— graphic design
— film & motion design
— illustration & handlettering
— writing & content
Thanks for taking a moment to stop by.
I'm Alana, of Alana And.
I’m a visual storyteller and wandering heart based between Byron Bay and Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
I love people, and big wild unruly ideas —
especially when they come together and stand for something.
With a background in Psychology, Linguistics, Creative and Professional Writing, and Photography, I transitioned into Design, finding that my previous time in written communication complemented a newfound curiosity in visual communication. I've always had an interest in Design as another medium of thought and expression, and so it was almost a natural career transition — I’ve never looked back. After studying (BA) Speech Pathology (UQ), (MA) Marketing and Advertising (QUT), I graduated from Shillington College of Design and settled into a studio named Josephmark not long after, where I was able to apply my diverse background into specialist products; from art direction and visual strategy to smaller micro-interactions in content and UI, copywriting and onboarding illustrations.
My cumulative experience has seen me become a Designer, Photographer, Illustrator, Writer, and Film-Maker, where I specialise in Branding and everything that comes with that great big word. (Strategy, Content, Marketing.) I’ve worked in big digital design agencies, product houses, for independent labels, early growth companies, startups, and now — for myself as a freelance creative.
My process is true to who I am as a creative; expressive and explorative, innovative and insightful and I continue to develop this through my experiences and collaborations, and often, conversations.
I continue to practice freelance Wedding and Event photography through a self-founded business named Lover, Lover, (loverloverstudios.com) take on travel commissions from time to time, and move between Freelance projects, working alongside local brands and initiatives — and these projects are most often what you'll see on my website.
While I'm alot of things, it means that I can move through your product journey with you; from concept, to company.
If you'd like to access protected sections of my design portfolio, take part in my creative process, or enquire about freelance opportunities, please get in touch!
I'd love to catch up over a coffee, or the internet!
Alana And —
Digital Product Design
Social Media Design,
See my CV here