Alexa is a New York-based designer who is pursuing visual arts, including graphic design, typography, interiors, architecture, and fashion, while maintaining a strong sense of critical thinking and logical analysis as part of her creative process. Alexa is graduating in May 2016 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in History and Society. Alexa's innate balance of creativity and logic is what makes her proficient in a multitude of environments, as she understands the importance of form and function.
Past professional projects include an internship and freelance position with The Novogratz in which she was involved in the interior design of boutique hotels, such as Hotel Dylan in Woodstock, NY, as well as inventing patterns for house wares, many of which are currently being sold in Macy's and on Walmart.com, and managing press and social media for the brand. Alexa also worked as an intern at SRA Architecture+Engineering, developing 3D renderings, assembling proposals for the Landmarks Preservation Committee, and detailing architectural plans and sections for commercial and residential projects in New York City.
Currently, Alexa is exploring new opportunities in the design world. A self-starter, she thrives in an environment with varied tasks and is delighted to "wear multiple hats." Alexa has cultivated her skills in typography, graphic design, silkscreen, photography, model-making, woodworking, metalworking, typesetting, and even crocheting, alongside her architectural coursework at The Cooper Union. She is proud to be the graphic designer of the 2016 edition of The Cable, The Cooper Union's annual yearbook publication. Alexa is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as AutoCAD and Rhino.
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Yearbook Graphic Designer
Responsible for design, layout, and creation of The Cable, Cooper Union's annual yearbook publication.
The Novogratz, New York, NY, US, Freelance Graphic and Interior Deisgner
Produced designs for products (currently being sold at Macy’s and Walmart.com), websites, interior renovations, and contributing to social media outlets. Responsible for implementing her design ideas into pitch books, presentations, and bids to clients.
SRA Architecture + Engineering, New York, NY, US, Design and Technical Intern
Responsible for renderings, architectural plans, and technical details to be used for ￼government submissions and client presentations.
Cooper Union Info Startup, New York, NY, US, Director
Dealt with the management of CUI in all aspects, including editing, advising, and getting the word out about CUI. Her experience in demanding school and work environments lent her the skill and expertise to direct CUI in any situation. The CUI team successfully made it to the Top 32 in the 2013-2014 Student Startup Madness Competition.
Personal Assistant and Nanny, New York, NY, US, Assistant and Nanny
Worked full-time with a mother and her 4 children (age range 15 months-10 years) living on the UES. Responsibilities included caring for the children, tutoring, scheduling play dates, booking vacation travel, and filing medical claims.
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
+ Full-tuition scholarship to The Cooper Union: 2009-Present
+ Female Leader of the Year, Cooper Union Scholar Athletes: 2015
+ Placed in the Top 32 Student Startup Madness Teams with Cooper Union Info: 2013-2014
+ Space Architecture Scholarship: 2009-2010
+ American Institute of Architects (AIA) Student Member: 2009-Present
+ Captain Cooper Union Women’s Volleyball Team: 2010-Present
+ Captain Cooper Union’s CooperNova Dance Team: 2012-Present
+ Cooper Union Freshman Orientation Counselor: 2014-2015
+ Microsoft Office
+ PC and MAC OS
+ Hand Drafting
+ Plaster & Plastics
+ HTML Editing
+ Audio/Video Editing
Chosen as the 2015 Female Leader of the Year.
Student Startup Madness is a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups, culminating with national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW). Alexa's team, consisting of an Architect, an Engineer, and an Artist from The Cooper Union, made it to the semi-finals after being selected as one of the top 32 teams.