About the Studio

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

HANS HOFMANN

Meet Alex.

Founder and designer of Piper Creative, Alex has been working in the graphic design industry for over 10 years. Originally starting in a small agency setting, Alex adapted quickly to juggling the demands of multiple clients and multitasking. Alex then made a shift in her career and accepted an in-house position after moving to Colorado, where she excelled to expand and push the creative confinements of one big brand and it's sub-brands. 2 promotions and 6 years later Alex decided to return to Virginia and venture out on her own. Piper Creative Studio was born. Alex is a single mother to a vibrant, medically complex 2-year-old, who keeps her on her toes and is the joy of her life. Alex loves anything outdoors with her daughter and dog, especially walking, hiking, swimming and skiing and has always had a passion for community, service, and photography.

Effective problem-solving in design requires a balance of strategy and spontaneity, intelligence and creativity.

MAGGIE MACNAB

EXPERIENCE

PRESENT
December 2017

Founded Piper Creative Studio

October 2017 - July 2017

Assistant Creative Manager

Bona US • Aurora, CO

  • Collaborate with Creative Services Manager to provide art direction and expertise on company driven high-level design projects.
  • Engage highly developed organizational and leadership skills to delegate work flow and manage employees in a dynamic corporate environment.
  • Supervise, engage and mentor junior design staff.
  • Delegate daily task assignments to the Graphic and Production Artists and provide direction, support and progressive discipline.
  • Clerical responsibilities include managing time-sheets and approving time-sheet related requests.
  • Oversee scope of department workload and conduct weekly work flow meetings.
  • Lead major design projects, such as new product launch, marketing campaigns, advertising and trade shows in addition to assisting Creative Services Manager.
  • Assume Creative Services Manager’s duties as needed.
  • Ensure projects are completed in accordance with the designated deadlines, quality specifications and established Brand Visual Identity (BVI).
October 2013 - October 2016

Senior Graphic Designer

Bona US • Aurora, CO

  • Supported central marketing of a global brand and applied extensive adobe creative suite experience to create a large volume of marketing materials, including brochures, advertisements, package design and promotional materials.
  • Maintained brand standards across varied internal and external channels within print and digital platforms.
  • Streamlined internal creative processes through hands-on art direction and the implementation of an internal work flow system.
  • Collaborated with internal company departments, including project and product management, product development and sales, to support new product launches and marketing campaigns.
  • Received promotion through demonstration of proven management skills, a driven proactive approach and overall superior design expertise.
October 2011 - October 2013

Graphic Designer

Bona US • Aurora, CO

  • Applied design skills to create marketing materials in an in-house, corporate agency setting.
  • Fulfilled role expectations within the overall corporate structure to achieve business initiatives and support the company brand.
  • Exercised creative integrity and maintained brand visual identity throughout assigned design projects.
  • Excelled in a demanding, fast-paced environment by applying skills in multi-tasking, prioritization and time management.
  • Received promotion through demonstration of leadership skills, attention to detail and design expertise.
December 2009 - June 2011

Graphic Designer

Howell Creative Group • Williamsburg, VA

  • Worked closely with the executive level department directors to deliver imaginative print, web and interactive designed material to a wide variety of clients.
  • Extensively involved in design projects throughout the lifecycle, from inception to printing and launch.
  • Thrived in a collaborative work environment between marketing and creative departments to both conceptualize and execute projects.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and high-level work ethic to exceed project expectations and achieve exceptional results.
  • Increased client return through high-quality design expertise and exceeding creative expectations.
May 2009

BFA in Visual Communication Design

Virginia Tech • Blacksburg, VA

January 2009 - May 2009

Layout Designer

The Collegiate Times • Blacksburg, VA

August 2007 - May 2008

Graphic Design Internship

Virginia Tech Public Relations and Publications • Blacksburg, VA

PRESENT

LEGEND

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • Square Space
  • Identity Design
  • Layout Design
  • Web Design
  • Digital Design
  • Social Media
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing

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