Hi, I'm Alex, And i love design.
Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by design and why things are the way they are. It always interested me to consider that every single thing I interacted with daily was intentionally designed to be that way. Someone made the decisions, someone chose those colors, it's all a part of this design process.
Design is a part of everything that I do. During the day, I am a digital designer. Most of my work is focused on web design, where I face the challenge of communicating information for companies to their customers in the most efficient way.
Outside of work, I lead the Chicago chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design - an organization created by Jessica Walsh to empower and create a community for women in the creative industry. I'm also an active member of AIGA and evolveHer, and I teach courses and consult at The Alliance Labs.
I love meeting new people and exploring Chicago. So if you like dogs, ice cream or superhero tv shows, there's a good chance we'll get along. Drop a line so we can connect!
Some fun facts
I can play five different instruments (piano, violin, guitar, clarinet and flute) and know how to direct and read music. I love to run very fast (in short distances) and play lots of sports, but soccer is still my favorite. Lately, you'll find me on my Peloton, the bike that goes nowhere. I've known that I wanted to work in design since I was 11 years old. I prefer coconut milk in my coffee. I love finding new television shows to watch, but every Saturday in the fall you can find me watching college football.
A picture of my life
I've spent the majority of my life living in the north, but my heart belongs to Texas. Design is a huge passion of mine and always has been. Whether it's redesigning a website or exploring Chicago for new inspiration, I love finding ways to integrate my life into my love of design. I love to cook and play sports. I have an adorable dog, Ewok, and an awesome husband, John. Music is a huge part of my life. I try to see the beauty in everything around me.