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A Designer Who Writes


I write about the design process, its artifacts and its consequences.

This includes articles and essays for publications such as Quartz, Wired and Fast Company, on topics ranging from housing policy and urban infrastructure to service design and the ethics of interaction design. Essentially, any situation where creative decisions shape human experience.

I also do freelance copy writing, editorial strategy, ghost/co-writing, video scripting and design fiction. My clients include design-driven corporations, design schools and creative agencies, including Smart, Bresslergroup, SET Creative, Context Partners and XPLANE, as well as Ziba, where I spent five years as lead in-house writer and content strategist.

Besides writing, I run workshops on collaborative design processes and narrative strategy, most recently for the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. I’ve also given or hosted talks at SxSW Interactive, the IxDA Interaction conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Design Week Portland, among others.

I’m currently based in Portland, but spend part of each year in New York City and northern France. If you’ve got a project in mind, find me on Twitter, or just email me at carl.alviani@gmail.com.