California College of the Arts, Professor, Interaction Design
Alexander Baumgardt is a design-centric management consultant, teacher and coach, whose mission is to co-create a world in which all of Earth’s lifeforms can thrive.
He has experienced three decades of award-winning work as a designer, executive and educator of his management consulting approach. By combining the MBA playbook with the human-centered design process, co-creation practices and spiritual traditions, Alexander is helping individuals and teams connect powerful insights with actionable impact.
Since 2013, Alexander has served the next generation of design-centric leaders and practitioners as a Senior Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He teaches Design Strategy, Systems, Prototyping, Experience Design and Social Innovation at undergraduate and graduate levels.
During his tenure at d.light design, a social impact enterprise born out of the Stanford d.school, Alexander built and led the team that developed the world’s most affordable, high-quality solar-powered light in 2015 – a project which was recognized by Former President Obama for its essential impact in 2017.