over 10 years experience

She is currently a Marketing Brand Designer at Cisco Meraki while running her own design shop. She has worked in many areas of design and her experiences have shaped her into a well-rounded, thoughtful designer.

Ali is a top-notch visual designer, creative problem solver, and leader.

Tara Montgomery

Former Account Manager at Zooka Creative

Experience

Cisco Meraki
San Francisco, CA

Marketing Brand Designer

03/20–Present

Working on a company brand refresh through digital and printed collateral and materials

Presents work to key stakeholders and executive teams

eBay
San Jose, CA

Visual Designer

11/19–01/20

Collaborated with copywriters and project leads to design high-quality website creative that increases daily product sales and click-through rates

Used Adobe Photoshop to retouch product photography and create layouts to tell cohesive stories throughout each asset on the home page

Presented weekly work to key stakeholders and executive teams

Ali Marie Design
San Jose, CA

Owner

01/13–Present

Owns the entire creative process through to meticulous completion

Provides well-thought-out and strategic design plans that help clients achieve their goals

Develops long-lasting and trusted relationships with a wide range of clients

Zooka Creative
San Jose, CA

Creative Director

02/18–11/19

Art Director

01/15–02/18

Visual Designer

01/13–02/15

Inspired a team of designers and writers to strategically tackle every project with a human-centered approach

Worked closely with cross-functional teams to solve complex problems and ensured that work meets all brand objectives

Led presentations with executive clients and internal agency leadership

Assisted with client proposals, work breakdown structures, timelines, and creative briefs

Developed internal processes to improve efficiency and streamline company workflows

Affymetrics
Santa Clara, CA

Graphic Design Temp

07/12–12/12

Designed white papers, digital assets, and printed promotional materials

Assisted in the development of the new company identity

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Student Graphic Designer

02/11–12/12

Developed graphic standards and designed print and digital assets across nine departments within the College of Humanities and the Arts: Music, Dance, Theatre, TV, Radio, Animation, Illustration, Art, and Design

Education

BFA Graphic Design
12/12

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

AA Graphic Design
06/08

De Anza College, Cupertino CA

Programs & Apps

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effects

Adobe XD

Sketch

Figma

Invision App

Webflow

WordPress

Zeplin

Google Suite

Microsoft Office

Asana

Slack

WCAG

Characteristics

Strategic Design Thinker

Curious Problem Solver

Empathetic Listener

Passionate Leader

Persuasive Communicator

Positive Motivator

Detail Oriented

Flexible Worker

Quick Learner

Personal

When she's not at work, you can find Ali on the volleyball court or crafting something with my hands.

accomplishments

Silver Indigo Award
2018

Ali Marie Design - SummitVine Branding

Bronze Indigo Award
2018

Ali Marie Design - SummitVine Packaging

Platinum AVA Digital Award
2018

Zooka Creative - UC Transit Animated Video

Platinum Hermes Award
2017

Zooka Creative - UC Station District Branding

Gold MarCom Award
2016

Zooka Creative - Union City Rebranding

AIGA Enrichment Scholarship Nominee
2012

SJSU - 1 of 3 students nominated by the faculty

SJSU Dean Search Committee
2012

SJSU - The student representative chosen by the faculty to serve on the Dean Search Committee for the College of Humanities and the Arts

D1 Volleyball Athlete
2008

SJSU - Recruited from De Anza College

Client experience

CPG

Borax

Combat Bugs

Dial Soap

Henkel

Purex

Renuzit

Soft Scrub

Food & Beverage

Jimmy Dean Sausage

Oberto Beef Jerky

SummitVine

The Town Kitchen

Thomas Bro’s Hard Cider

Trader Joe’s

Medical

Affymetrix

Embolyx

FreshBlood

Palo Alto Laser

Non-Profits

Hamilton Families

Opera Paralélle

Resound Ensemble

Triumphant Women

YMCA

Other

Chameleon Like…

Eastwick

McCabe Precision

MMANC

SJSU

SaviNotes

Union City, CA

Tech

Adobe

Cisco Meraki

DVD.com

eBay

Linkedin

Seagate

SimpliSafe

Ali’s work is brilliant & professional. She is such a pleasure to work with.

Allison Pratt

Former Senior Development Associate at Hamilton Families