Like many today, though I grew up in an analog era, my entire professional life has been spent thinking about, designing and building digital products. Entire industries are being redesigned on the fly -- whether they like it or not. As a designer who can help define and shape these massive changes, I'm incredibly grateful. This is exactly why I do what I do and couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Since 1998, I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of products and platforms in vastly different creative environments - from co-founding my own startup, dodgeball.com (sold to Google in 2005) to leading a team of 14 amazing designers at a large digital agency. I've worked closely with a variety of startups and clients including Target, foursquare, Panasonic, HBO, Nokia, freshdirect, Vevo, Verizon Wireless and CBS. These vastly different experiences have shaped my view of what Tinker can be:
This approach to creative product development is the spirit that drives Tinker Studio.
If all this jives with how you see the world, and you'd like to work together, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tinker is led by alex rainert, who's happily based in Brooklyn, NY.
I regularly write about innovation in design at everydayux.com (grab the feed). Check out some of the recent posts below on the left. More frequently you can find me on Twitter (follow @arainert). It's the best way to get a good sense of how I see design and the role it plays in today's world of product development.