Speaking Engagements

Toronto Design Thinkers - October 24th - 2018

HOW Design Live - Boston - May 2nd - 2018 

Method + Madness Conference - AIGA Phoenix Design Week - October 29th - 2017

Inside Job - AIGA Houston - November 4th - 2017

HOW Design Live - Chicago - May 3rd - 2017

AIGA Orlando - Feb 4th -2017

The Dieline London - September 15-16th - 2016

InSource In-House Perspectives 2 - NYC - Sept 29th - 2016

AIGA Cincinnati - Sept 30th - 2016

AIGA Design Camp - Minnesota - Oct 6th-9th - 2016

GIANT Conference - Charlotte - Oct 18th - 2016

HOW Design Live - Atlanta - May 22nd - 2016

AIGA Charlotte -  May 11th -2016

Dallas Society of Visual Communications - Oct 7th - 2015

AIGA INtrospective CLEVELAND - Sep 18th - 2015

AIGA @IN Philadelphia - Aug 15th - 2015

HOW Design LIVE - May 5th -2015

AIGA INSIDE OUT CT -  May 1st -2015

AIGA INitiative -  Feb 12th -2015

The Dieline Summit Paris - Paris - Nov 16th - 2014

The Pica Conference - Edmonton - May 8th - 2014 

HOW Design Live - SF - June 24th, 2013

The Dieline Forum - LA - October 12th, 2012

Alex Center is a Brooklyn-based designer and founder of the design and branding company CENTER. Prior to opening his own studio he worked for over a decade for The Coca-Cola Company where he led the strategy and design vision for the billion dollar beverage brands vitaminwater, smartwater and POWERADE. Over the years, Alex has designed packaging that has been in hands across the globe, created breakthrough marketing campaigns and launched innovative new products. In 2011, Alex was named one of the 200 Best Packaging Designers by Luerzers Archive. In 2013, he began telling his story around the world with speaking engagements with The Dieline, AIGA, HOW Design Live, and as a guest on Debbie Millman's famous Design Matters podcast. In 2014, Alex was named a Person To Watch by GDUSA Magazine. In 2015, he became a columnist for HOW Magazine, writing about the expanding landscape of In-House design. In 2017 he left Coca-Cola to open his own company CENTER, which partners with entrepreneurs to build startups with design at their center. In his personal time he enjoys rooting for New York sports teams that wear orange & blue, eating and instagramming delicious food and spending time with his wife Jacquelyn De Jesu and their zero kids and zero pets.

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The Futur - Interview with Chris Do

99U - Design Director Alex Center Got A Masters in Branding at Coca-Cola.

TCG - Why The Future is Bright for In-house Creatives

InSource - I Am In-House

The Dieline - Top 10 Packages of the 90's

Canva - 50 Designers You Should Know About

Interview with HOW Design - The Future In-House 

Design Matters Podcast with Debbie Millman - Listen Here

AIGA - In-House is No Outhouse

Q&A with The Dieline - The Future of Package Design

GDUSA - Designer To Watch 2014