Allison Ezidore-Tassin is a native of Saint James, Louisiana. She currently resides with her husband and son in Wallace, Louisiana which is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish. She is the Creative Specialist/Graphic and Digital Designer for the Southern University Agricultural Extension & Research Center’s Office of Technology & Communication Services. In this role, she is responsible for producing all of the artwork for the SU Ag Center, College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Chancellor’s office. She started working at SU Ag Center in 2020 as the Graphic Artist/Web Content Specialist for the SNAP-ED and Cooperative Extension Programs. Her responsibilities include producing graphics, publications, branding and website designs for the SNAP-ED Program and Cooperative Extension Programs. She has rebranded and redesigned the SU Ag SNAP-ED website (www.suagnutrition.com) and the Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Farms & Businesses website (www.suagcertify.com).
Allison started free-handing at the age of five. She immediately noticed that she had a passion for art and music at a very young age. She enjoyed drawing underwater scenes which included fish, sea coral, and mermaids. While in grade school, she entered many art contests, was very successful and won numerous awards. “It is important for everyone (esp. kids) to participate in constructive activities that will help them to develop their God-given talents.” Eventually, she got into creating paintings, colored pencil sketches, jewelry and T-shirt art. She was an “indoor kid” who spent a majority of my time creating things.
Allison graduated from Louisiana Technical College in Graphic Communications & Desktop Publishing in the year 2000. The school recognized her motivation and found her a job before she graduated. This first job gave her the opportunity to design artwork for arena football teams in Louisiana. Over the years, she started working as a graphic designer for various companies in the Baton Rouge area as both an employee and contractor. She particularly enjoyed working for Plain Jane, Incorporated. She worked there for seven years and gained a lot of knowledge about wholesale manufacturing and product design. She designed ceramic dishes, clocks and other novelties for this company. The company sold these products in different stores across the nation. While working, she went back to school and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Southern University and A&M College with a minor in Business Marketing. Later in, she became an instructor at a technical institution teaching classes in the department of Visual Communications. She particularly love teaching youth to develop their talents.
Allison started her own small business, Créations de Dieu, in the year 2010. It focuses on customized novelty products, multi-media graphic design, web, and print services to personal clients, businesses, churches and organizations. Her most popular items are her customized, hand-painted wine glasses and plates.
From 2010-2014, Allison worked as a Paginator & Graphic Artist for The Enterprise Newspaper in Vacherie, Louisiana and three of Wick Communications newspapers: The L’Observateur of LaPlace, The Daily News of Bogalusa, and The Saint Tammany Scene. From 2014-2019, she worked as the Creative Developer for a billboard company in Thibodaux, LA.
Allison obtained her Master’s of Business Administration degree at Southern University and A&M College with a concentration in Entrepreneurship in December 2021. In the future, she also plans to teach students the art of web development, graphic design, and how to start their own businesses. “The Lord has placed my artwork in households across the nation, in the hands of thousands through newspapers, and in the eyes of millions driving along the highways. His promotions are greatly appreciated!”
Allison’s motto is to always go with your OWN vision. “God made each and everyone of us uniquely different with special gifts and talents. Use what He has given you with confidence. Do not let His gifts go in vain. Trust me, He will not fail you.”