Boom In Focus: Get to Know the Faces of ImageBloom- Alex Weldy


1. Introduce yourself and tell us something interesting about you we might not have guessed.

I’m  Alexandra, a slightly quirky girl from Indiana who loves adventure and the joy that comes with it. My favorite journeys lately have been around the U.S. with my soon-to-be husband, who proposed to me on a glacier in Juneau, Alaska.

2. If you could redesign any everyday object, what would it be and why?

An everyday object I would redesign would be an umbrella. While there are many versions of it out in the world today, I think it would be a fun challenge to try and create one that would have all the features that most umbrellas have to pick and choose over.

3. What’s your current Netflix binge?

While I may not have a Netflix binge currently, I have been binge-watching The Office in the background of my day-to-day life for the 7th time. It is my favorite show to have on in the background when I do not know what else to watch.

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

The mid-western goodbye. If you have never heard of or experienced one, count yourself lucky. The Midwestern goodbye is a drawn-out yet heartfelt series of farewells and conversations, reflecting the region’s emphasis on politeness and social connection. It tends to last between 10 – 45 minutes, depending on the relations to the group you are leaving.

5. What’s one piece of design advice you wish you could give your younger self when you were just starting out

Some advice I would give my younger self is that it is okay to ask for help. Whether or not it is in your designs or day-to-day life. Asking others for help is important because others may have already experienced what you are going through or they can help you come to a solution.

6. Do you have any pets?

I currently have two adopted pets. The youngest of the two is a rambunctious Terrier-Chihuahua puppy named Atreus who is a huge Mama’s boy. The oldest is our senior cat named Jonah, who may be a diabetic 14+ years old, missing 2 ribs, and will argue with me about why I let the sun disappear behind a cloud, but he also knows no stranger, loves attention, and has an obsession with cooked chicken.

7. What’s your favorite design project you’ve ever worked on, and what made it special to you?

Over the past few years, I have had many design projects that were extremely fun to work on, and I feel that I could not pick just one. To be considered one of my favorites means that the project pushes my limits and knowledge as a designer and helps me continue to grow.

8. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Some of the best advice I have ever received was to remember K.I.S.S., and while I do like the band’s music, they meant to Keep Is Simple Stupid. While it is a little harsh it is very helpful as an overthinker to remember and save my time and sanity.

9. What’s your favorite color combination to work with in design projects, and why does it resonate with you?

I am a little biased when it comes to my favorite color combinations #E99D23, #2B0437, #A563A6, and #FFFFFF. Other than being a part of Imagebloom’s colors, these colors resonate with me because when used in graphics together, they can be combined to create an attention-grabbing and overall satisfying look at graphics.

10. If you could swap places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

If I could swap places with anyone for a day, it would most likely be Dolly Parton. I would love to see what it would be like to be an icon like her and be able to sing.

11. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

If I could travel the world and go anywhere, I would only choose places I could travel to with my family. They are a great bunch that makes traveling and seeing the world much more fun and exciting. Now, if I had to travel alone, it would be Tahiti, hands down.

 12. What is your favorite thing about ImageBloom?

My favorite thing about ImageBloom is the amazing people who work here! They are the most inspiring, creative, fun, and kindest people in the world, and I feel so lucky to be able to work with them.