I'm Alex, your Digital Designer.

I strive to communicate your greatness. Allow me to help you with your emerging brand, visual strategy, personality, and how all of that translates into your online media.


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Brand Personification

Brand Personification is where we find the best story for your brand to follow. By setting the stage on the journey that your brand faces, we can design a persona, or character archetype that best merges company culture with the goals of the brand. Designing the right personality is crucial in order to set up clear communication channels for your brand's best message.


Brand Personification is an included service if you are searching for comprehensive Brand Guidelines. If you are sure you only want Brand Personification services, then talk to me about how we can align your brand with your business goals using story-branding and brand archetype methods.


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Congratulations! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about Brand Personification. The first step towards finding the right persona for your brand is for me to learn what the brand is all about.

Could you tell me what you currently have, and what you're looking to obtain?

Great! That's a good start. I'm going to ask a few quick questions:





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Personal Identity

Unifying your story through consistent visuals and a solid narrative can help you stand apart from the rest. Together, we'll work to bring real life personality to your online and visual communications.


Available services include personal identity guidelines, logo and visual assets, custom resume design assistance, social media assets, and more. Let's talk about what solutions will fit your needs.


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Congratulations! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Personal Identity and Self Promotions. There are a few things I need to know before we start, would you mind answering these quick questions?

What sort of personal branding are you looking to achieve?
Is there a job or position that you're striving to obtain?

Great! That's a good start. But I need to know a little bit more:





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Digital Design

My unique design process focuses on Identification (research), Conceptualization (prototypes), and Transformation (hard work and collaboration) which allows design decisions during development. This gives me more control over creating an experience better attuned to the content being shared. In turn, that means a happier experience for your users! My process is very flexible and can be adapted to tackle a wide variety of scenarios. Even if you think your online design project is crazy conceptual, let's chat about how we can work together.


My specialties include visual storytelling through unique web experiences, engaging landing pages, social media assets, and more. Digital Design relies on my skill level in many scripting languages and design programs. Digital Design work I have done in the past includes Sass, Less, or CSS based animations and unique web experiences, Javascript/jQuery interactive elements, SVG/CSS based vector illustrations for web use, and a lot more. You can see my current skill badges at Treehouse.


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This works! I'm ready to...
BUYALEX

BUYALEX!

Woohoo! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Digital Design project. In order for me to help you, please fill out this quick questionnaire.

Could you please describe the project?
How do you see my skills fitting into the mix?

Great! That's a good start. But I need to know a little bit more:





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Brand Guidelines

It's time for your small business to place its flag in the sand, put on war paint, and fight against the big boys. To make your stellar idea known, you need to communicate what it stands for and where it's going. Together, we'll utilize techniques from story-branding, brand archetypes, and my Digital Design processes to establish a comprehensive set of rules and guidelines for your brand.


Depending on current needs, brand guidelines will devote sections to Brand Story (including archetype selection, brand personification, and brand simulation), Color and Texture usage, Logo exploration, Typography exploration, and more.


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This works! I'm ready to...
BUYALEX

BUYALEX!

Fantastic! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your Brand Guidelines or small business branding and design needs. In order for me to help you, please fill out this quick questionnaire.

Please explain your business and your needs?
How do you see my skills fitting into the mix?

Great! That's a good start. But I need to know a little bit more:





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Quick Design Work

While I would love to help you with your "quick logo" or "quick website", I am currently not accepting any contracts smaller than 20 billable Hours total. If what you're searching for doesn't fit into any of the other categories, then I might not be available at this time. However, if you must have your design BUYALEX, then please contact me here to discuss your needs.


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This works! I'm ready to...
BUYALEX

BUYALEX!

Gotcha! You're ready to BUYALEX! We're destined to make really great things together, and I'd love to talk with you about your quick design project. In order for me to help you, please answer a few questions.

Could you please describe the project? How do you see my skills fitting into the mix?

Great! That's a good start. But I need to know a little bit more:





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About Alex About BUYALEX Pricing Contact Policy Legal

Who is Alex Parker?

I'm Alex Parker and I'm a visual designer because I want to be. I live for more expressive storytelling. I'm ready to help open new and exciting ways of sharing ideas by using the online frontier to create original forms of interacting. I strive for a world where design elevates technology and human existence by solving problems that logic alone cannot.


I believe good creativity comes from collaboration, cultivation, and a few sheets of cardboard. I also believe that good design isn't something you magically pull from a hat, but rather is an expression that clarifies meaning in ways words or sounds alone cannot.


My home is in San Francisco, CA. I play on a local water polo team and I love free hiking. I graduated from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Advertising, Business & Entrepreneurship. Right now, I'm helping small businesses locally and across the country with their branding efforts.


If you'd like to chat more, tweet @buyalex.



What is BUYALEX?

BUYALEX is the signature "home brand" of designer Alex Parker. BUYALEX exists to assist start-ups, small businesses, and emerging brands as they set the groundwork for their future interactive communications. The goal of BUYALEX is to sell the talents and Digital Design services of Alex Parker in a way that makes the design process easy to understand and effective to follow.

BUYALEX has been around since 2008 and has grown a lot over the years. If you're curious, here are previous versions of BUYALEX.com:

BUYALEX 2014
BUYALEX House




Pricing

All projects BUYALEX are billed hourly. All contracts are treated fairly and maintain the same rate as my current rate. A deposit is due upon project commencement. Deposit amount will be dependent upon your individual needs as outlined in the project proposal.


My current rate is $80 per hour.


Before settling on an estimate and deposit amount, I will require you to fill out a creative brief. Using the creative brief, and a short intro meeting via email or phone, I'll create a project proposal for you. The project proposal will include a rough overview of the assignment, a brief guide to my design process, a list of suggested deliverables, suggested timeline and project management, terms & conditions, confirmation of engagement, and the first invoice including first deposit.

Feel free to contact me if you have any additional pricing concerns!




Contact Alex Directly

Go ahead and leave me a message at

757.6060BUY

(757.6060289)

or email me at alex@buyalex.com. Easy as that.



Privacy Policy

When accessing my Website, BUYALEX.com will learn certain information about you during your visit. How I will handle information I learn about you depends upon what you do when visiting my site.

If you visit my site to read or download information on my pages, I collect and store only the following information about you:

1. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
2. The date and time you access my site
3. The Internet address of the website you used to link directly to my site.
4. What pages of the site you visit.
5. The duration of your visit.

If you identify yourself by sending me an e-mail containing personal information, then the information collected will be solely used to respond to your message.

The information collected is for statistical purposes. BUYALEX.com may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, BUYALEX.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
BUYALEX.com will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit my site, unless you choose to provide such information to me, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.