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Ali Gray
Hello! My name is Ali Gray, and I’m a designer currently residing in Portland, OR. I make things that not only look great, but solve problems, push creative boundaries and work in real world design.

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In May 2012, I received a degree in Media Arts: Integrated Digital Media from the University of Montana in Missoula. While my degree focused mostly on motion design and animation, I also have 3 years of experience working as a web and graphic designer both at the university and professional levels. If you’d like to learn more, please download my résumé.

Software Expertise

I have 8 years of experience using Adobe Creative Suite programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and After Effects. My proficiency and understanding of these programs is considerable. I also have basic and ever-improving experience writing Javascript and jQuery, and using the 3D programs Cinema 4D and Maya.

View my level of expertise with each of these programs in the graph below:
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Cinema 4D, Eclipse, Maya

Other Expertise

Other Expertise: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Concrete 5, Cascade CMS, photography, speaking Spanish, drawing, writing, JavaScript

HTML, CSS, WordPress, Concrete5, Cascase CMS, photography, speaking Spanish, drawing, writing, Java

I Have the Credentials

Education

  • Graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula in May 2012 with High Honors, a BA in Media Arts: Integrated Digital Media, and a minor in Spanish.
  • Took the following online Coursera courses:
    • Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps through the University of London (June – July 2013)
    • Introduction to Databases through Stanford University (March – April 2013)

Work Experience

Other Experience

  • Collaborative designer of The Bad Contraption, a public digital art installation.
  • The University of British Columbia: Rusalka: The Little Mermaid Story, an opera—set projection motion design videos
  • Sapore Restaurant and Bar: Brew & View and Wine by Moonlight event posters
  • The UM International Program website (which didn’t end up following my exact design…)
  • Wood N Art Design Custom Furniture by Frank Gruden website
  • Published in the 2012 Edition of UM’s Oval Magazine (charcoal drawing)

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I Prefer…

I Prefer...

I’m Interested In…

  • Skiing
  • Art, Photography & Design
  • Traveling
  • Camping & Hiking
  • Learning Processing or OpenFrameworks. (Or working for Pixar—who doesn’t?)
  • Drinking coffee or tea, especially while reading
  • Riding old bicycles
  • Eating good food & growing my own food
  • Animals, friends & family
  • All things natural, upcycled & environmental
  • Being happy
  • Harry Potter, Doctor Who & Wall-E

I’m available for freelance work, so contact me!

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