Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Alex is the founder and lead designer at her independently owned and operated design firm, Alex Delano Design. She is also the Creative Director at oakpool, working with national brands such as GORE-TEX, Arc-Teryx, StartSure, and more.
Previously, she was a full-time Graphic Designer creating specialty custom wallcoverings at Astek, the Marketing Graphic Designer for publicly-traded cannabis brand, Greenlane, and a Product Development Graphic Designer at luxury home goods brand, The Annie Selke Companies. Alex also previously designed for Boston's Parlor Skis, was a Student Marketing Manager for Vans, and is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.
A NOTE FROM ALEX:
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in the heart of the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Home to the Clark Art Museum, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and the Norman Rockwell Museum – I spent most of my youth exploring the arts. I was always starting new small businesses and building my network, even from a young age. These interests and my business-oriented mind translate into my current work, which consists primarily of freelance graphic design, creative direction, illustration, and marketing.
In early 2023, I made the bold, but calculated, decision to leave full-time work and pursue my freelance design career. I launched Alex Delano Design out my one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, and have since been working with incredible clients from coast to coast as the Owner, Creative Director, and Lead Designer. I also became the Creative Director of a successful and innovative digital agency, oakpool. I have been freelancing since 2015, and am excited to be able to pursue this in addition to my work for oakpool with my full attention and spirit.
Previously, I worked as a Graphic Designer for the industry's top digitally printed specialty wallcoverings, Astek. I created everything from backgrounds and set props for HBO, Netflix, and HGTV, to hand-illustrated patterns and custom murals for commercial spaces. I was also previously the Marketing Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator at publicly-traded cannabis company, Greenlane Holdings, Inc.. Before that, I was the Product Development Graphic Designer at The Annie Selke Companies, a luxury home furnishings company located in Pittsfield, MA.
I am also a proud graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts Class of 2018 where I earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Advertising from the College of Communications. I studied abroad in Venice, Italy, joined the club Alpine Ski Racing Team, as well as took part in my school's only fashion magazine, Off the Cuff.
I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA with my bearded dragon, fondly named Norbert (Harry Potter fans will get this reference), and my two cats, Nala and Binx. I hope to continue building my ever-growing design firm, produce exceptional deliverables for my clients at oakpool, and continue to fill my network with inspiring individuals who enjoy the beauty of creating sustainable change through design, as I do.