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Free Wallpaper – Oven Pattern

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Alex No Comments
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In celebration of new kitchen themed flask designs, I’ve created a kitchen themed free wallpaper! Feel free to download and use this pattern as a wallpaper on any of your devices. If you’d like more wallpapers, my other designs can be seen on the Downloads page here.

Download Oven Pattern iPhone Wallpaper

Download Oven Pattern Wallpaper

New Flasks BUYALEX Are Available Now!!

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

They’re here! New flasks designs are now available!

After a wonderful time meeting so many great people at Patchwork, I’ve kicked off a new period in the Store BUYALEX. There are new flask designs including robots, tentacles and cameras! I’ve also used some new printing techniques which I’ve mixed with hand drawing to create unique styles.

For everyone who met me at Patchwork and would like to purchase a flask you saw, all of my new designs are now available! If you’re looking for a custom flask, visit this listing.

Check back soon as I update with new gocco printed notebooks.


Patchwork Follow-Up

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Alex 1 Comment


Thank you everyone who came out to see me at the Patchwork show at Jack London Square in Oakland on November 18th! Also, huge thanks to my friends for helping me set up and take down my little booth.


It was my first arts fair, and I was happy to be there. The Bay Area is known for their massive quantity of creative individuals, and that idea doesn’t fall short of the art fairs. There were a ton of great vendors and visitors at the show, it really was a pleasure to learn with everyone!


I look forward to doing it again! Thanks to Patchwork I’ve been requested to attend a handful of other local shows. I’ve even been asked by a few local stores to start selling my products with them. I’m very excited for these opportunities and can’t wait to see what happens next.

SFEtsy Zoo Trip

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting the San Francisco Zoo as part of a group outing with the SFEtsy team. There was even lunch provided by Weave!

The goal of the day was to collect inspiration for an SFEtsy 2013 Animal calendar, which will be coming out soon. In addition, we got to meet other awesome artists, designers, crafters, and animal enthusiasts who were along for the adventure. Here are some shout outs: Isabella and Ling (let’s hang out again, girls!), tofufu, Even Howard, poppypeachBirdbags, TheLeiStand, Jewelry By Tabernash, Lulu Deux Millinery, Katy Atchison, Frances Marin. I know I had a blast and certainly enjoyed being in such great company! Here are some shots from the trip:

Oakland Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by Alex 1 Comment

Important news everyone! Hand drawn flasks, gocco printed notebooks, prize capsule terrariums and other new things BUYALEX will be unveiled at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival in Oakland, CA! There will be over 100 vendors total, so come out, say hey, and check out all of the amazing artists and crafsters of Oakland.

Best of all? The show is free to attend! So bring everyone you know and we’ll have a party!

Join me for my craft show debut!
Sunday, Nov. 18th.
Jack London Sq Pavilion
98 Broadway * Oakland * CA * 94607 

For more information visit the Patchwork website.


A big thank you to everyone who attended! I made a follow-up post here.

Introducing the New Myspace

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

The new Myspace from Myspace on Vimeo.

Believe it or not, I’m actually really excited for Myspace. Their upcoming redesign is a designer’s wet dream, and the user interface and experience of the new Myspace site looks phenomenal. Beautiful, large typography. Great interactions and use of space to show off what’s really important. Focused interactions and minimalistic approach. Sign me back up! Who’s with me?

Venus of Willendorf soap!

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

While sifting through Amazon in hopes of finding some new exciting soap to slather on my body I stumbled upon this beauty. It’s the Venus of Willendorf, and it’s rose scented! Also 88% organic, look at that. Check it.
Here’s the original Venus for comparison.

Ginger Snaps for Ginger Cats

Posted on: August 26th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

This is FlapJack, the crazy cat that lives here.

Free Wallpaper – Popsicle Pattern

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

Download Popsicle Pattern iPhone Wallpaper

Download Popsicle Pattern Wallpaper

Outback Steakhouse

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by Alex No Comments

Deutsch Inc, NY

Art Direction/Illustration: Alexander Parker
Copy Writing: Chris Parker
Art Direction Mentor: Anne Grantski
Copy Writing Mentor: Brent Weldon

While interning as a creative at Deutsch I worked on many clients including Outback Steakhouse. My partner and I worked with our mentors on a number of Outback promotions including the web banners for the steakhouse’s new Wood-Fire Grill and in-store mock-ups for “No Worries Wednesday.” Outback purchased two of banner concepts including a rich-media banner. This was the first time Outback made a rich-media buy through Deutsch.

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