Staff in the spotlight- Week 12!

Oct 15, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

1.   

Name:  Marcy Miller  

2.   

Title at ALI:  Accounting Administrator  

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Track all money coming in and going out.  

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Surrealism and Renaissance.   

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  NA 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

Jenny Newland, William Vanderdasson, Moises Levy, and Nicky Boehme.

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Ohio 

8.   

What is your family like?  Very far away- Ohio, Florida, and Texas 

9.   

What do you do in your free time?  I have a 5 year old, what is free time?   

 10.           

What is your favorite TV show?  Criminal Minds

 11.                 

What is your favorite song?  I love most all music, my favorite changes often.  

 12.                 

What is your favorite food? Italian 

 13.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Ireland   

 

 

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 11!

Oct 07, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

1.    Name: Joe Mozer

2.    Title at ALI: Imaging Specialist

 3.    What does your job require you to do? Make magical high res files for our archive. I also help users connect and transfer files to our FTP.

 4.    What is your favorite type of art? Daguerreotype, Woodcut prints, pen and ink.

  5.    What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  It would be cool to go to PhotoPlus.

 6.    What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)? 

Nina Papiorek, Bob Byerley, Sebastien Lory, Maciej Duczynski

7.    Where did you grow up? Long Island – Suffolk County.

  8.    What is your family like? Dad’s a Hydro-Geologist turned Science Teacher, Mom designed kitchens (really they’re both old hippie’s at heart) and my older brother does graphic design in NYC.

  9.    What do you do in your free time? Spin records, write Atari BASIC, record and play guitar.

  10.                  What is your favorite movie/TV Show? It’s a toss up between Brazil and Vertigo for movies, Right now its Community for TV.

  11.                  What is your favorite song? “Pull Away-So Many times” by Dust.

 12.                  What is your favorite book?  “Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

13.                  What is your favorite food? Chicken Tetrazinni.

 14.                  If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go? Nepal.

 15.                  What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

I’m an old school AD&D nerd.

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 10!

Sep 30, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

 

1.   

Name:  Zoe Anderson  

2.   

Title at ALI:  Art Director   

 3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Now that the smart guys in the art department are here to do the techie stuff, I am available to assist our artists in creating optimum imagery for licensing. I also get to play around with ideas to design images for our licensing team and their customers.  

 4.   

What is your favorite type of art? I’m a graphic designer and love the bold angular compositions of Russian Constructivism and Bauhaus idealism. But then, I could spend all my time looking at the masters and learn something new everyday.  

 5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  NY Tabletop show. Small venue, big city… terrific art and design  

 6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

 We have some wonderful graphic designers as of late: Anderson Design, Steven Thomas, Anthony Freda, and Fiona-Stokes Gilbert.

 7.   

Where did you grow up?  Saratoga Springs, NY  

 8.   

What is your family like? I have 2 older brothers, its all about the athletic challenge to try to one up each other… we have fun.    

 9.   

What do you do in your free time?  I just moved to  Vermont, so I rearrange furniture.

 10.           

What is your  movie?  I love the desert in “Lawrence of Arabia,”

 11.                 

What is your favorite song?  “You can’t always get what you want”

 12.                 

What is your favorite book? “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

 13.                 

What is your favorite food? Anderson’s Pretzels and mustard

 14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Ayers Rock, Australia

 15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

Can’t wait to experience this terrific state, love those Green Mountains 

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 9!

Sep 23, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

 

1.   

Name:  Miguel Guardado Avelar  

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Archive Manager

 

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Manage the archive  

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Art with a positive and meaningful message  

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  Surtex

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

 

All of our artists are great. My biased is towards Bill Bell and Anthony Freda.

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Several Places, was born in California.  

 

8.   

What is your family like? Awesome!  

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time?  Read and relax

 

10.                 

What is your TV Show? Currently, “Everyone Loves Raymond”

 

11.                 

What is your favorite song?  Anything Bob Dylan

 

12.                 

What is your favorite book? Historical Books

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Mexican

 

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Greece

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

 

I believe cars are art J

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 8!

Sep 16, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

 

1.   

Name:  Nolan Rolnick 

 

2.    Title at ALI:  Art Department

 

3.    What does your job require you to doClient order fulfillment and archive maintenance.

 

4.    What is your favorite type of art? Illustration and Surrealism

 

5.    What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  I’ve never been to a trade show, but I’d love to attend one of the European Shows.

 

6.    What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

Anderson Design Group, David Galchutt, Green Girl Canvas, and Philippe Sainte-Laudy

 

7.    Where did you grow up?  Southern Vermont 

 

8.    What is your family like? Ridiculous  

 

9.    What do you do in your free time?  Play Drums, Write Music, and Ride Motorcycles

 

10.                  What is your movie? Clerks II

 

11.                  What is your favorite song?  Anything written by Claudio Sanchez  

 

12.                  What is your favorite book? The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Rulz

 

13.                  What is your favorite food? Pizza

 

14.                  If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  New Zealand, but only if I could teleport there! 9-10 hours on a plane is my max. I’ll totally freak out.

 

15.                  What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

Refer to questions 4-14 

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 7!

Sep 09, 2013

 

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

1.   

Name:  Gordon P. Black   

  

2.   

