Alex Klafehn

Alex Klafehn

Albany, NY, US



A brief history: I grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended McQuaid Jesuit High School, where I graduated in 2007. I've been attending RPI for the past four (going on five) years, with the intent to graduate in the spring of 2012.

During my college years, I've cultivated an eclectic mix of hobbies and interests. I host a radio show on WRPI, where I play a mix of indie and post-hardcore music. I also play guitar and piano (with a band, if I can find one). I'm a brother of Sigma Chi, currently the Risk Manager and Historian for my chapter. When I can find spare time, I freelance graphic design for local bands and campus organizations. Hitting the gym, hiking, cycling, and exploring new places are all therapeutic for me. The miles can definitely add up.

I am currently looking for jobs in the NYC, San Francisco, or Albany region.


TA/G Design, Albany, NY, US, Graphic Designer

Moniker for my freelance design work. Focusing on marketing and poster work, I've designed for various RPI campus organizations and local groups. From this position, I've learned the value of contracts, interacting with clients, constructing and maintaining deadlines, and further developed my own design process.

Nov 2009 - current


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BArch, Architecture

I am currently a 5th year thesis student at RPI. In the past, I have studied abroad in Italy as well as spent a semester at CASE (working in conjunction with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill). Throughout my five years, I have focused mostly on parametric and sustainable design, with my thesis on parametric self-organization of cities and urban topographies.

Sep 2007 - current

McQuaid Jesuit High School, High School, Liberal arts

Sep 2003 - May 2007


Eagle Scout, BSA, Other

Attained the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America - requiring leadership, community service, and education.


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