Alexander Gartley is a freelance web designer and web developer based in Rochester, NY.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Alexander Gartley spent his childhood writing skits, creating fictional worlds, and playing with LEGOs and Nerf guns. Before long, he took an interest in his mother’s graphic design work for church events. Shortly after, he started creating flyers on the computer for friends and their businesses.
A mentor from his church introduced Alexander to website development. This mentor was eager to introduce teenagers to mechanical and technological fields. He let Alexander play around with the code and design of the church’s website, which opened Alexander’s eyes to a whole new world.
Alexander decided to attend college for a combination of print and web design. After careful consideration, he chose Rochester Institute of Technology, and their New Media Publishing major. What attracted him was the way the program incorporated art, design, and technology within one major.
Poster for student club event at RIT
While in college, he stayed involved with his church. He designed websites, branding, and logos for the church’s youth ministry. In addition to his academic instruction, he continued to gain real-world experience through a student job and co-op as a print and web designer, and created materials pro bono for student clubs.
After graduating college, Alexander accepted a full-time position as graphic and web designer for RIT. There, he worked on websites, content management systems, and a wide range of digital and print projects. In addition to that role, he built websites for a variety of clients as a freelance web designer. These included small businesses, individuals, churches, and non-profit organizations.
Today, Alexander leans on his twelve years of experience in multimedia design. He partners with churches, non-profit organizations, and small businesses to build websites and creative solutions. He consults on a variety of web and creative topics. And he is passionate about working with organizations who are making the world a better place.
A few of Alexander Gartley’s hobbies & interests