Alyssa Ackerman is a designer and strategist focusing on User Experience research and insights. She lives in Portland but works internationally and focuses on website design, marketing, user experience strategy, content strategy, content creation, and graphic design. Her services range from mentoring, teaching, consulting, and content creation.


Website design + launch

User-experience-focused websites are my specialty. I do a lot of my sites on Squarespace because I love their transparent and inexpensive pricing structure. Clients love it because it’s easy for them to manage after launch and the sites are clean, beautiful, and search engine optimized.

If you’re in need of graphic design whether it’s for print or digital purposes, I can help. I design logos, social assets, album art, kids illustrations, cards, and more.

Graphic Design

Branding + Marketing

In need of some Strategy? I help brands develop their brand strategies, marketing strategies, and content strategy.

  • Brand Strategy

    • UX Research & Strategy (including persona and journey development)

    • Identity development (visual and voice)

  • Marketing Strategy

    • Channel strategy

    • Messaging, scheduling, analytics

  • Content Strategy

    • Editorial calendar

    • Content creation, scheduling, analytics

UX Consultant

Got a website or product that works but could be better? Hire me to research and optimize your customer experience. I’ll dig into the analytics, run user research, and present a strategy based on consumer insights to boost business and smooth out any existing bumps. I have more than 7 years of experience with both Marketing and Product teams as well as B2B and B2C industries.

Content Strategy + Creation

Writing is my work but also my passion. I can help you identify exactly what content you need to connect with your audience and what platforms are most worthy of your time and attention.  I will develop a content strategy and editorial calendar for you and your team based on consumer insights, industry best practices, and 7 years of experience in the space.

I am a designer and writer. Let me know what you need and we can work hourly or as a bid.

Interested in UX but not sure how to get started? Or are you already doing some UX but haven’t been trained in it? I work 1:1 with students and professionals around the world and offer individual sessions as well as packages. Whether you're working on a specific deadline-based project or you're interested in learning more about this dynamic field, I will work with you to understand the entire process, deliverables, and how this work can be woven into your current work flow or team. 

User Experience Mentor

Whether you're at a start up, an agency, or your a one-(wo)man shop, let's talk digital marketing. From business strategy to marketing strategy and implementation, we can take your business to the next level. I work with individual sessions as well as packages depending on your needs. We will get very clear on your goals, your success metrics, and make a realistic plan to get there.

Marketing Mentorship