Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Originally from California, I’ve lived on Bainbridge Island since 2007, and in 2020 moved to Suquamish, WA. I’ve been a creative professional my entire adult life, as a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist for world-renowned companies such as Disney Theme Parks in Orlando, Florida (which included a life-altering expatriate detour in Tokyo, Japan for almost two years), and Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been the sole proprietor of my own business, Alex Sanso Creative, focusing on illustration and merchandise development.
From early in my career, I developed a passion for creating art that helps people celebrate and remember the travels, adventures, and special events in their lives—whether a long-planned family vacation to Walt Disney World, or an adventure through a US National Park. I’ve brought that passion home to my own backyard and now share the special qualities of Bainbridge Island and the Northwest through my art gifts and souvenirs, all produced locally. They’re available in my online shop, as well as at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Museum Store. My products are enjoyed and collected by visiting travelers and locals alike.