MY NAME IS ALEXI (NOT ALEXIS) AND HERE'S THE SHORT VERSION OF WHO I AM...
I'M A DESIGN-AHOLIC, INSTAGRAM JUNKIE, WANNABE BLOGGER, NOVICE LETTERER, MASTER DIY-ER, EXPERT CHIP-SNACKER, PRETEND TRAVELER, SEMI-OUTDOORS-(WO)MAN, FOOTBALL SUPPORTER, CHURCH-GOIN' PERSON, SELF-PROCLAIMED FOODIE, DOMESTIC-LOVIN', & HUGELY MOTIVATED CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER & WEB DESIGNER.
NICE TO MEET YOU!
TOP 3 REASONS TO HIRE ME
I have a huge passion for all things design. This is why I do freelance on top of my full-time job as a graphic/product/UX designer; I clearly just can't get enough!
I've completed over 100 projects during my freelance career of three years, and I've gotten a little bit better with each project.
Part of why I love design is because it is a form of visual communication. I design with typography, imagery, icons & layouts to express a clear message.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? RANDOM FACTS:
DO IT YOURSELF
I’m really into DIY projects these days, and have done some amazing collaborations with Home Depot!
I just "backpacked" through Puerto Rico, and it was life-changing. Read more here.
My small collection of succulents must go along with my obsession for hot weather.
GET IN MY BELLY
Can we just talk about how incredible pizza is? The Viola at Pizzeria Limone is a dream.
I have at least 5 to-do lists at a time, but everyone does that, right?
I love to visit new places, have a suggestion for the next place to explore?
HAPPY CLIENTS HAVE SAID
“Lex is a designer that listens to her clients. She also understands the public eye. Many times I would think I wanted one thing but she would help me understand what would help my advertising as a whole. She cared about my business and she was always there for me when I needed a question answered. If you want someone that goes above and beyond I would always work with Alexi.”
“Working with Alexi was fantastic! She was so great at helping me sort through my many ideas & finalizing the perfect design for my invitations. Alexi is talented beyond words & I was thrilled when she agreed to help design some signs for the day of my wedding. She completely grasped exactly what I was going for & I could not have been happier with the end result. I particularly loved one of the signs so much I have it hanging in our bedroom now!!!”
“Alexi is extremely pleasant to work with! It's safe to say that I'm not tech-savvy but she understood all of my design preferences perfectly. Every step of the way throughout the process she ensured that everything looked and performed at its very best. The project was completed quickly and right on time. I also tend to ask her some tech questions from time to time and she always responds promptly! I couldn't have asked for a better experience than the one I experienced with Alexi! I'm in love with the outcome of her work and I'd recommend Alexi for any graphic design needs.”
-Jordan at Esthetically Pleasing-
“Working with Alexi was a great pleasure. She took the time to listen to what I wanted in a logo and did the research to make it happen. She is very sincere and interested in the customers (my) ideas and very knowledgeable in her field. Her processes of narrowing down ideas from a sketch to the final design is awesome, I highly recommend Alexi for your next design job. You won’t be sorry!!!”
“I enjoyed the process of working with Alexi. She was very professional and delivered a logo and logotype that was exactly what we were looking for to represent 801Fit. We use the logo and logotype on our social media accounts and hope that it will continue to gain notoriety and truly represent our vision of improving the overall health and wellness of this great state we live in.”
“I could not have been happier with the wonderful work Alexi did for my wedding invitation. I had this vague idea in my head of how I pictured my wedding day. The first session with Alexi was like magic. She knew all of the right questions to ask. And I slowly saw exactly what I had wanted (but didn’t know it) appear before my eyes. Her attention to detail was unbelievable. I can’t remember how many comments I got about my invitations. I have a friend who still has it on her fridge because it’s the inspiration for her future wedding invites."
“Lexi works tirelessly to make sure you get the look and feel that you want. She asks for you input (which I LOVE) and gives great and honest feedback so your finished product looks great. She thinks outside the box and is really good at branding. I felt like everything from my website, blog, marketing, paperwork and packaging looked great after she got a hold of it. She is great!!!”
-Kim with Kim Bullock Photography-
THE LONG VERSION OF HOW I GOT WHERE I AM
Hi! I’m Alexi Politis, and I love what I do. My journey of becoming a UX/graphic designer started at a young age when I started to exhibit very design-centered, artistic behaviors (just ask my mom). These actions, and my natural instinct to find beauty all around, led me to believe I was going to be an artist. However, I was missing a vital part of being an artist—I couldn’t draw or paint. People would ask, “You can’t draw or paint; are you sure you want to be an artist?” And I would respond with a resounding “YES” only to receive puzzled looks.
Once I came to my senses that I wouldn’t be an actual “artist,” I pursued a few artistic careers. First, a culinary artist. I spent every Sunday baking a cake and frosting with homemade frosting. For years, I dreamed of opening my own restaurant or bakery (now I just want to brand one!). Then I moved on to interior design. It came easy for me, I still love that high school class where we drew blueprints and studied all the classic to modern furniture. That career path was short-lived, however, because during the class, we took a week to create a floral centerpiece and I fell in love with flowers. THIS has to be it, I thought! My love for flowers and an additional college class led to starting my own wedding flower business! For three years in a row, my medium was flowers and foliage. My fingers were permanently pricked from thorns, my parents’ basement smelled like heaven, and my 2-door Civic was always stuffed to the brim with arrangements. However, I found my true career path at the beginning of my wedding florist phase, and my love for design quickly outgrew floral arranging.
During my senior year of high school, I was looking to expand my artistic abilities and took some IT classes on the Adobe Suite. I had a real, natural knack for it. And only months later, I received a flier in the mail defining what “graphic design” was. I remember reading that flier, curious what graphic design was, as I had never heard of it before. And all of a sudden, when I re-read it, it was as if a pillar of inspiration was shining down on me. It was the answer to my question, "What type of artist are you going to be?" I knew at that after reading about graphic design that THIS was my answer, it's what I was already doing, just with different mediums, but I had never known a name for it. The name of the specific type of artist I would be was a designer, a graphic designer, and since that moment I have never looked back.
Design is now a vital part of my life since graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. I’ve done 2 internships in New York City, the first at Modern Identity and the second at Martha Stewart Living. Designing in one of the biggest design-capitals of the world only solidified my passion for what I do. My first post-bachelors job was at Morinda where I started as a graphic designer, then grew to the art director/web designer. I had the chance to rebrand the entire company, design the website single-handedly from scratch, and design a brand new mobile app for their clients. My next job was at Tanner Labs, a child-company of O.C. Tanner, where I started my journey into UX design (user experience design). Now, I work at O.C.Tanner "proper" working on their main products that impact millions of lives. It's truly humbling and awe-inspiring to work on a product that impacts that many people. O.C.Tanner also got some public recognition as one of Fortune 100's Best Companies to Work For and most recently as one of the country's best workplaces for millennials. So proud.
I'm sad to report that I'm not currently accepting new freelance projects. I'm in a place in my life right now that I need to do more play and less work. If you're still interested in working with me down the road and don't have a strict timeline, don't hesitate to reach out. If nothing else so we can talk about working together in the future.
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