I am...

Alex Carlson is a Materials Designer for the footwear industry in Boston, Massachusetts. Alex works mainly in the space of innovative, sustainable, and conceptual material design, focused on textiles, leathers, and synthetics.  Apart from her work as a Materials Designer, Alex works as a freelance illustrator and designer.  Alex's graphic design is grounded in fun and youthful characters and prints for a wide range of clientele.

Alex has worked in the footwear industry for over a decade and has expertise in materials, footwear design, and sustainability through materials. Her work in footwear has been featured internationally; reaching many marketplaces and being featured in multiple publications across the world including Glamour, Wired, and Highsnob.

Alex maintains an active freelance life as well, working mostly in digital media. If you are interested in hiring Alex for freelance work, please send an email to

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