Alexandria Jarvis

About Me

Designer & strategist that seeks to advance the role of "Designer as Mediator"

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Altering everyday human
experiences through design

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I am a designer and strategist who seeks to advance the role of "Designer as Mediator" by altering everyday experiences through design. With strong roots in Raleigh, NC I recieved my Master of Graphic Design in 2012 under the direction of Program Director Meredith Davis. Here I developed a strong interest in the power of Design Methods and Participatory Design through the exposure to the work of Liz Sanders.

Currently, I am seeking a collaborative work environment that employs design methods to consider  “What is” and “What could be.”  I am eager to find a design home where I can advance my three years of existing professional experience and gain flexibility within fast-paced workflow. In my search, I strive to find multidisciplinary teams who believe that true empathetic design processes can produce new vision, sensitivity, journeys, ideology, behaviors, and dreams.
 

  • Alexandria Jarvis commented on the article "Introducing a new membership model"

    I began my career because of AIGA and a gutsy employer. I was exposed to great guidance through AIGA's Educational Resources (ie: articles published on attending an accredited school) which eventually led me to get a Master in Graphic Design in NC with Meredith Davis. I also got my first taste of meaningful and compelling work through events such as a lecture by Studio Blue, a workshop by Brian Allen a local Letterpress designer, and even had a moment to chat with Sagmeister after a big lecture. At the time my employer funded my membership. Three years later, after lots of time between academia and practice I can finally afford to renew, even with my mass of student loans. I am so excited to renew and looking forward to building that relationship/contribution as Dori mentioned. Will AIGA broadcast the impact of the change in the membership model? I would be interested to follow it.

  • Alexandria Jarvis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2646"

    This is entertaining to me. Recently I began noticing the inside of business envelopes and how some have an entertaining pattern on the inside in order to conceal any "top secret" info. Not as complex as the TV test patterns, and no interesting history behind it- but I just enjoy it. I began to collect the interesting envelopes- the ones for my college loans (ehhh) supply the most interesting designs... imagine that.

  • Alexandria Jarvis commented on the article "Introducing a new membership model"

    I began my career because of AIGA and a gutsy employer. I was exposed to great guidance through AIGA's Educational Resources (ie: articles published on attending an accredited school) which eventually led me to get a Master in Graphic Design in NC with Meredith Davis. I also got my first taste of meaningful and compelling work through events such as a lecture by Studio Blue, a workshop by Brian Allen a local Letterpress designer, and even had a moment to chat with Sagmeister after a big lecture. At the time my employer funded my membership. Three years later, after lots of time between academia and practice I can finally afford to renew, even with my mass of student loans. I am so excited to renew and looking forward to building that relationship/contribution as Dori mentioned. Will AIGA broadcast the impact of the change in the membership model? I would be interested to follow it.

  • Alexandria Jarvis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2646"

    This is entertaining to me. Recently I began noticing the inside of business envelopes and how some have an entertaining pattern on the inside in order to conceal any "top secret" info. Not as complex as the TV test patterns, and no interesting history behind it- but I just enjoy it. I began to collect the interesting envelopes- the ones for my college loans (ehhh) supply the most interesting designs... imagine that.

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