PROJECTS CREATED DURING UNIVERSITY
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Hello, I am Alana, a designer who loves to create with purpose and beauty. My passions specifically lie in advertising, illustration, photography, and I have a love for both digital and print design.
Design to me feels natural and exciting, thus I strive to work in a fast paced and creative environment that cultivates and nourishes ideas into wonderful and meaningful designs.
2013 HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 90+ ATAR
I achieved an ATAR of 90.50
Placed first at my high school in General Mathematics and Visual Arts
2013 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
I received a scholarship for academic excellence to attend the University of Newcastle
2014-16 HONOUR ROLL
I was placed on the university honour roll for my academic achievements
2016 BACHELOR OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN
I graduated from the University of Newcastle with Distinction
2017 AGENCY GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD
While working at Spinfluence the agency won a graphic design award for a project I worked on in collaboration with the team
2017 HUBSPOT MARKETING CERTIFICATES
Including Inbound Marketing, Marketing Software, Growth Driven Design and Content Marketing Certificates
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
MICROSITE OFFICE SUITE
2015 URTH ENERGY - GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
I completed an internship of 10 weeks at Urth energy during which I created and adjusted the company’s flyers, graphics, website design and posters.
2016 HEADMARK DESIGN AGENCY - GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
I completed a 2 week full time internship at Headmark, a design agency in Sydney. Whilst there I created designs for their social media including info-graphics, typographic pieces, print advertisements.
2016 MARY MAC’S PLACE - GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
I was a volunteer design intern at Mary Mac’s place for 6 weeks part time, as it is an organisation that provides facilities for the homeless and disadvantaged.
2017-2018 SPINFLUENCE - JUNIOR CREATIVE
As a junior creative at Spinfluence I created designs in multiple forms, such as; website pages (e.g. landing pages, blog design), social media ads, online ads, EDMs, infographics, e-guides, illustrations, animations, flyers and information booklets. The website pages I was involved in I saw them through the design stage, implementation stage, then the testing stage to identify and notify the developers of any bugs.
2018-Current APPARENT - MID-WEIGHT DESIGNER
As a mid-weight designer at apparent I work on projects for well known multinational companies. My duties usually involve website design, and many forms of digital design e.g. designs for social media, display ads, event signage, documentation, simple animaton and presentation design, with a small amount of print work.