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Alex’s love for fantasy and mythology profoundly influence his creative process; his optimism and imagination never dismiss an idea for being too outside of reality, and they encourage him to see every creative challenge as an exciting and surmountable quest.
I come from the land of the ice and snow (Buffalo, New York) but grew up fat ‘n healthy in the warm heartland of The Gump. It’s where I call home–a city I cherish, and am proud to be able to make more beautiful every day through my work with Stamp. It’s a city of overwhelming possibilities, and one I’ve been captivated by as I’ve seen it grow alongside me from elementary school to college. For a daydreamer like me, it’s promising to see a city so rife for transformation, and I’m so fortunate that my work puts me at the heart of it all–truly the opportunity of a lifetime.
Why I love the business: The extraordinary opportunity to be rewarded for thinking outside of the box, being imaginative and innovative, and never settling for the straightforward solution.
Best advice received: “Work until your idols become your rivals.”
I want to Stamp out: The Phantom Menace.
Favorite music: Something between Tame Impala, Justice, Father John Misty, and Kendrick Lamar.
Where I like to make my mark: On people–through stories, collaboration, or creativity that inspires, entertains, excites, or challenges them.
Once aspired to be…A stegosaurus, and I crawled around the house eating the leaves off of our potted plants to prove it.
Trashy TV addiction: I confess to watching eight hours of River Monsters in one day. Give me a tub of ice cream and any show where they hunt ghosts, Bigfoot, or crop circles and I wouldn’t leave the couch if there was a fire.
My spare time is spent: Binging TV, LARPing, tabletop gaming, or burning whatever's on the stove.
Back in the day I won a 70s costume contest in platform shoes and a rented afro–it was unquestionably the high-point of my life.
Favorite hashtag: #woke
Favorite quote: “Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.”
Raving about: GEEK IS CHIC.
I make: Disgusting vegetarian food, bad jokes, constant movie references, and whatever my cat wants so he’ll shut up.
Hidden talent: I ruin everything I cook on the stove.