Author: Guest Blogger Category: Date: October 21, 2020
Harrison Alvarez, Graphic Designer
I tend to seek out adventure, both as a rock climber and as an artist. When I’m climbing, I’m always on the lookout for a new, challenging beta. When I’m designing, I don’t stop until I’ve found the perfect creative solution. And in both scenarios, I listen to all inputs and critiques – totally open to making adjustments on the fly until the end goal is met.
My first hands-on experience in the graphic arts began with an internship at a marketing and design agency in Manhattan, where I set up mechanicals for trade publications and eventually expanded into packaging design. I learned technique and speed while not compromising on quality. Since then, I’ve worked as a design professional in both the public and private sectors, which has led me to cultivating a well-rounded appreciation for meaningful design.
As a student, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Rutgers University; and today, I continue to expand my technical skillsets through online courses and by staying on top of new developments and trends in the industry.
Now, as a graphic designer at Paradigm, I work closely alongside our marketing leads to bring brand identities and marketing messages to life for both digital and print outputs. I believe that good design and a clean brand are critical factors for any company in properly communicating its message to its intended audience.
Rutgers University, B.A., Visual Arts
Harrison has rock climbed on four continents (North America, South America, Europe, and Asia) and hopes to someday add a fifth to his list of destinations.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
– Pablo Picasso