Photography & Graphic Design
Class of 2012
Current Role: Freelance Photographer, Alessandra Arendt Photography
Alessandra graduated in 2012 with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Worship Arts. She currently works in Seattle both as a freelancer and as a photographer for Alessandra Arendt Photography. Previously, Alessandra was a visual designer for Zillow, where she helped define their new branding and developed graphics for blogs, advertising, events, and social media.
Stand out projects included design work for a conversation between President Obama and Zillow’s CEO about the housing market, as well as design support for Zillow’s partnership with the NBC show “American Dream Builders”. It’s pretty exciting to have designs reviewed by the White House! Alessandra has also worked for Electric Pen, whose clients include REI, Inphi, Microsoft, and Juniper Networks. Her favorite thing about being a full-time photographer is bringing joy to others by sharing stories of their most meaningful moments.
Of her time at Judson, Alessandra says “Judson built the strongest foundation I could’ve ever asked for. Being in an industry where many go straight to work on the computer, I’ve been grateful time and again for how Judson focuses on developing creative skills before just jumping to a screen. Taking classes in everything from drawing to printmaking and photography built the foundation necessary for standing out among other designers, and being someone with multiple skills to offer in the workplace. You can see even more of here work here.