In case you haven't figured it out yet, my name is Ali Becnel.

I was born and raised on the West Bank of New Orleans and I graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary's Dominican High School. I then went on to graduate summa cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design. While at Loyola, I was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Tau Alpha and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. In addtion, I served as president of my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and was named the Outstanding Advertising Student of 2009-2010.

I'm an award-winning designer. Seriously, I've won awards for some of my work. I've worked for advertising agencies, print shops, for political campaigns and as a freelance designer, so I know several angles of the profession. My specialties include brand identities, color theory, and typography. Man, do I love typefaces! If you're interested in seeing more of my work, feel free to send me an e-mail. I'll send you a digital portfolio and we can talk about prices.

FAST FACTS:

Birthday: May 2 (that would make me a Taurus)
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFJ
People say I look like: Ginnifer Goodwin. All the time.
Hobbies: Designing, exploring, eating adventurously and keeping it real.
Favorite authors: Jonathan Safran Foer and David Sedaris
Childhood career dreams: garbage man, then barber, then veterinarian
Nerd alert: I love history, I listen to a ton of NPR, and I am obsessed with conspiracy theories.
Personal aspiration: To be on Jeopardy! and to visit every continent.
If you put my iPod on shuffle, you'll hear: Stevie Wonder, Minus the Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend, Imogen Heap, Bloc Party, Amy Winehouse, Iron and Wine, Mariah Carey, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, boy bands of the 90s and any New Orleans bounce/rap
Personal hero: Diane Nash, one of the Freedom Riders...and Beyonce
When people first meet me, they think I am: enthusiastic and animated
Pets: Dopey the Basset Hound and Ruby the Boston Terrier
Favorite sports teams: The New Orleans Saints (of course!) and the Atlanta Braves
Restaurant of choice: Baru
Adult beverage of choice: half Stella, half Paulaner (beer), Pimm's Cup (cocktail)

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