Alissa Kline

Alissa Kline

Strategy Director

Alissa is the strategic brains guiding each of the studio’s projects to success. From brand to digital to content strategy, she ensures all our work is well-researched, strategically sound, easy to love, and easy to use. She’s also responsible for crafting the long-term vision for Skidmore’s own brand and marketing as a 60-year-old legacy studio in a-changin’ times. A seasoned copywriter by trade, she’s a words and ideas person with a keen eye for detail and a love of all things design. She excels at helping brands find their voice and connect with consumers in meaningful, enduring ways.

SECRET SKILL

I can MacGyver like nobody’s business. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

WRITER CRUSHES

I have long-standing crushes on Rainer Maria Wilke, Zadie Smith, and Marilynne Robinson. My favorite writers tend to be those who write across genres and participate in thoughtful cultural criticism.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DETROIT

The people! All sorts of interesting, passionate, kind, strong folks live here.

MY IDEAL MEAL

Old-fashioneds to start. Salad piled high with greens, veggies, nuts, seeds, pickled things. Then a big bowl of homemade pasta—with wine. End with something chocolatey.    

MY KIND OF FUN

A long backpacking trip through any US National Park I’ve never visited.