About Lexx

Alexandra “Lexx” Valdez is a Xicana creative who believes in collective growth through an impactful and sustainable creative process.

Raised in the small agricultural town of Guadalupe, California, Lexx earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2004-2009) and began her professional career in the Bay Area (2009-2015).

In 2016, Lexx’s work was featured at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in an exhibition entitled Remezcla Graphica/Graphic Remix (September 16, 2016–January 8, 2017), which reflected the Latinx and Chicano experience.

Lexx’s style can be characterized by its photo-collage aesthetic and the bold colors that she uses to create vibrantly-illustrated worlds that aim to uplift ancestral knowledge.  

Lexx is currently an independent creative consultant based in Los Angeles, where her clients include foundations, organizations, and individuals creating impactful change around the world.  

Her style is characterized by photo-collage and bold colors that she uses to create vibrantly-illustrated design work.

Her client list includes, The California Endowment, Oakland Music Festival, Manifest Justice, Beat Rhymes and Life, Mighty SF, and Yoshi’s San Francisco, to name a few.

Connect: lexxvaldez@gmail.com  / Instagram • Twitter • FacebookLinkedin

Also see: Five Design Questions — answered. “A perspective into the world of design through five simple questions.” (Prompted by 5 Design Questions by Dustin Senos)

Résumé:Alexandra Valdez Résumé Dec 2014

Résumé: 

Education:

2004-2009, School of Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2000-2003, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

Experience:

2004-Present, Freelance Graphic Designer, clients include: ArtDontSleep, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, California Endowment‘s Sons & Brothers Campaign, Community Health Resource Center, San Francisco, the Roy Ayers Project, Spinning Platters, and 70×30.com.

March 2015-August 2015, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA. • Gallery Manager, Graphic Designer / bettiono.com

2004-2014, Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL), Oakland, CA. Graphic Designer, Creative Director, Therapeutic Activity Group Facilitator / brl-inc.org

2006-2010, Miss, San Francisco, CA. Lead Graphic Designer and Art Director / Missomnimedia.com

2007-2008, Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Intern / Assistant on Rubicon Sun (December 2007) by Doze Green & David Ellis.

2006-2008, Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY), Contract Design, San Francisco, CA.

Exhibits: 

Winter 2018, La Hija De Jardineros, University of California Santa Barbara MultiCultural Center.

Winter 2016, Remezcla Graphica/Graphic Remix (September 16, 2016–January 8, 2017), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

May 2015, Participating artist in Manifest Justice, Los Angeles

Nov-Dec 2015, Dig: A Solo Art Show at SoleSpace, Oakland, CA.

March 2013,My Art, My Culture: Women, Media, and Hip Hop,” Betti Ono Gallery, in collaboration with Daughters of D.I.G. and 70×30.com, curator and artist.

January 2010,Paper Dolls,” FIFTY24LA Gallery, curator and graphic designer.

More about me:

I grew up in a small town along California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 but moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art’s School of Graphic Design (2004-2009).

From 2006 to 2010, while in design school, I interned, designed, and art directed for a women’s streetwear company called Mama Clothing and wrote, edited, art directed and managed the design team for it’s online women’s lifestyle magazine, M.I.S.S. (later missomnimedia.com).

In 2007, while in design school and working part-time at Mama and M.I.S.S., I took a contract position as a graphic designer at Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY), San Francisco. I was hired on to work on the Spanish translation of their Young Women’s Survival Guide, La Guia de Salud Para La Mujer.

In 2010, I moved to Oakland to work closer with Beats, Rhymes and Life (BRL)—a non-profit org I’ve been a part of since it’s grass roots days.

BRL is a pioneer in Hip Hop therapy with TAY (Transitional Age Youth) and partners with youth to revolutionizing the mental health field with an innovative and empathetic approach. My work with BRL has allowed me to grow as a creative director, graphic designer, manager, facilitator, youth advocate and overall creative. During my time with BRL (2004-2014), I cultivated my sustainable and transformative design skills working with a non-profit budget and creating impactful design.

Currently, I am the creative director and graphic designer at TaskForce PR in Culver City, CA. I am also continuing to take on freelance design and consultation projects that allow me to partner with those invested in collective growth and innovation.

I have an active presence in my community and can be found found taking in local events and eats weekly. Laney Flea Market in Oakland and Alemany Flea Market in San Francisco are my weakness, especially when breakfast burritos and bikes are involved.

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For more, please contact me directly at lexxvaldez@gmail.com.

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