Holá! Hey! Hi! Hello!

Alejandra here, let’s get right to it, shall we? I’m a hybrid. A creative brain paired with technical skills and topped with a ginormous dollop of humanistic empathy. I’m fully aware of the fact that I am a “people pleaser” thus justifying my need for making every interaction with anyone a pleasant and productive one. I am in constant search of how to make things more simplistic while getting the most meat off the bone as efficiently as possible. One of my better qualities is my efficiency, it allows for no interest in taking the long route or wasting any binge-watching time. I’m all for bringing solutions, not problems, to the table. However, I do embrace the new opportunities to be innovative with a solution when problems do arise. Collaboration is a strong comfort zone for me, although I can stand on my own just fine. From time to time I can be a bit of a wordsmith but my visual communication and actions will always speak louder than anything I will ever write, even if I write it in ALL CAPS! 

I realize that up until now I haven’t mentioned what I do, well…I do a bit of this and a bit of that within the creative field. My educational background is with graphic design and my field background is in photography. With the combination of an understanding of the theories of design and theories of photography, I become a well-equipped team member that can create and produce. Communicating visually is what I do. My portfolio is inclusive of multimedia design, newsletters, web banners, digital and print advertisements, product photography, editorial photography, lifestyle photography, branding, and full magazine production (from beginning to end, not to leave out working directly with the printer to select the paper to also laying out and designing the full magazine as well as producing the content).

My personal interests can give you some insight into my personality. I absolutely adore my Miniature American Eskimo pup, Yeti (@thewyldyeti). If my life could be all about adventures with him I would be the luckiest chica in the universe. I love all things humor, my safety zone is humor. When I’m uncomfortable, scared, happy, excited, nervous, basically when I have any type of emotion I make a joke. Yup, sometimes they may be inappropriate, oops. As an almost Halloween baby, I enjoy all things horror, what I actually fear is heights! On a bad day, I enjoy cuddling up with a nice cup of Ibarra Hot Chocolate (made with milk, not water, let’s be clear) and watching a good thriller. (Insert thriller beat here.) As much as I love hanging out and decompressing on my super comfy couch directly across from my beloved T.V. I also take comfort and reenergize with the wonderful outdoors amongst the giant trees in the forest, the tremendous boulders in the desert, the frisky brisk water in the river from the melting snowcaps in late summer and the blankets of both sunshine and star-shine in the sky. 

In a nutshell, I work well with others, I enjoy being innovative, providing solutions is good for my being, creating an experience is exciting to me, visual communication is of major interest, and I’m a superstar in human relations. 

OH! Just a few more things that are very telling of me as an individual… I have a few favorite colors; Glitter, Rainbow, Galaxy, and Desert Sunset. I have fully embraced my glitter roots, although I have heard some people refer to them as “grays”. I’m a fan of Los Doyers (The LA Dodgers). Camping is my favorite activity and if I could be a Mermaid I would.