Ali Spondello

  • Graphic Designer at Skinn Cosmetics
  • Huntington Beach, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Tieks by Gavrieli
  • Graphic Designer at Latitude Supply Co.

Education

Art Institute of Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science (BS), Graphic Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

I am a passionate designer who enjoys being challenged creatively. Working as part of a small team during my career has allowed me to be involved and exposed to all aspects of a project—from developing a campaign strategy, packaging, product photography, brochures and pamphlets, digital, trade show materials, as well as developing custom presentations that receive worldwide exposure. I take great pride in my range of artistic abilities and am resourceful in arriving at that final product.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    SKINN Cosmetics

    April 2014 – Present(5 years 6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    • Manage and prioritize multiple projects to ensure flawless delivery. • Conceptualize and create graphics for social media posts. • Create visual content for Television Shopping Networks in the US, Canada and EU. • Provide art direction and storyboards for on-air video support • Style, strategize and produce photography for various marketing campaigns. • Photograph immediate product images. • Design trade show collateral ranging from brand catalogues to booth decor. • Develop and deliver monthly marketing emails. • Work with packaging dielines from concept to final production.

  • Graphic Designer

    Tieks by Gavrieli

    October 2012 – April 2014(1 year 6 months)

    • Direct and design all social media content on all platforms. • Develop strategies and initiatives for social media content on all platforms. • Coordinate and style brand photo shoots. • Design and illustrate all print materials including: packaging, brochures, and pamphlets. • Work closely with the marketing team to develop strategies on fan and customer acquirement. • Accustomed to a fast paced environment with the ability to thrive under pressure and meet time sensitive deadlines.

  • Graphic Designer

    Latitude Supply Co.

    2011 – January 2014

    • Illustrate and design t-shirt graphics. • Design various advertisements for BLISSS Magazine. • Photograph, layout, and assemble line-sheets. • Design all social media content on all platforms.

  • Freelance Designer

    Anaheim Clinical Trials

    2012 – 2012

    Design promotional flyers and business cards.

  • Customer Service & Gym Maintenance

    Marriott Hotel

    2008 – 2010Aliso Viejo, CA

    • Client services coordinator for members and guests. • Managed and maintained the spa and elite fitness club.

Education

  • Art Institute of Los Angeles

    Bachelor of Science (BS), Graphic Design

    2010 – 2012

    Dean’s List / Honor Roll Recipient: 2010 – 2012 Best Of Quarter: Type1, Illustrative Concept Design, Type 4, Information Design

  • UCLA Extension

    Marketing Principles and Practices

    2015 – 2015

    Throughout this course I surveyed marketing methods, practices, and institutions from the perspectives of manufacturers, distributors, and consumers. I examined marketing concepts, functions, operations, and organizations of retail and wholesale enterprises; distribution channels; market research; advertising; marketing costs; pricing; cooperative marketing; marketing legislation and regulations; and trends.

  • Saddleback College

    English Language and Literature, General

    2008 – 2009

  • Arizona State University

    Dance

    2007 – 2008

    Regent’s Scholarship Recipient: 2006 – 2007 Dean’s List: 2006 – 2007

Skills & Expertise

  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Premiere
  • Concept Art
  • Flash
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Creative Direction
  • Poster Design
  • Concept Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Flyers
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Acrylic Painting
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • PowerPoint
  • Corporate Branding
  • InDesign
  • Oil Painting
  • Packaging
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Image Editing
  • Concept Development
  • Painting
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image Manipulation
  • Packaging Design
  • Typography
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Screen Printing