Hello there, thanks for the visit!

My name is Austin Alcala and I'm a senior visual designer from the Bay Area. Although I studied industrial design in college, graphic design stole my heart and has been loyal ever since. From streetwear and screenprinting to Tweet campaigns and site launches, I intend to keep growing in any and every avenue of design. Grab your camping gear, cause this is going to be an in-tents journey. 

Brands I've teamed up with:

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Utility Belt:

Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects, Adobe XD, Media Encoder, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Wix, Keynote, GSuite, Microsoft Office, Spark AR, Zoom, Slack, Procreate

Experience

Thinking Cap Training

Bachelors of Science Industrial Design

San Francisco State University

But also Youtube 

Not a shepherd, but you can follow me

Senior Visual Designer / Atomic D /July 2020 - Present 

Visual Designer / Atomic D / Nov 2020 - July 2020

Graphic Designer / Atomic D / Jan 2019 - Nov 2020

Production Artist / Paper Culture / Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

Design Program Leader / Maker Studio / Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

Design Consultant / City Wrights SF / May 2018 - Aug 2018

Instagram: @salientfigures & @austinalcala

Twitter: @austinalcalala

LinkedIn: Austin Alcala

Club Penguin: frosty_austy

In-person: South San Francisco

Ok cool, you can make some dope stuff…but what separates you vs this other wizard?

With experience in both an agency and in-house corporate settings, I bring best practices when it comes to processes, efficiency, and communication between partners and brands. Not only can I collaborate with others to ideate impactful innovations, but you’ll also find me in the trenches adjusting key frames in after effects and auto layout in figma. My technical, creative, and collaborative prowess make me the mitochondria within any team.

Need an internal preso, pitch deck, or brand template?

Master slides, this is the way. Animations in keynote and gslides are a Yes for me.

Need storyboards for a campaign or ad?

Whether it’s a product demo, 2d animation, or live action, I bring both ideation and execution on both fronts.

Need that ad or campaign animated?

Pencil, mouse, and lo-fi playlist at the ready.

Need animated or static banner ads?

You know it. In ALL sizes 😉

Need a brand refresh?

Big or small, no fish I can’t catch.

Need to flesh out an illustration style?

Been doodlin before I could read.

Need to train designers on best practices when it comes to organization, communication, or execution?

Just sent a google cal invite for a quick run-through of my AE template. We’ll go over everything from project kickoffs to collecting dependencies.