Alexander Acker

New York, NY

Way back when, after winning a middle school art contest and junior high school yearbook cover contest (mind you with a then non-retro theme of E.T.), my path in life was clear. Always supportive, my parents enrolled me at the very young age of 13 to draw and paint countless fruit arrangements and nude figures at the Art Students League on the upper west side of Manhattan. And thus, the adventure began.

My passion in the art field took me to internships and freelance gigs at major publishers like Simon and Schuster and Prentice Hall Press. Upon entering Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for art in 1986, their core freshman program was split into art and design tracks. Having a natural affinity towards design, being wowed by this new computer called Macintosh (Mac Plus to be specific), and having worked part-time during college at the Pittsburgh Film Center designing posters for independent films like Salaam Bombay!, I chose graphic design.

Working professionally as a designer since 1990, I owe much to the people that have mentored, influenced, and shaped me into who I am as a professional. Today, as owner and president of Adventure House, a digital marketing agency in SoHo, I'm a team leader guiding people who are passionate about their craft and feel privileged to work with clients that trust in our expertise and capabilities.

And the adventure continues...

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  • #technology
  • #networking
  • Work
    • Entrepreneur
  • Education
    • Carnegie Mellon University