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Alice Palamidessi is the Creative Director of alicebydesign.
A top rated graphic design and photography studio offering creative solutions to companies across all markets including: high tech, medical, retail, services, real estate, finance, and more. She brings more than 20 years of online and offline business experience to small start-up companies needing a basic logo design to large corporations requiring high-end collateral, photography, or web development.
Alice was born in Virginia and moved to the Florida Keys when she was eleven after the hectic pace of D.C. took a toll on her parents will.
When she wasn’t diving off the docks into the intercoastal waterways of the Gulf of Mexico or assuming the role of first mate on the family’s 28 ft. Morgan sailboat, she was studying design and photography at Florida International University. Before graduation she attended an art/cultural study program based in Italy which really changed things for Alice. There was something about studying art in the hills of Tuscany that awoke the creative spirit within her. This experience played an important role in shaping her perspective on the creative process and how art and design play a critical role in the evolution of everything. Shortly after returning from Italy Alice moved to California to be closer to the art community. She got a job working for Dialog Information Services (a spin-off of Lockheed Corp.), splitting her time between graphic design and photography.
Her career really took off when a tiny electronic box called a Mac SE came on to the market.
She was overcome with curiosity at how this modern marvel could give her the power to express her artistic vision to the world with just a few clicks of a mouse. Something that used to challenge her with a pencil and a piece of paper.
You will find a MacBook Pro, and a Canon 5D in her toolbox now as she continues to fulfill aggregate roles as creative director, designer, and photographer.
She loves getting to know her customer and she takes every opportunity to learn about them and their business. Alice has earned her stripes in creative communications and is working on taking alicebydesign to the next level.
Richard Palamidessi is General Manager for alicebydesign.
He’s the guy behind the scenes managing the day to day activities working on lead generation, action plans, and account growth. Richard has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Engineering, and Marketing for the Electronics Industry. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a BSEE and has an MBA in International Business and Finance.
It’s no surprise that Richard has always been interested in electronics and everything related to personal computing.
Growing up in the Silicon Valley he was influenced by his environment in various ways. His Uncle Aldo was an engineer, his Aunt Lillian worked at Dalmo Victor, a company in the early stages of experimentation and innovation in the fields of radio, television, and military electronics. His younger brother Michael used his degree in engineering to land a job at HP. And it didn’t hurt that his father dreamed of his son as being the next Steve Jobs.
At the core of his entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed in the industry was his desire to solve problems.
This emerged from his days in high school when he would visit the local Goodwill Store on his way home from school to buy an old TV. He couldn’t wait to get it home and tear it apart to see how it worked and use the parts to build new ones. Needless to say, the Palamidessi household always had a working TV to watch. The knowledge that he gained by tinkering with technology proved to be very valuable when he would later go on to design electronic systems for Apple, HP, Sharp, and Epson.
Later on in his career, as the semi conductor industry faced growth challenges, Richard did some soul searching to see how he could make further contributions to the high tech industry.
Having worked at larger companies in the valley, he wanted to determine if his skills and knowledge could now be applied to a smaller entrepreneurial start-up. As luck would have it, he ran into Alice, who was looking to apply her skills and knowledge in a similar start-up fashion, and needed someone to help get a business off the ground. One thing led to another and alicebydesign was born. Richard loves being the engineer behind the business as he has always had visions of wearing a General Manager’s hat. His knack for analytics and piecing things together creates a great foundation for success.