Alex Turnwall

Alex Turnwall

designer + developer

Specializing in interaction design and brand strategy, infused with a little humanity.
Collaborating with startups, agencies and other great clients since 2007.
Currently serving as Chief Design Officer at BevSpot.

Blog

Talking to a giant tanker from a little plastic boat

It’s kayaking season here in New England, and as I was returning to the water this year I realized I needed to reacquaint myself with VHF radio usage. So I’m going to share this story from last summer in hopes that it helps some other kayakers in a similar situation, as I haven’t found a ton […]

Work

GrubStreet

Work

CAMD @ Northeastern University

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Does this scene look familiar?

It’s an adaptation of Gerstner’s famous “Tische” brochure from the 1960’s, illustrated and animated with HTML + CSS. Click ? to read more.


Blog


Design, Updates

Talk: Does Business Need Design?

I recently gave a talk on the topic of measuring the ROI and impact of design practices in business for Scout Studio at Northeastern University. Here are some post-talk thoughts.


Learn, WordPress

Unique styling with custom classes added to the body tag in WordPress

Sometimes when I’m making a site, I need to alter the overall page styles for a whole section, or collection of pages. To do this, I prefer adding a new class to the <body> tag so that I can target all of the children easily using CSS nesting. Let’s say I’m making a new website […]


Design

Paying homage to (or stealing from) your inspiration

I had an idea for the new version of my site: I was going to illustrate objects using only HTML and CSS ( to show that I know how to do stuff with code), and make them look like they were neatly organized in a physical space* (which seems vaguely trendy) according to the underlying grid […]


Outdoors

Talking to a giant tanker from a little plastic boat

It’s kayaking season here in New England, and as I was returning to the water this year I realized I needed to reacquaint myself with VHF radio usage. So I’m going to share this story from last summer in hopes that it helps some other kayakers in a similar situation, as I haven’t found a ton […]