Alison is an imaginative, adventurous, and certifiably Midwestern gal with a passion for graphic design, photography, and other creative miscellanies.

As a kid, Alison thought all of her artistic creations—including those done on her dad’s Macintosh Classic—were masterpieces. Art school and a decade of experience have humbled her, but she still has a child-like enthusiasm for the creative process.

Alison is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, with minors in Theater and Political Science. She also honed skills in winter driving, cold weather camping, and Nordic wildlife observation. In the fall of 2008, Alison moved from the comfortably cold Motherland of Minnesota to Chicago.

Happily settled in the Windy City, Alison is a proud resident of Pilsen. Experienced in graphic design, photography, creative project management, art direction, and leading creative teams, Alison is proud to have worked with some of Chicago’s premiere non-profit, cultural, and tourist destinations such as the City of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.


Exhibitions & Awards

Golden Trumpet Award: Marketing
Publicity Club of Chicago, 2016

Chicago Skyline Award:
Associations and Nonprofit Organizations

Public Relations Society of America, 2016

Golden Trumpet Award: Communications Materials
(Brochures, Booklets or Books)
Publicity Club of Chicago, 2015

Chicago Skyline Award: Single Issue Publications
Public Relations Society of America, 2015

BFA Exhibition: Graphic Shenanigans
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth, 2007

© Alison Neidt Toonen, 2017.
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