Hello. My name is Alexis.
I’m a Maine-based business stylist and a coffee addict. I own about a thousand pairs of TOMS. I try to live a vegan life but sometimes I cave and eat Annie’s mac and cheese, or those milk-chocolate-covered graham crackers they sell at Starbucks. Somewhere inside me I know that life’s not perfect, but that doesn’t seem to stop me from trying to make everything I do the best I’ve ever done, whether it’s my makeup or wrapping Christmas gifts or building websites.
I launched Alexis the Greek the summer before my 30th birthday. My background was in coffee (if you’re wondering if I can draw a heart on top of your latte, the answer is yes). Leaving the industry was a big leap of faith. I didn’t know what was going to happen; I just knew I needed to make a change, and I needed to make it now—before I spent another ten years doing something that was always supposed to be temporary. Photography and web design were two things I knew how to do, and do well, and I really understood and cared about small business, so everything kind-of merged.
When I opened up myself to the possibility of doing something new, two amazing things happened: First, I started getting work. Real work. I didn’t expect it to happen right away, but it did. First photography gigs, and from there, web design gigs. But secondly, I found myself reconnecting with a creative part of myself I’d been missing for a long time. I’d always been an artist—coffee had been a detour. Now I’m back on the right road for me, my workday flies by, and the best part of it is I get to help other people do what I’m doing—chase that thing that keeps them alive. And it's awesome.
When I’m not taking photos or building websites, you can often find me hanging out at Barnes & Noble, binge-watching Gilmore Girls, reading Harry Potter for the thousandth time, or trying recipes I found on Pinterest.