Hey, I'm Alex
I lead multidisciplinary teams, build communities and create systems with modern technology and thoughtful design. I am obsessed with user experience and write code that connects people to pixels.
I am a front-end development manager at Shopify leading the Polaris Design System, building a foundation and community for our experiences. I was the Lead User Experience Engineer on the Australian Government Design System. I worked in a team to align 1000+ websites over 200+ organisations.
Why we have user experience developers at Shopify
Web designer, front end developer, web developer, user interface engineer, design technologist…
Draw beautiful randomised lissajous curves in the browser.
Names and culture
I talked at the Design System Meetup v4.0.0 about how naming affects how we communicate.
GitHub Project Automation+
Automate GitHub Project cards with any webhook event.
The foundation for building experiences at Shopify.
Customise and share colour palettes of the Australian Government Design System.
Hard work to make it simple
Launching the Australian Government Design System with Trevor Brennan at Australia's first ever Design System Meetup.
Get started with the Australian Government Design System by selecting components and downloading a zip file.
Australian Government Design System
The Australian Government Design System was the foundation to align 1000+ websites over 200+ organisations.