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Alexander Russell

Alexander Russell

Designer
Lincoln, NE, United States
Member since May 25, 2016
Alex is a product designer who wants to work with you. He partners with startups, organizations, and nonprofits to rethink design strategies or invent new ones. Alex has helped startups receive collectively over $500,000 in funding. He also co-operates a research and design collective called Collectively Made.
Alexander is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    Archrival
    • Led the product design efforts on a collaboration tool currently being used by over 500 users.
    • Implemented a design system framework to in an effort to increase the speed of design iteration and development.
    • Organized a user testing process to yield a better understanding of user persona needs in order to better prioritize roadmap.
    • Worked with big brand stakeholders such as by Adidas, Teva Sanuk, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and Spotify.
    • Conceptualized and tested features in an attempt to validate ideas before wasting development time.
    Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, Wireframing, Docs
  • Founder | Lead Designer
    2016 - PRESENT
    Collectively Made
    • Formed an LLC to act as a worker-owned cooperative of problem-solvers committed to making life better with technology.
    • Leveraged the collective structure in order to curate the best talents and collaborate as an agile unit.
    • Worked with a variety of clients, local and abroad, on diverse and experimenting projects.
    • Took on a variety of projects including website & mobile application design, to kiosk hardware, to presentation designs.
    • Designed and developed a mobile app from scratch that replaces the paper-based processes of a health and human services company.
    Technologies: Wireframing, Sketch, InVision, Adobe CC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Design
    2009 - 2013
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln - Lincoln, NE, USA
Experience
  • Sketch6 years
  • Design Thinking5 years
  • Branding5 years
  • User Interface (UI)5 years
  • Human-centered Design (HCD)5 years
  • User Experience (UX)4 years
  • Agile4 years
  • Product Design4 years
Tools
  • Sketch
Lincoln, NE, United States
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