• The Designer

    YorkAli is a multimedia designer, writer and photographer with an architectural background adept at designing and art directing for print, web, identity, exhibits and installations. An open-minded team player who loves to weave meaning and memory into designs, while staying focused on achieving maximum mind-share for the client’s brand and a memorable experience for the end-user.

  • You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say,

    ‘Why not?’

    George Bernard Shaw, Back To Methuselah

  • The Portfolio

    nuggets of design drawn from a creative mind

  • Rev. Michael Aiken

    Director, Gideon Educational Center
    Buff Bay, Portland , Jamaica

    Yorkali is an out of the box thinker who embodies an eclectic mix of traditional and cutting edge approaches in his work. He is particularly skilled at catching and latching on to an expressed idea even when the client has only a kernel of thought. His responsive work even at first draft usually expresses both the spirit (emotion) and letter (content) in an incredibly creative way!

    Maddy Vertenten

    Luminous Life coach, 

    portland, maine

    Yorkali quickly comprehended the idea behind my role and my business and helped me to create a quality brand representation via the logo and web design. He is a genuinely kind and talented service provider!

    Leilani Britton-Scott

    Vice President, Human Resources

    TE Connectivity, charlotte, north carolina

    Yorkali provided graphic design services for various projects at Dell. I had the privilege of working with him on several occasions. He was always very creative and extremely responsive. He meet all deadlines and came to meetings with great ideas while still being flexible enough to listen to suggestions and adapt to changes in project direction. Yorkali is easy to work with and has a upbeat positive attitude.

    Jack harrington

    Coding Instructional designer,

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Chicago, IL

     

    Yorkali is one of the most creative people I know. He developed a fabulous logo for my photography business that was clean, crisp and creative. Yorkali's passion comes through on every project he's involved with. He has the utmost integrity, he's talented, creative, has a passion for excellence and he's a lot of fun to be around! I highly recommend Yorkali!

    Dinesh P. vaswani

    Luxury New Home Sales Specialist

    Philadelphia, PA

     

    Yorkali is a highly creative graphic designer, with an excellent work ethic. I have worked with Yorkali on several projects including brochure designs and corporate identity packages. The work has always been delivered on-time and at a very reasonable cost. I highly recommend Yorkali and his "imaji-nation".

    Shelby Thayer

    Director of Web Strategy and CRM,

    Penn state university, State College, PA

    I worked with Yorkali in marketing at Penn State Outreach. Although we only worked together on one project, Yorkali did a great job and was very responsive and professional. The final project came out fantastic and it couldn't have been done without him. 

  • Work skills and services

    • Strong Conceptualization skills

    • Creative and Artistic Direction

    • Creative Team Management

    • Cross-Channel Marketing & Branding Consistency

    • Copywriting & Storyboarding

    • Brand Creation & Reinvention

    • Packaging & POS Design

    • Writer

    • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)

    • Adobe Creative Suite : Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

    • Microsoft Office Suite

    • Keynote, Pages and Numbers

    • Video Editing

    • Public Speaker

    • Architectural, Exhibition and Booth design

    • Adept at Online project and time management tools

  • Publications

    Why nation building is dead and what should replace it.

    The Jamaica Observer | April 10, 2015
    How can Jamaica capitalize on innovation in a real way.

    The Jamaica Observer | April 22, 2015

    The design thinking process is explained within a Jamaican context.

    The Jamaica Observer | May 13, 2015

    Tips on creating a timeless memorable logo for your company, organization or brand.

     

    The Jamaica Observer | June 24, 2015

    How can we redirect and focus our collective efforts to glean more innovative minds from our educational system.

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  • Experience

    Principal, Creative Director

    The Imaji Nation | Panama, United States, Jamaica

    2016 - present

     

    Web, brand and new media development also copywriting. Print,corporate identity design. Advising new businesses on identity strategies and brand development. Clients: Dell, Kimberly Clark, The University of the West Indies, Ministry of Health - Jamaica, Valle Escondido - Panama.

    Adjunct Lecturer

    Northern Caribbean University 

    2014 - Present

    Graphic Design and Illustration, Photography

     

    Recruitment and Marketing Officer

    Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica

    2013 – 2016

    New student recruitment, student advisement, brand ambassador, graphic designer and photographer. Introduced multiple tools to aid in streamlining work flow and job accountability. 

    Graphic Designer

    Northern Caribbean University 

    2010 - 2013

    Designer on projects for print, web, identity across all University Departments, Schools and Colleges. Introduced various web based tools to streamline workflow.

     

     

    Volunteer Designer

    Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica

    2009 - 2010

    Worked closely with the Fresh Start Jamaica Team within the National Transformation Programme, in developing positive messaging campaigns, designed and developed the Fresh Start Jamaica website.

    Designer

    Penn State University | State College, Pennsylvania
    2007 - 2008

    Designed collateral for print, banner ad design and web design. Played an integral role in an award winning marketing campaign.

  • Education

    Graduate, Specialization in Tropical Architecture

    1999 – 2000

    Tropical Architecture

    Undergraduate, Architecture Studies

    1993 – 1997

    Architectural Studies

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