Professor / Partner, California College of the Arts / Futuredraft
Alexander Baumgardt is a Design Leader, Educator, and Advisor in service to co-creating a world that works for people and the planet.
Alexander brings two decades of award-winning global design work and years as a design educator to his role as a Partner at Futuredraft – a consultancy committed to changing the world through design. At Futuredraft Alexander works with company leadership and their teams to master the journey of connecting powerful disruptive insight to action, by combining human-centered design and co-creation practices throughout the design process.
Heavily influenced by systems thinking Alexander brings a unique perspective to his work, with a deep interest in how humanity shapes and experiences the world it inhabits. He has been serving the next generation of designers as an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) since 2013, teaching Design Strategy and Experience Design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
As Vice President of Global Design at d.light, a Stanford d.school born market-leading global social impact enterprise, Alexander led the global team that developed the world’s most affordable high-quality solar-powered light in 2015, an award-winning product recognised by President Obama for its important impact.