The Changing Of The Guard: ‘Sup, Steve And Alissa

welcome_carla_mast.gifWe’re out. Steve Delahoyde, ur-guest editor, and Alissa Walker, ur-AIGA-er, are in. So we thought it might be nice to get to know the new kids on the block.

Here’s a little primer:

Alissa Walker, by Alissa Walker: A graduate of the University of Colorado’s journalism school and the Portfolio Center, Alissa has worked for and with designers, art directors, animators, film editors and artists in a variety of roles. She is a regular contributor to STEP Inside Design, has written for HOW, Dynamic Graphics, and the Los Angeles Times, and is a production assistant for the public radio show DnA: Design and Architecture. Alissa considers herself a design advocate, not a critic, and is focused on finding innovative ways to increase public awareness and social relevance for the work of designers, architects and other authors of visual culture. She writes at home, tucked into a hill just below a 1928 Frank Lloyd Wright house and above the lights of Hollywood.

Steve Delahoyde, by Steve Delahoyde:
I work at the ad agency/design firm, Coudal Partners, where, like everyone else there, I’m sort of a jack-of-all-trades. Primarily though, I’m the guy that handles a lot of the writing for the firm, as well as the producing and editing of film/video work, from tv spots to video for the internet. I got my start in the business by making far too many silly short films along with my cohort, Wakiza Gamez, which eventually got some attention by various people and places. Following that, I became a freelance editor and director, as well as a motion graphics designer. My film work has appeared all over the place, from MTV to CBS to The National Lampoon Network, and my writing has popped up here and there from Time Out to McSweeney’s.

They both look strangely whatstheword um… rhymes with kwualified.

Rock on, Alissa and Steve.