Alex is a designer and software engineer who lives in San Francisco and works at Transcriptic.
Working in a Computational Biology lab at Brown University, I wondered why all our laboratory software was so hard to use. It didn’t seem like it needed to be that way – and I wanted to make it better. Before I knew it, I was neck deep in the design world – taking classes at RISD and launching apps with friends.
After graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology, I found a healthy mix of engineering and design at IBM Design. There I grew my design research and thinking experience, and honed my UX and front-end engineering skills. I missed the life sciences though, and Transcriptic offered the perfect next step.
I joined Transcriptic in 2016 as their first and only designer. Since then, I've built our design team and discipline establishing – among other things – a product development process grounded in user research, a design system called Amino, and a strong brand identity.