Alan Valek is a multidisciplinary designer with over 20 years of experience creating engaging visual elements. He works across multiple mediums with expertise in iOS, web, animation, usability, print, and photography.
His interest for design was sparked early on by growing up in the bmx freestyle scene of the mid-80s, being inspired by its bold graphics and imagery. That same curiosity eventually led Alan into the action sports industry, where he bunny-hopped his way to the top as Senior Art Director for Blitz, a skateboard distribution company owned by Per Welinder and Tony Hawk.
In his latest role, Alan is creating the best fueling experience with the Exxon Mobil Rewards+™ app for iOS and Android, along with App Clips. He is a lead designer on the fuels team, and has worked with IBM, Apple, and Google on various rewards program initiatives.
Alan’s animated sticker packs for iOS messages, C.H.A.D. and Killer Stickers, have dominated the #1 spot in the App Store several times with over 16,000 downloads. His work has been published in Nice To Meet You Too (Viction:ary) and 1000 More Greetings (Aesthetic Movement). His designs have also been featured on numerous websites including FPO (For Print Only), Web Designer Depot and Boy Genius Report.