Using strategic design practices for delight and innovation.

About

 
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Hi there! I’m Alexia, a strategic product and experience designer living in New York City.

I believe that the most comprehensive design solutions come from a robust human-centered design process, and I am happiest in collaborative environments where I can work directly with clients and users to satisfy their most pressing needs. I am particularly excited about projects around organizational innovation, civic engagement and social impact.

New York is my current home, but I was born in Venezuela and spent a portion of my childhood in Belgium. I have called the east coast my home for 16 years now. I recently completed my graduate studies at SVA’s Products of Design program where I dedicated my MFA thesis “Dare + Defy” to designing for women in the great outdoors. By following the human-centered design methodology I was able to develop a suite of design offerings that truly satisfy women’s needs in this space. The solutions included a digital platform and experience, a service and a set of physical artifacts.

As a freelance design consultant I have recently participated in two innovation design sprints, one of them for the Omidyar Network and the other one for Machine.io. This past year, I also had the privilege of working for Dalberg and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to design and produce an exhibition to showcase the incredible work for The Human Account project.

I am also an avid educator and facilitator, currently teaching a continuing education class at SVA. I have recently co-led a variety of workshops including a world-building workshop at a leadership conference in Philadelphia and a speculative futures workshop for the new students at Products of Design. In the past, I taught a variety of fine arts and design courses at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

What about you?

Say hi! Let’s chat design over tea or coffee.

E-mail me at cohen.alexia@gmail.com or take a closer look at my experience.