“I tried to hire Alison a few years back and didn’t get her. We knew she was talented, so a year later, we tried again. She proved to be worth the wait. A buoyant personality and eager disposition are complimented by a gifted sense of design. Alison’s work never failed to surprise me – able to deliver the "fastball” but always delivering some completely unexpected and delightful solutions as well – all supported by a considered perspective. She loves design, and that comes through loud and clear in the work she creates."
- John McDermott, Creative Director • The Bounce Agency
“My photo assistant and I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Alison on the South Carolina Tourism print ad campaign and we jump at the opportunity to work with her again! She has a great sense of design and added a valuable perspective for a more contemporary and relevant look to the final layouts. She has the ability to connect very well with the talent – and the production crew – making the shoots more efficient and pleasant. Top qualities: Bright, Creative, Contemporary, Instantly likeable.”
- Michael DeYoung, Photographer • The Bounce Agency
“Alison was an absolute joy to work with. Her bubbly personality and kind demeanor make it easy to talk with her about whatever project we were working on. Not only that, I could always count on her to get something done right in a timely fashion. Alison has great design sense. I was always impressed with her work, especially logo-design. Basically, Alison makes everything easy and I’d love to work with her again in the future.”
- Logan Jenkins, Developer • The Bounce Agency
“I was lucky enough to work with Alison for two periods: first, while she was a design intern at my company while in college and then again, as our graphic designer once she graduated. I have no problem recommending Alison for any professional creative design job. She’s highly creative, competent, responsible and self-sufficient, and I’ve always been continually impressed with the impact she’s had on both the company I ran and my own creative efforts.”
- Ben Woodward, Creative Director • Springboard Eydo
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Adobe Creative Suite
Charlestson, SC · August 2012 – Present
At TRIO I work individually or in team throughout the creative process to establish and maintain conceptual and stylistic direction for a wide variety of clients. These projects include brand and identity materials, multi-page publications, posters, websites, digital media and more.
Advertising Transition Team | SCPRT
Graphic Designer | Junior Art Director
Greenville, SC · February 2012 – July 2012
I was hired directly by SCPRT to carry out the 2012 media plan with a transitional team. Here, I continued to serve as art director for the 2012 leisure campaign. This involved maintaining conceptual and stylistic direction for both print and digital campaigns.
The Bounce Agency
Greenville, SC · November 2010 – February 2012
At The Bounce Agency, I was able to work individually or in team, throughout the creative process to establish and maintain conceptual and stylistic direction for my clients. These projects included brand and identity materials, storyboards, printed pieces, websites, TV spots, digital media components and more. I served as the art director for the 2012 leisure campaign for South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism, working hand-in-hand with a team from brainstorming to designing the final layouts. My team included creative directors, fellow designers, professional photographers, stylist, models and producers.
Raleigh, NC · October 2009 – November 2010
At Springboard Eydo, I worked individually, or with my creative director throughout the creative process. I was able to focus my attention on brand and identity materials,storyboards, multi-page publications, posters, websites and digital
media for a wide variety of clients. Some of my clients included The Salvation Army, North Carolina Department of Transportation and many more.
Alison Best Graphic Design
Freelance Graphic Designer
August 2009 – Present
I work with clients to create a design aesthetic that is hand-crafted to their specific needs and desires.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)
Graphic Design Intern, Publications Department
Auburn, AL · August 2008 – July 2009
Working closely with an editor, I designed layouts, set typographic styles, chose photographs and made edits to various in-house multi-page publications.
Springboard Design Group
Apex, NC · May 2007 – August 2007
While working closely with my creative director, I was able to visually solve problems for clients. My projects included identity work, stationery suites, printed materials and more.
Institut Catholique de Paris
Paris, France · 2009 – 2009
BFA, Graphic Design
Auburn, AL · 2005 – 2009
|2008||Stationery Suite Design Award, AIGA Mississippi State Juried Exhibition 2008|
|2008||Poster Design Award, AIGA Mississippi State Juried Exhibition 2008|
|2007||Poster Design Award, Auburn University Juried Exhibition 2007|
|2005-2008||Dean's List, Auburn University
Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude