My name is Alex Christian, I am a designer, creative and mentor with over 15 years of experience in all disciplines of design, creative strategy, and customer experience.
I have successfully directed large scale products, services and creative solutions for Fortune 500, large, medium, small and start-up companies. I have built brands, teams, and cultures from the ground up, co-foundered my own design studio and worked across 3 continents at some of the world’s best agencies.
I am a calm and confident leader and a clear communicator, experienced with managing large teams, internal stakeholders and clients at a senior level. I am an avid collaborator, an aesthete and an ardent ambassador for user-centered design and the business outcomes it unlocks.
I am currently at AKQA in San Francisco, where I lead the design department and client relationships across multiple accounts. Since joining AKQA my vision has been to elevate the customer experiences across a suite of products and services, provide leadership and mentorship to a 20+person team of diversely skilled designers and continue to grow and build equity in the AKQA brand.
I am an active member in the global design community, having previously served on the jury at FWA and currently on Awwwards — two of the most prestigious award bodies in digital design. Although currently based in San Francisco, I am originally from rural Australia and continue to embody my homegrown values of perseverance, mate-ship and “going with my gut” instincts.
My passion is, and always has been, design. In all forms, consciously and carefully considered design, makes products and services more useful, more desirable and more powerful. But most importantly, great design makes life richer and remains my focus, as I continue to learn and apply design thinking across a myriad of solutions for a legion of pioneering brands.