California College of the Arts, Professor, Interaction Design
Alexander Baumgardt is a design-centric management consultant, teacher, and coach in service to co-creating a world that works for both people and all other living beings that inhabit the planet we call home.
He has integrated three decades of award-winning global design work as a designer, executive, and educator into his management consulting practice. 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 to actionable impact.
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 since 2013. He teaches Design Strategy, Systems, Prototyping, Experience Design, and Social Innovation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
During his tenure at d.light design, a Stanford d.school born social impact enterprise, Alexander built and led the team that developed the world’s most affordable, high-quality solar-powered light in 2015, awarded by President Obama for its essential impact in 2017.