About Me

Hi, I'm Alex.

I design, build and research things from algorithms and genetics to furniture and web apps.

I'm fascinated by the intersection of the arts and sciences, and found in my Undergraduate work that Computational Biology is a field ripe for new techniques in data visualization and cutting edge algorithm development. I completed my Sc.B. in Computational Biology in May of 2015.

Currently, I lead design at Transcriptic in San Francisco. As a robotic cloud lab, we build robotic platforms and software to bring advanced automation to pharmaceutical drug discovery. I manage all design work at Transcriptic, from product design to marketing.

Prior to Transcriptic, I worked at IBM Design as a front end engineer and product designer. I contributed to the Carbon Design System, and the BlueMix cloud platform.

At Brown University, my work spanned Genetics, Cellular Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, helping to craft my focus on design thinking.

In my own time, I love to tinker with electronics, photography & video, and carpentry & metal working. Much of my personal work involves carpentry and interactive web-connected electronics, using platforms such as Arduino and Intel Edison.


I want to work on ground breaking technology that pushes the limits of automation.

I move fluently between UI/UX design and engineering. Most of my design work is done in code.

I like working on small, independent teams, held accountable for their successes and failures.

I love outdoor and adventure photography. Check me out on Instagram!

I have a (healthy) obsession with drafting pencils and graph paper sketch books.



  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Perl, Python, Java, Scala, MATLAB, C. Most recently, I've been immersed in React and the world of WebPack.
  • Git is a given. 
  • Experienced in full Adobe Creative Suite, with strong background in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, and Premier.
  • Familiar with SolidWorks, Rhino, and other common 3D rendering software.
  • Extensive, documented experience leading teams and managing large, multi-year projects.
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