Alex Robinson has always had a passion for digital communication. Having grown up with internet—literally, Alex has been designing and developing websites since they were both teenagers. Alex grew up in Boulder, Colorado and was often outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, or exploring local creeks and streams. His father would encourage him to do such exploring and would often come along on those adventures. His father never restricted his creativity and told him that he could do anything he wanted to in life if he worked hard enough at it. This freedom allowed Alex to become the creative dreamer he is today.
From the fifth grade through high school, Alex and his family moved to a small suburb of Kansas City. The high school Alex attended had a very advanced Jewelry class which he enrolled in his freshman year. Thanks to a wonderful and supportive teacher, Alex thrived in that class and ended up taking a total of 14 jewelry classes over the course of his high school career. He made hundreds of pieces including, boxes, rings, earrings, bracelets, and even a silver goblet. He won numerous awards for his silversmithing work. His success was owed to his teacher who gave him the same support and freedom that his father did throughout the years.
Alex’s first website design project was a fan site for a German rock band that was popular in the late 90’s. He created the site on a free website hosting service called Angelfire. The site was so good that other fans of the band, and even a music reporter reached out to him thinking his site was the official one. Alex knew then that web design was the creative path he wanted to pursue.
After graduating from a technical certificate program at Johns Hopkins University, Alex landed an internship at a small Baltimore-based design firm. It was here that he honed his craft. Since 2005, Alex has worked for a variety of organizations both large and small. He has specialized on creative and technical work, and has even led a small team of designers.
Alex is currently working as a web designer at an NGO that specializes in child and maternal health in low-resource countries. He works on large-scale website projects, email design and development, video production, and front-end development.