Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander

Designer, Strategist, Entrepreneur and Explorer

Location
San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Industry
Design

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Danny Alexander's Overview

Current
  • Innovator in Residence at IDEO.org
  • Partner at Who Gives a Crap
  • Faculty at School of Visual Arts
Past
  • Chief Design Officer at Liga Masiva
  • Independent Consultant at Independent Consultant
  • Co-Founder at Black and Blue Design
  • Design Specialist at Catapult Design
  • Shapeshifter (Manager, Industrial Design) at Method
  • Designer at SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology)
  • Design Researcher at Nest NYC
Education
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Danny Alexander's Summary

I’m a designer and strategist, an entrepreneur and explorer. I’m currently an Innovator in Residence at IDEO.org and a Partner at Who Gives A Crap. I’m also on the faculty of SVA’s forthcoming Design for Social Innovation program and sit on the Board of Advisors for Design Impact and Digital Democracy. In past lives I founded Black and Blue Design in Argentina and served as Chief of Product Design at Liga Masiva, Trustee of the Awesome Foundation NY, Design Specialist at Catapult Design and Shapeshifter at Method. I’ve also consulted on design and social innovation projects with clients ranging from Plum Organics to IDEO. In eighth grade I pitched a no-hitter.

Danny Alexander's Experience

Innovator in Residence

IDEO.org

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Design industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay Area

I'm one of four Global Fellows with IDEO.org. From the website: "The IDEO.org Fellowship Program fosters design leaders of the future. Basically, it’s a mash-up of wildly passionate and talented people from the design, business and social sectors: three IDEO designers and a collection of promising leaders from around the globe. For twelve months, these Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating to make the world a better place."

Partner

Who Gives a Crap

June 2010Present (4 years 4 months)

Good for you. Great for the World. We're launching a philanthropic toilet paper company, and contributing 50% of our profits to build toilets in the developing world.

Faculty

School of Visual Arts

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

I've signed up to teach in the forthcoming Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts.

Board of Advisors

Design Impact

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Design industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Cincinnati Area

Design Impact is a non-profit organization that partners professional designers with community organizations. These designers work on-site with innovative organizations and the communities they serve to design and implement life-improving solutions.

Board of Advisors

Digital Democracy

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Computer & Network Security industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) New York, NY

We are catalysts for 21st century democracy. Dd is composed of an adaptive, creative and effective team. We create agile programs with human-centric design and on-the-ground analysis & evaluation. We write and publish reports for global academic and institutional use. We combine unique passion, youthful drive, human rights expertise and experience pioneering technology in 21 countries to date.

Chief Design Officer

Liga Masiva

June 2010July 2012 (2 years 2 months) New York, NY and Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

We're building a Global Farmer's Market. Or at least we were. We officially closed our doors in July 2012.

Independent Consultant

Independent Consultant

June 2010July 2012 (2 years 2 months)

Design, Strategy and Social Innovation.

Self-Employed; 1-10 employees; Design industry

April 2009June 2010 (1 year 3 months) Buenos Aires, Argentina

Design Specialist

Catapult Design

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Design industry

October 2008June 2010 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Shapeshifter (Manager, Industrial Design)

Method

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Consumer Goods industry

March 2007April 2009 (2 years 2 months)

Designer

SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology)

2006March 2007 (1 year)

Design Researcher

Nest NYC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Design industry

August 2006January 2007 (6 months)

Danny Alexander's Skills & Expertise

  1. Design Strategy
  2. Design Thinking
  3. Product Design
  4. Experience Design
  5. Industrial Design
  6. Design Research
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Social Entrepreneurship
  9. User Experience Design
  10. Adobe Creative Suite
  11. Social Innovation
  12. User Experience
  13. Interaction Design
  14. Service Design
  15. User-centered Design
  16. Nonprofits
  17. Product Innovation
  18. Concept Generation
  19. Design Management
  20. Ethnography
  21. Sketching
  22. User Research
  23. Rapid Prototyping
  24. User Interface Design
  25. Concept Development
  26. Concept Design
  27. Packaging
  28. Information Architecture
  29. Information Design
  30. Creative Direction
  31. Brand Architecture
  32. Branding & Identity
  33. Persona
  34. Strategic Design
  35. Research Design
  36. Participatory Design

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Danny Alexander's Education

Pratt Institute

BID, Industrial Design

20022006

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