Alexis is a design founder, coach, & content creator who likes building beautiful and meaningful things from scratch.

What I'm doing now

Swarm

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CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER

I lead design in my own company now! It's a marketplace built on trust, where collaborators ideate, strategize, and form teams around projects. Shoutout to Alannah, Jiggy, Pauline, Pat, Rafa, and Nicole! 💜

On Deck

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Design fellow

I'm part of the second On Deck Design Fellowship. I was selected and attending with a curated group of 75 designers in the design management track. Gotta learn to be a good manager!

Specter

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Founder and Design Coach

People pay me to help them become product designers. Helped 10+ students transition their career to digital product design and user experience. Guidance on fundamental skills and mindset.

Roots

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Host and Producer

Ranked Top 2 on Apple Podcasts (Design, Philippines), the Top 200’s on Spotify, and was featured by net magazine (December 2019 issue). 100+ episodes with world-class Filipino designers.

Trailblazing

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Host and Producer

Just for fun! A show on my personal interests and conversations with friends. We talk about leadership, design, product, startups, crypto, NFTs, and more.

UX+ Conference

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Co-founder

Co-founded the largest UX conference in SE Asia. Started with 1300+ paid attendees (2019). Scaled to 2400+ (2020), and featured world-class designers like Julie Zhuo.

YouTube

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CONTENT CREATOR

I post videos about design, startups, and covers of songs I like. It's mostly to help new designers out (it's extremely hard to transition to design, I know!) and release some pent up musical energy :P

Before

Dashlabs.ai

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Design Consultant (YC W21)

Making diagnostic lab software for emerging markets pretty and functional. Logo work featured on TechCrunch.

Kalibrr

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Senior Product Designer (YC W13)

Led design for enterprise squad and north star projects; represented the product design function in the company (2018-2021)

UX Society

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Co-founder / Founding President

Started the first student UX club in the Philippines at Ateneo de Manila University (2015-2018)

Stanford ASES

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ASES SUMMIT ALUMNI

Immersed in Silicon Valley, toured IDEO & Stanford d.school, pitched a startup to VCs

UX Philippines

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CORE MEMBER

Event management, front-end development, photography (2017-2018)

Edukasyon

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Product Design Intern

User acquisition design work, design workshops

Agoda

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Product Design Intern

Joined a 40+ strong world-class design team at Bangkok — early-stage vision work for sorts and filters; shipped usability improvements to sidebar widget

NuWorks

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UX Design Intern

Affective testing for agency clients, design internal tools

Jump Digital

UX Design Intern

Visual design for websites and FB apps

Interests

Mentoring

Spending time helping people start their design careers is very important to me. I have a lot of pride for the people I've mentored and how their career turns out :)

DoTA 2

I usually play every night with friends or co-workers. I prefer playing the mid lane with Invoker, Meepo (I'm level 25), or Broodmother. My highest rank was Ancient II, but I'm just Legend 2-4 these days. Check my DotaBuff

Badminton

I play almost every day! I train twice a week, participate in queueing matches with different groups of people, and just generally love the competition.

Photography

I like taking portraits of friends, and interesting landscapes. I also love taking photos during the golden hour.

People

Meeting new people with different skills, hobbies, and interests other than mine, that help expand my perspective.

Music

I started playing guitar when I was around grade 3. I'm a decent singer, newbie percussionist + bass player + and MIDI keyboard player. Check my SoundCloud!

Anime

I like Shounen in general, OP characters in Isekai worlds, good music, and a bit of Seinen! Favorites: Death Note, Code Geass, Black Clover, HxH, Erased, Haikyuu, Dragon Ball Super, Food Wars, Yowamushi Pedal ++