About

BIOGRAPHY

I am Alana Mays, an illustrator and graphic designer. I currently work in the Wairarapa / Wellington region, New Zealand. My main passions are Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography but I am creative in most areas. 

In 2013 I graduated from Massey University with a Bachelors degree in Visual Communication Design and Illustration. 

From a young age I have had a strong love in drawing & painting. Currently my favourite subject matter is female portraiture, fashion and fantasy illustrations. I achieve this through the combined use of digital and traditional mediums. I am constantly experimenting with new mediums and techniques and like to challenge myself with different subjects.

 

FEATURED IN

Mashable

Design Taxi

Trendhunter

Babble

Wairarapa Midweek 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2016 MASTERTON COMMUNITY CHURCH

I am the head Graphic Designer at MCC. My duties consist of re-branding and producing promotional material for the churches weekly events and groups.

2015 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

I was contracted to help the senior designers out during their busy period. I updated flyers, certificates, invitations, registration forms and more.

2015 CARTERTON INFORMATION CENTRE

My role was an information assistant volunteer. My main duties were providing information to customers as well as producing Graphic Design for the Events Centre.

2015 XEQUALS

I completed a Web design internship where I expanded my knowledge and picked up a new skill set. My task was to design and build my own website using Drupal.

2014 LIME RED DESIGN

I volunteered to help the art director out with designing logos, flyers and any other promotional material.

 

TESTIMONALS

"We approached Alana in 2014 to create a new logo for the company. She was very efficient right from the start, as we explained we needed it within a few days. She was very professional to work with and her design ideas were fresh and modern. I would highly recommend her to others and will be using her skills again in the future".

Loren Shields, Tasman Helicopters.

"Alana was a great person to get to design our youth logo. After hearing my mix of ideas she was able to pick up what we were wanting and put a few concepts together better than I could have thought. It was relevant and fitting to what the logo was representing. I have also used her for many advertising flyers which have all been wonderful and I would defiantly use her again and recommend her".

Nadine Hampson, MCC church.

"Alana worked on a number of things for us including logo design, she is very creative and came up with some very cool concepts, she took feedback well and was willing to go the extra mile to produce something the client loved at the very first viewing - love it when that happens!"

Haley Lowe, Lime-Red Design.