Alex Wright

  • Author, Designer and Researcher
  • Head of UX Research, Etsy
  • Director of User Experience, The New York Times
  • Senior Manager, User Experience, IBM

Alex is a writer, designer and researcher who has led UX initiatives for Etsy, The New York Times, IBM, Harvard University, Yahoo!, the Internet Archive, Adobe/Macromedia and frog design, among others.

His design work has won an American Graphic Design award, Cool Site of the Year award, the PRSA Silver Anvil, and two Webby nominations.

He has also given talks and taught workshops at the Institute of Design-Chicago, Stanford University, UC-Berkeley, Long Now Seminars, Gartner Group, Google, Apple, and Yahoo!, among others.


Courses Taught




Cataloguing the World: Paul Otlet at the Birth of the Information Age (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Joseph Henry Press, 2007)

More than 100 bylined articles in The New York Times,, The Believer, Wilson Quarterly, Christian Science Monitor, Design Times, Communications of the ACM, and elsewhere.