Theresa D’Alessandro moved to South Jersey from New York. She studied Industrial Design, at Pratt Institute. It is there where she got a taste for travel. Her participation in their study abroad program allowed her a chance to take classes at the Tyler School of Art, in Rome. Immediately, she realized she would like to work in a job that was fast paced. One that would afford her exposure to lots of new things. Landing a job where “shopping“ was part of one’s job requirements was just an unexpected bonus. Forever a kid at heart, a career in toy design and development was a great start. As the need for technology seeped into or lives, she ventured towards developing electronic toys and consumer products. This exposed her to working with even many licensors.
In 2006, an opportunity to work at Artcraft Promotional Products presented itself, so Theresa applied for the job. The transition from developing licensed impulse items to working for a company that offered them was an easy one. Now in Sales, most requests don’t require designing new products. But, she has the potential and innovative spirit to seek out and create custom items when the opportunities knocks.
In her free time, Theresa loves digging in her garden. When not flinging mulch or pulling weeds, she enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. Her best buds now call Montana home. So her goal is to visit them. There she hopes to convince them to join her on her bucket list adventures or learn of others to add.