I currently work for GS remotely in Austin, Texas.
To learn more about my past roles, hover over the items on the left.
Hi - I'm Alexander Green. My philosophy as a designer is that of a product manager - work through every feature and its components to ensure that we solve a user problem in the least amount of steps (and make it fun to use!).
I graduated from the University of Scranton in 2015 with a degree in Strategic Communications. After graduating I consulted under the name Alexander & Company, focused on UX for web and mobile apps, web design, product branding, digital and physical ads, marketing materials, and more.
I’ve had an unorthodox journey in my career, but it’s given me a broader perspective on building great products.
Outside of work, I love travel, live music, working on Land Cruisers, basketball (Nets and Rockets) and Formula 1 (#TeamLH). I was born and raised in Brooklyn, spent most of my career in NYC, and moved to Austin, Texas in 2019.
Goldman Sachs has a lot of 'firsts' for my career - working in an office full time, financial services, and a large organization. This role gave me an incredible education in understanding the importance of colloboration and communication across teams and projects.
Scalr changed my perspective on everything a company could offer. I learned what makes a business work - passionate and strong leadership, interconnected teams, and consistency in product development and vision.
After teaching myself how to code over six months (Angular 1 and Ruby), I got an internship as a full stack engineer. I learned about the fundamentals of working with an experienced team, how to code in an evolving organization, the depth of great design, and how the social world of startups worked.
After college, I was determined to run my own business. I started consulting from my bedroom and eventually moved to a WeWork. It was a crucial time for me - I learned to take absolute responsbility as a business owner and push complex projects to completion.
College was an incredible mix of personal freedom, friendships and memories. I earned a degree in Strategic Communications that balanced business skills with the fundamentals of design, advertising and marketing.
Here are some projects that I've worked on recently. I approach each project as if it were a full time job or a client request. You can see the source code, screenshots, and a post that walks through the design process.
Coach is a daily SMS text bot that sends me a text (using Flask + Twilio API) with my goals for the quarter - as both a motivation and a reminder. I also have a simple UI to CRUD these goals. In addition, I can text Coach to reflect, in-the-moment, on any recent decisions I’ve made. At the end of the week, I get a summary email with a list of any reflections I’ve texted. There’s also less interesting stuff, like bill and birthday reminders. Coach is an on-going project - the more I’ll think about the features I need in daily life, I can use Coach to build and integrate them into my life.
Commodity Explorer is a web app for exploring, charting, and predicting prices for commodities across different industries. Built with a React front end, Node.js backend, CI/CD pipleine via GitLab and is deployed on AWS. The goals of this project were to build a product that worked with extensive financial data from multiple sources, develop another tool with real-world utility, and to push myself in terms of complexity of state management. WIP to be finished in Q1 2020 with ability to query data for bonds and T-Bills.
Greenmetrics is a dashboard for viewing digital assets, handling the algorithmic trading of Ether, Bitcoin, and Litecoin. It was also the system I used to organize the mining lower tier digital currencies. The dashboard is built on React and Node.js. I used the Coinbase, Kraken, & Coindesk APIs to determine price differences on each exchange and run abritrage plays. I used Highcharts.js to display data. The project no longer mines currencies or completes trades.
My first attempt at a consumer facing web product was Patron, a Facebook Messenger bot and web app for bar recommendations in NYC. The goal was a product that the end user would find interesting enough to try, and gain something from. The Messenger bot was built with Botkit and a MongoDB database. I also built a web app on React + Node.js, to interact with the collection outside of the bot, so you could search by borough, price, and bar type.
Now that you know about me, feel free to reach out. I love speaking with other designers and engineers. I'm also for consulting work based on availability.