about

ec·lec·tic
iˈklektik/
1. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Alison Saracena

My life has been eclectic - photographer, teacher, restaurant hostess, faux finish artisan, nonprofit founder, entrepreneur, consultant, website & graphic designer. San Francisco and Kolkata, India have been home to me, and currently I live in Vientiane, Laos. My passions include travel, reading, cooking, gardening and the arts - not necessarily in that order.

My dream was to start a project in India that would be managed by the stakeholders and self-supporting - the success of this hybrid project combining non-profit and for-profit is an evolving process. My role as founder was to step aside and trust that the staff, all former students, have the skills and tools needed for success - now it's time for the next generation to continue and expand the project.

I've circled back to where I started - aesthetic expression. My talent is to transform ideas into visual reality. I design websites and other graphic manifestations for people whose visions I understand.