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.
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.
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.
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 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.