Ellen McAlister

Ellen McAlister

Los Angeles, CA, US



[ ELNM ] is the design consultancy of creative director Ellen McAlister. With more than a decade of diverse experience building brands, products, and spaces from conception to launch, [ ELNM ] specializes in getting new ideas off the ground, growing emerging brands, helping existing brands differentiate themselves, and clients of all kinds express themselves in design mediums including print, interactive, product, and interiors.



ELNM Design + Creative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer // Creative Director

Freelance designer and creative director working with a variety of small to mid-sized businesses on print, online, product, and environmental design projects.

Jan 2013 - current

eEvil Ink Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer // Co-Owner

Co-owner and designer at eEvil Ink Design, a novelty stationary and gift company specializing in dark humor. Designed and launched numerous product lines distributed in boutiques throughout the country and the UK, as well as in national retailers including Urban Outfitters and Virgin Megastores.

Aug 2003 - current

HStudio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Creative Director // Senior Designer

Progressive career; earned a promotion to Creative Director. Responsible for all design initiatives for a luxury art and furniture brand. Projects included the design and launch of new product lines, tradeshow and event design, print, interactive, marketing, and branding projects, custom furniture, environmental and interior design.

Apr 2003 - Jan 2013

Priscilla Presley Home, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

Responsible for the design, development and marketing of a new twenty category home decor and lifestyle brand developed by HStudio for celebrity client, Priscilla Presley. Duties included product design from concept to completion, including packaging and marketing, art directing photo shoots, and planning promotional events. Managed design and development team and supervised overseas manufacturing.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012


Emerson College, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, New Media Design

Sep 1997 - Jun 2001

Areas of Specialization