Alexis is a designer, podcaster, career coach, community builder, and startup founder.

NOW

Swarm

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CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER

Swarm is an invite-only network where product people ideate, strategize, and form teams around startup founder projects. I lead product and design. Managing a team of 5.

On Deck

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Design fellow

Part of the second On Deck Design Fellowship. Was selected and attending with a curated group of 75 designers in the design management track.

Specter

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Founder and Design Coach

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.

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, John Zeratsky, and designers from Google, Uber, Shopify, Twitch, Salesforce, and Adobe.

BEFORE

Dashlabs.AI (YC W21)

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Design Consultant

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

Kalibrr (YC W13)

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Senior Product Designer

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

ASES SUMMIT ALUMNI

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

UX Philippines

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

LOVES

Mentoring Designers

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.

Playing DoTA 2

I usually play every night with friends or co-workers. I prefer playing the mid lane with Invoker, Meepo, or Broodmother. My highest rank was Ancient II.

Badminton

During the pandemic, I tried training thrice a week, and did queueing twice a week. On hiatus.

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.

Reading

I read every day! I rely on books and articles on product, design, leadership, and coaching for my growth. Unfortunately, I don't like fiction books that much.

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 ++