Title at ALI:  Corporate Counsel 

 

3.   

What does your job require you to doWrite and review contracts. 

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Post-impressionism and American Realism

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  N/A 

 

6.   

Where did you grow up?  Kentucky  

  

7.   

What is your family like? All boys! 

 

8.   

What do you do in your free time?  Cook, hike, and swim. 

 

9.   

What is your movie/TV show? The Graduate/ 400 Blows 

 

10.                 

What is your favorite song?  “Wichita Lineman”

 

11.                 

What is your favorite book? Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy

 

12.                 

What is your favorite food? Pizza or good Southern BBQ

 

13.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Back to my old summer camp on Lake Michigan   

 

 

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 6!

Sep 02, 2013

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire

 

1.   

Name:  Dara Bentley    

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Contract Manager  

 

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Write and send contracts.  

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Photography  

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  N/A  

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  

Jeff Pica, Galloimages, Celia Kelly, Kris Klejnot

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Argyle, NY  

 

8.   

What is your family like? Athletic   

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time?  RUN!  

 

10.                 

What is your favorite TV show? Bones  

 

11.                 

What is your favorite song?  Depends on the moment  

 

12.                 

What is your favorite author? Roald Dahl  

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Peanut butter wraps

 

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  New Zealand

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share?

I’m a long distance runner! 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 5!

Aug 26, 2013

 


 

This is the third installment of our "Staff in the Spotlight" series so you can get to know all of us!  

 To learn more about our Licensing Associate, Cléa, check out her uncensored answers to our questionnaire below.  

 

 

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire 

 

1.   

Name:  Cléa Bériau   

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Licensing Associate

 

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  Find innovative products to license images for, communicate effectively with customers and coworkers, keep an open mind when viewing art (there is art for everyone).

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? I have learned to embrace all genres of art; conceptual art inspires me.

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  ALL OF THEM!  

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)?  Dawg Art, Carla Martell, David Galchutt, Sidney Paul & Co 

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Upstate, NY  

 

8.   

What is your family like? Quirky, just like anybody else’s family.  

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time? Visit galleries and museums, read, and embrace the outdoors.  

 

10.                 

What is your favorite movie/TV show? My favorite movie is “Moonrise Kingdom” and my favorite TV show is “Parks and Rec”

 

11.                 

What is your favorite song? “Same Love” by Macklemoore 

 

12.                 

What is your favorite book? “Aesop’s Fable” 

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Pizza 

 

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  New Zealand  

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share? My background is in horticulture and cultural anthropology. I love plants and traveling. 

 

  

 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 4!

Aug 19, 2013

 

 

This is the third installment of our "Staff in the Spotlight" series so you can get to know all of us!  

 To learn more about our Licensing Associate, Courtney Gonyea, check out her uncensored answers to our questionnaire below.  

 

 

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire 

 

1.   

Name:  Courtney Gonyea   

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Licensing Associate  

 

3.   

What does your job require you to doKnow my clients likes, make sales, and direct artists. 

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Colorful pieces that tell a story.   

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  Surtex 

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)? Jenny Newland, William Vanderdasson, Nicky Boehme, and Lucie Bilodeau.  

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Whitehall, NY  

 

8.   

What is your family like? Loving, caring, fun, and LOUD J

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time? Spending time with my fiancé (Josh), stepson (Elijah), and 2 Pitbulls (Levy and Ammo). We try to do as much as we can outside.  

 

10.                 

What is your favorite TV show? Parks and Rec, The Middle, and Modern Family.  

 

11.                 

What is your favorite song? Way too many. I am always singing with the radio.  

 

12.                 

What is your favorite book? “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss  

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Scallops 

 

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Greece 

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share? You think my last name is hard now, wait until I get married J  

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the spotlight- Week 3!

Aug 12, 2013

 

 

This is the third installment of our "Staff in the Spotlight" series so you can get to know all of us!  

 To learn more about our Licensing Associate, Syrena O'Neil, check out her uncensored answers to our questionnaire below.  

 

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire 

 

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Name:  Syrena O'Neil  

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Licensing Associate/ Social Media Liaison   

 

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  I make sales, work with artists to develop art for my customers, update the social media sites, organize trade shows and plan travel accommodations.  

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? My favorite type of art is Whimsical, but I am inspired by photography.   

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)?  My favorite show is the Atlanta Gift Show!  

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)? Color Bakery, Jennifer Nilsson, Fiona Stokes-Gilbert,  Karen Middleton.  

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Whitehall, NY  

 

8.   

What is your family like? Fun! 

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time? I love spending time with my husband and 2 dogs (Marley and Bear) camping, kayaking, swimming, snowmobiling, etc.  

  

Marley         Syrena and Her Husband          Bear

                                     

 

10.                 

What is your favorite movie/TV show? Favorite movie= Clueless. Favorite TV show= The Middle or Modern Family 

 

11.                 

What is your favorite song? “Sugar Magnolia”- The Greateful Dead   

 

12.                 

What is your favorite book? Too many to choose just 1 

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Tacos 

 

 

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  Greece 

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share? I love to laugh and have a good time. I am rarely serious- 90% of what I say is a line from a funny movie.   

  

Posted by: syrenam

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