alexpate

Profile

I’m Alex, a UI engineer based in London. I work with startups and agencies, straddling the line between design and code.

I have a particular focus on the internal role that UI engineering plays, in regards to design systems, and creating tooling and processes to help product teams scale. I’m currently working at Kalo, leading the development of our internal design system.

Experience

As the first UI engineering hire at Kalo (2017 - present), I have been leading the development of our internal design system.

Before that, I was a front-end developer at Pusher (2015 - 2017), where I helped work on the development of the new client dashboard, the new marketing website, as well as creating an internal pattern library.

Projects

Awesome Design Systems - A collection of design systems

Inward Audio - Realtime techno/giphy visualisation

Flymark - On the fly markdown conversion microservice

Writing

Net mag - side project of the month: JuniorJobs (2017)

Net mag - How to get started with pattern libraries (2016)

Net mag - Design Challenge (2014)

WebDesignerMag - Spotlight Interview (2014)

Education

Southampton Solent University (2012 - 2015)

Graduated with a first class honours degree in Web Design