Alex Drake

Paul Wellman

Alex Drake

All by Design

Name: Alex Drake

Title: Graphic Designer

How’d you get into graphic design?

I’ve known that art/design was my thing since I was a little kid. Making stuff look cool is my passion, and I’ve been a bit of a perfectionist about it since before I can remember. My folks say when I was in kindergarten I would tear up all my art projects because they weren’t “good enough.”

If you could design for any paper or magazine in the world (besides the Independent, of course …), what would it be?

Grøss mag! It’s an epic publication up in San Francisco. They put a lot of focus on balancing copy and creative layout — it’s just as interesting to hold and flip through as it is to read.

What’s been your favorite project here so far?

Probably designing the Active Aging insert or illustrating the “Fight for State Street” piece. That was fun.

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