Alison believes design has the power to change the world, and is happy to use that power for good in her role of Creative Director for The Core Collaborative learning network. Before joining the team, she was lead designer at a prominent Denver design studio, working directly with the Creative Director on branding, packaging, print and web design. Concurrently, she maintained a personal client base of small business owners and not-for-profit organizations, working on brand development, marketing collateral, social media graphics and web design.
Alison had a few other careers before becoming a graphic designer. She worked in volunteer management at the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, Texas and for the Denver Botanic Gardens Annual Pumpkin Festival. She taught K-6 art and Music for 6 years in the Denver Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in electronic music composition and an undergraduate degree in classical piano performance, a degree put to use once per week in a friend's basement playing covers of 80's music.
Alison lives in Denver with her husband, Tony and their adopted Border Collie, Murphy. Alison serves as Alliance Chair on the board of AIGA Colorado, the Professional Organization for Design.