What's your favorite part of working at Blueprint Alaska?

As Blueprint Alaska’s newest member, I am excited about the opportunity that lies within this agency. I’m new to the agency world but am eager to learn and be a part of Alaska’s successes.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

When you live in a place as beautiful and adventurous as Alaska, you have to take advantage of it! Outside of work I love to go out hiking, kayaking, lake skating, attempting to ski, or just being outdoors. I have a passion for slow fashion, which means if I’m looking for some new clothes you’ll often find me at a local thrift store in town. I also love anything creative; I currently super enjoy practicing modern hand lettering and designing seed-bead earrings.

Which project was most satisfying to work on?

I’ve worked on few projects in my short time with Blueprint so far, but any work that makes our client’s life easier is a win in my book.

How did you end up working in public affairs?

I earned a degree in journalism and public communications with all intent to be a reporter. While I did enjoy my brief time as a reporter, a new opportunity in the communications field presented itself to me and I knew that was the route for me. Ending up in public affairs wasn’t ever on my radar but I’m glad I took a slightly different path than what I originally expected of myself.

Malia Barto is Blueprint Alaska’s junior account executive, specializing in copywriting, social media, and research.

Before joining the Blueprint Alaska team, Malia worked on the award-winning digital reporting teams at both KTVA 11 News and Alaska’s News Source, KTUU/KYES as a copyeditor and reporter/producer, respectively. She has spent time in Juneau, working in the communications office for the Alaska State Legislature’s Senate Majority. She is a lifelong Alaskan and a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications with a concentration in digital media and a minor in justice. On her off days, she is most likely out at a thrift store finding a good deal or some vintage tees, creating something for her Etsy or outside on an adventure with her almost-husband.



Malia Barto
Junior Account Executive