Introducing Allie Crippen
Allie Crippen, Graphic Designer
I graduated from the Ferris State University Graphic Design program in May 2018. I had a short internship the summer between my junior and senior year with a local design studio in Grand Rapids. Following graduation, I worked for a local agency in Traverse City for three years, specializing in SEO content design, branding and website design for the addiction treatment industry. I joined the Oneupweb team back in June of 2021 and never looked back! I’m focusing on web design as well as social media, but Oneupweb invests in their employees and has given us designers the opportunity to learn and grow by focusing on new skills every quarter. I became a mother to a beautiful baby boy in January 2022. When I’m not mom-ing, I enjoy hiking, lifting weights, creating digital art in Procreate and keeping my plants alive.
What’s your average day like at Oneupweb?
Every day is different. Having a flexible schedule has been key to making every day count! My mornings start with a morning read, or 30-minute sketching. Depending on the day, I either have a Design team standup, or Creative team standup to talk about projects or clients. Then I’m either working on social shorts, a website design/wireframe or working on my quarterly goals. I’m always making sure to stay connected with other designers and asking if anybody ever needs any help.
What do you like most about Oneupweb?
How supportive this company is. This past year presented me with quite a few challenges, and my team, Fernando and everyone else at Oneupweb always made sure I had everything I needed, made themselves available to talk and gave me so much support. I have never felt so much love from a place of employment!
What do you do when you’re not at work?
Taking care of my beautiful babe, spending time with family or finding activities and places to bring my son to. There’s always a never-ending pile of laundry that I’m continuously working on.
What are life’s simple pleasures?
A quiet morning with coffee. Sunsets on the beach. Morning snuggles. Laughing with loved ones around a campfire.
Describe yourself in three words?
Creative. Strange. Determined.