Dina Alcalay Pearlman
Dina is a versatile visual arts professional, creative director, and educator. She has worked in photography, graphic design and web design since 1985, and has a broad understanding of visual communications media. She learned how to use computers very early on in the digital revolution, and this gives her a unique advantage in today’s market.
Dina’s first web experience was in the Dot-Com era, creating web pages in the late 1990s. She was worked for numerous clients and collectively has 17 years in educational web services.
Dina is comfortable with all facets of web development including coding, UI/UX design, project management, SEO and general marketing. In addition, she brings over 20 years of graphic design including design, production and branding in print media and has designed everything from tote bags to full-length books.
In her first blog post, she describes some of her experiences from the early days of computer graphics:
I landed a job at Houghton Mifflin Publishing in the late 1980’s, doing paste-up for book jackets in the art department, but the paste-up didn’t last very long, and I learned how to use Macs on the job. We were the first publishing company to use computers. I took to them like a fish to water. It was fun, easy and best of all, a new and highly desirable skill. I used Aldus Freehand, Adobe Illustrator 88 and Microsoft something. While I was terrible at paste-up, I excelled at learning the computer and software, and I never looked back.