Alex Penman

Nationality: United States
Area of Expertise: Software Development

Alex is a Software Engineer turned Interaction Designer. After getting a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Media Arts he went on to work at an EdTech startup focused on student analytics which was eventually acquired by one of America’s largest education companies. While he enjoyed optimizing code for efficiency and performance, he found he was more interested in designing systems that were focused on human usability. This led him to join a creative agency as a front-end engineer to get his design skills warmed before attending CIID. Alex enjoys music (especially punk) and skateboarding. He thinks that DIY communities should be a source of inspiration for design, coding, and the world in general.