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Alexis Balinski Crabtree (she/her)

Senior Manager of Creative Services

Community Relations & Communications

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Alexis (she/her) is focused on digital asset management, design operations, project management, graphic design, process development & systemization, instructional design.

Alexis (Balinski) Crabtree joined the Mote family as a graphic designer in May 2014. In 2019, she was promoted to Manager of Visual Engagement, where she was responsible for the presentation of Mote’s visual brand to a number of different audiences. In 2024, Alexis was promoted to Senior Manager of Creative Services. In this new role, she provides direction, management and mentorship for the CRC’s incredible creative team — a talented collection of graphic designers, photographers and writers. Alexis works closely with Mote’s PR & Marketing team, as well as other heads of departments, to establish deadlines, milestones and workflow processes for the successful execution of creative projects at Mote.


BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (minor in Marine Science)

2023 Platinum Hermes Creative Award
2023 Gold Hermes Creative Award
2023 GDUSA In-House Design Award

Current Publications

Crabtree, Alexis; Fogel, Jaime (2022). Mote Marine Laboratory’s organisation-wide approach to digital asset management: A case study. Journal of Digital Media Management, 10(4), 330-341.