I am thrilled you have decided to come explore with me! I’m Allison, and this is my creative sapce. I am a designer, typography fanatic, coffee enthusiast and travel junky. Most of all, I am someone who loves to make others happy. That is why I design.



I am a fourth year student at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo majoring in Graphic Communication with a concentration in Journalism, publishing and editing. I have been enamored with design for as long as I can remember. To this day, I anxiously wait for magazines to arrive in the mail. When they do I drop everything and pour over the content and layout wondering about the editor’s decision-making process for photo selection, story emphasis and space planning. My inspiration to become involved in this industry started a long time ago and now I am fortunate to be immersed in it.

In addition to graphic design, I also enjoy writing/online journalism, print design, and photography. I’m looking to launch a career in digital design and publishing.

If I’m not inside on my computer downloading fonts, you can find me at the beach with my dog, playing soccer, or drinking coffee while watching Friends.


Recipe Pages
Typography Design
Personal Identity
Personal Brand
Barastone Brochure
Barastone Brochure
Eblast Template
Eblast Template
Magazine Design
Magazine Design
Website Design
Website Design
Auxilium Logo
Logo Design



California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communication | Expected June 2016

Concentration: Journalism, Publishing and Editing

GPA: 3.88 | Dean’s List (11 Quarters), President’s List (3 years)

Lorenzo De Medici University, Florence, Italy

Study Abroad | Fall 2014

Work Experience

Creative Intern

W2O Group, San Francisco, CA | June – September 2015

» For Stryker Neurovascular: designed trade show poster and event materials, conceptualized and executed ad

campaigns for new products, designed email blast templates with new product brandings

» For Genentech: designed web banners for clinical study

» For Merck: created infographic, edited product information sheets

» For Various Clients: designed PowerPoint presentations

» For Tejava: assisted with design and execution of social media campaign.

» Intern Project: Served as creative lead for national group of W2O interns to create a social media

campaign pitch. Presented concepts and design to senior executives.


Barastone LLC., San Mateo, CA | August 2013 – Present

» Designed logo, brochures, promotional materials, ads, style guide and web design concept to establish and support

company’s brand.


Riviliy Inc., San Mateo, CA | December 2013 – present

» Created logo and backgrounder for new company.


Athena Study Abroad, Florence, Italy | Fall 2014

» Selected to write and produce a student blog representing Athena’s Florence program.

“I Can’t Believe It’s Gluten Free” | January 2015

» Personal blog launched in WordPress. Established a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Multimedia Journalism Project

Team Position: Director and Editor | Fall 2015

» Pitched story idea

» Conducted multiple interviews and background research

» Developed storyboards

» Compiled and edited story into a 5 minute long feature story

Marketing and Sales

Team Position: Concept | January 2015

» Developed innovative product to help company enter a new target market

» Interviewed client and conducted peer focus groups

» Wrote a marketing and business plan to launch the new product

» Pitched the producted to the company and did a mock sales presentation

Cal Poly Design & Dev Hackathon Participant

Team Position: Designer | April 2016

» Developed repsonsive website in 24 hours with a team of 3 designers and 1 developer

» Brainstormed inital concept designs, establishing overall look and feel

» Designed logo, homepage and interior pages

Typography Design

GrC 218 & GrC 322, Advanced Digital Typography | January 2016

» Designed personal identity, including business cards, letter head and resume

» Designed a typographic monograph inspired by the font VOGA

» Designed recipe book pages for a recipe using my own photography

Leadership Involvement

Cal Poly ASI

Executive Staff Memeber | January 2012 – December 2013

Cal Poly Orientation

Week of Welcome Leader | Fall 2013

Cal Poly Intramural Sports

Team maanger and player | September 2012 – present

Computer Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop


Microsoft Office


Socail Media





Graphic Design

Web Design



I am currently seeking a full time job opportunity starting in Summer or Fall 2016. I look forward to connecting with you!

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