Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I here?

Hello! I'm Ali, a digital artist based out of Missoula, Montana.

Tools of the Trade

Let's put it this way - I love digital art. As a designer, I'm continuously searching for new and creative ways to express myself. Tools of the trade: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, Maya, pencil and paper, a camera, and my creative superpowers. I'm great working on my own or collaborating with others. I'm easy to be around and always up for having a good time, but also always get my work done. I love to be outside and to do new things, go new places, and meet new people. But most of all, I'm here to do design.

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My skillset comparison of excellence (Cycles through web design, graphic design, motion design, 3D, still image design)

What are my credentials? Qualifications? Experiences?

Why am I the one for the job? Because I've got the credentials.

Web Designer @ Spectral Fusion Designs

Web Content Manager @ The University of Montana School of Media Arts, Creative Pulse, and UM Arts

Graduate (almost) of The University of Montana School of Media Arts

Freelance Designer of The University of Montana International Program website *Coming Soon!*

Want to see my art? Design? Creative Fantasticness?

Click through the galleries to view my work! If you like what you see here, you can view more of my work at http://cargocollective.com/aligray. Scroll down to view my "live" work.

*Really Internet Explorer? You can't render multiple scripts at once? Just so ya know, this slider doesn't work in Internet Explorer. Feel free to use Firefox, Safari, or Chrome to view these galleries, or visit http://cargocollective.com/aligray to view a complete collection of my work. If you have javascript disabled, you will also need to visit my CargoCollective site. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Web I work at Spectral Fusion Designs, a web development company on The University of Montana campus. I make designs for campus programs and the occasional non-profit organization, and often do my own coding. Everything you see on this site (design, coding, graphics, jquery implementation, etc.) was done by me! :D

Graphic Design I'm just getting back into graphic design work, so this gallery is a work in progress. Check my graph in the "about me" section to see what awesome graphic design services I offer!

Animation I have experience animating using various techniques: stop motion, rotoscoping, digital flip-books, and paper-flipbooks. Yes, my hand still functions. Kind of. I'm enrolled in another animation class this semester at UM, so will hopefully have some more work to showcase here soon.

Motion Design I have experience doing motion design work independently and collaboratively. I use After Effects, and have showcased some motion work at a public installation at a Missoula First Friday Art Walk - The Bad Contraption. (Click link for complete description)

Still Image Design So, I can use Photoshop in my sleep. This has not been proven, but I've also never tried. I'm also rather proficient with Illustrator. This gallery may be "fluff work", but I enjoy it and you might too. ;)

3D I'm just getting started in the world of 3D, especially with animating, but I really enjoy it and hope to do more in the near future. Make sure to check out my 3D animation - "Space Monster" - under my Animation gallery.

Photography I don't have a nice camera, only a point-and-shoot. Sigh... I do love photography, though, and once I get a nice camera (will you buy me one, please? Haha), I hope to do A LOT more photography.


Want to see things floating around the Internet live? You've come to the right place.

Click the thumbnails to go to the live website.

UM Environmental Studies Website

The University of Montana Environmental Studies website design, coding & logo. Dreamweaver.

South and Southeast Asian Studies website

The University of Montana South and Southeast Asian Studies website design, coding & logo. Cascade Content Management System.

Society for Historical Archaeology Blog

The Blog of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Wordpress.

MENU-AIDDS website

Materials supporting Education and Nutrition of Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities website design. (This will be live soon)

Contact me! You've gotten to know me. I'd like to know you.

Go ahead and send me a message! You know you want to. I'm available for freelance or company hire, to collaborate with, or to walk your dog. Well, maybe not. But I do like dogs.