Canyon Creative Strategist: Alicia Cobos, Senior Designer
We betcha didn’t know these interesting facts about Alicia:
- Taught the sign language alphabet to herself when she was 8 years old
- Won Miss Teen Las Vegas when she was 16
- Backpacked through Italy, France
- Drove from the West Coast to East Coast several times by herself
- Took a year off from design and studied to be a paralegal and spent many hours in Regent University Law Library citing cases
- Swam with wild stingrays in the Grand Cayman Islands
- Nominated class president three different years
- Won an award for woodworking
- Been in a national poetry reading contest
- Nominated for the American Legion Award
Alicia has been in love with art and design since the first day she picked up a crayon. Constantly drawing, painting, and making things as she grew up, Alicia always knew she wanted to pursue a creative career.
Growing up with a single mom who had four children, the family didn’t always have money for extracurricular activities. But, Alicia found a way to surround herself with creative activities and the arts. Whether it was book club readings, after-school art
In high school, Alicia majored in Graphic Design and minored in Animation. She learned about
After graduating in 2004, Alicia traveled to Pau, France for six weeks to study photography and art with UNLV’s Study Abroad Consortium. She spent two additional months exploring France, Spain
Alicia has had the privilege to work with an amazing team on some incredible projects and won many design awards in the process. Wynn Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic — Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Grant a Gift for Autism, Caesars Entertainment, The Palazzo, Dan’s Minocqua Fudge, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services are just a few of the many clients Alicia has worked with during her tenure at Canyon Creative.
Alicia also found time to join AIGA-the professional association for design, Las Vegas chapter, where she volunteered and was Programming Director for several years.
While she spends most of her days designing at the computer, she is still passionate about finding ways to work with her hands. She continues to practice with mediums such as photography, sketching
Alicia has a wonderful husband, two energetic little sons, lots of extended