In & Around Design: Alex Center
Join us on October 29th for an up-close and personal interview with Alex Center and hear how he helped reinvent soda packaging with his award-winning work for United Sodas of America. Alex is a Brooklyn based designer and former Coca-Cola Design Director. 4 years ago, he left Coke to open his own studio, Center, a studio focused on helping start-up companies build iconic brands through design.
Date and Time
Oct 29, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Meet our Speakers
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.