Alaina Buzas

Graphic Designer & Web Developer



Experience


Freelance Graphic Designer & Developer
Aug 2012 — Current

I believe design is a collaborative effort and I've loved working with clients to create the best product for their audience. Those clients include Washington Athletic Club, author and TV personality Meredith Sinclair, the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, The Samburu Project, and The St. Bernard Project.


Project Manager
Sesame Communications | Oct 2015 — March 2017

Client-facing role managing the creation of a new website from sale to launch. Cross-collaborated with other teams to ensure customer satisfaction and high-quality product, including Sales, IT, Customer Service, Social and SEO.


Events & Outreach Manager
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas | Sept 2014 — Oct 2015

Organized events and outreach campaigns announcing our departure from a national organization (826 National). Coordinated two major fundraisers, as well as a handful of other events including volunteer appreciation and community building. Created and curated content for FearlessIdeas.org. Utilized our website as a means of outreach and fundraising. Managed the Fearless Ideas Facebook and Twitter pages; created an Instagram account to reach a larger audience and recruit volunteers.


Digital Content Manager
Chicago Parent Magazine | Aug 2012 — July 2013

Promoted cross-company from Wednesday Journal, Inc. Double website views from previous year, and grew social media followings dramatically. Launched a tablet version of the magazine, as well as brand new Pinterest and Instagram accounts, to better connect with readers.


Editorial Designer
Wednesday Journal, Inc | May 2011 — Aug 2012

On a three-person editorial design team for six weekly papers serving the city and suburbs of Chicago, as well as Chicago Parent Magazine. Art Directed special sections for both the newspapers and magazine.

Education


Web Development Immersive
General Assembly | March 2017 – June 2017

BS Print Journalism, Visual Communication
Bowling Green State University | Grad 2010

Film & Digital Photography
Studio Arts College International | Aug 2007 – May 2008

Skills & Technologies

  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • MEAN Stack
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Magazine Layout
  • News Design
  • Project Management
  • Digital Photography
  • Film Photography