirkland's 'Deal of the Day' for Halloween, 2015.
  • An infographic.

Adobe Illustrator

  • Four logo options for Campbell Photography.
  • A logo option for the Smithville Bakery.
  • A logo option for the Smithville Bakery.

Adobe InDesign

  • Stockton University Welcome Packet
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Info Packet

Contact Me

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