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Hello there! My name is Alex Hack.

This is my portfolio and all the work posted (including the site itself) is my own. However, many of the projects I work on are owned by my employers and cannot be displayed here.

Born and raised in Southern California, I am currently a freelance web and graphic designer and Ph.D. candidate and Annenberg fellow in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. I’ve designed for individuals who need graphic and web work and in-house at agencies, entertainment companies, and non-profits, such as KCRW, Fullscreen Inc., Strausberg Group, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, Participant Media, and Creative Artists Agency. Drop me an email if you’re looking for a designer, have any questions, or just want to say hey:

I’m a graduate of Parsons School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, also attending Camberwell College of Arts in London through a six-month honors study abroad program. This background in communication and UI design, has brought much of my research to examine digital media, the invisible, and matters of minoritized experience and embodiment that remain unreal and undervalued. My dissertation project, “Fixed and Future Bodies: Blackness and the Biomedical Imaginary,” takes up medicine and its software as fertile ground for humanistic analysis as they force us to consider that racial harm lies too in supposed benevolence, that it has become elemental and rhizomatic, and that its killer instinct doesn’t simply resolve with more training or better data. Considering this, I aim to investigate how the logics of chattel slavery remain present in American healthcare and to counteract its specificity via the incorporation of wisdom that has long been judged unscientific. My work can currently be seen in Spectator and Docalogue.


Adobe Creative Suite / HTML / CSS / JavaScript / jQuery / PHP / WordPress & WordPress customization / Microsoft Office / Keynote

typography / branding & identity / logo design / web design / advertising / social media / publication / book design / editorial design / e-mail marketing / YouTube branding / non-profits / writing / editing / research / copywriting