About Ali


Ali Nelson is the multidisciplinary artist behind Ali Makes Things. 

Ali believes art is powerful and that making things with meaning can change both us and our world. She uses social media as a medium to jumpstart real and honest conversations about complex topics.

Originally from Northern California, she splits her time between Atlanta and Santa Barbara. After studying in Criminal Justice in college, she attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and studied Fine Art.

Since then, she has launched a Fun Mail Club (kind of like Birchbox for prints) and actively partners with numerous nonprofits she believes in. Some of her awesome clients have included: American Greetings, Shutterfly, Warner Brothers, Kohler, and even the Pope.

Keep in touch via her Instagram: @alimakesthings