We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexander ᴬᴰ and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexander, what is the most important factor behind your success?

. . . how does one measure ?

For some it’s money … fame … possessions.

For me … it’s living my best life.

I love what I do.

I awake every day with inspiration, joy and purpose. Yes, some days may be etched in stress and challenges while my body is sometimes uncooperative in a state of exhaustion … but my energy and motivation is fueled when I engage in my morning meditation and assessing my gratitude inventory.

Being consistant in this “everyday without failure” practice is the foundation for my achieving and maintaining success. Another important tool that factors into my success is a daily glance at my vision board.

Being present helps define my daily path. Realizing and choosing to live the life of an artist in all its scope and definition … has given me such vision, direction and clarity. I am living my authentic self – without compromise. For me … ART is LIFE

I know I have led a charmed existance and I am fortunate that my stars are aligned thus placing me in the right place and right time to envision, design, create and collaborate.

Success is an outcome of hard work with passion and conviction.

However, without love and gratitude … success can be fleeting.

LOVE what you DO.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

i AM a CREATIVE : artist, designer, chef, writer, film producer ᴬᴻᴰ photographer.

I own my voice … but in essence … I am just a messenger. My daily motto is inspire and be inspired always in all ways. As a creative … I live in a world by my own design. I thrive in every moment of breath … seeking beauty in all its forms … translating my vision and brand in mulitple disciplines and mediums.

The creative process can sometimes be daunting, grueling and painful. My resolve comes from the constant comfort that the end result IS always better than I imagined. To let go and trust the process is a learned attritbute … I now thrive on the challenges presented and I cannot imagine LIVING any other way. I trust my vision. I am beyond lucky … to be presented with “pinch-me” opportunities. From designing album covers and art directing music videos for international bands, to being a published song writer, to designing a book cover for a brilliant poet, to custom photographic projects for esteemed clients and a major retail design showroom. Producing, co-writing and designing an important period feature film. Designing a furniture collection that combines the DNA of an iconic American fashion house and a notable italian furniture brand. Interior design projects on both West and East coasts. Creating exlusive capsule collections consisting from accessories to wall coverings to very special haute joaillier for The Gilded Owl [ my art currently hangs in the same room with an original Stephen Sprouse ]. Designing for an upcoming Broadway Production.  And honored to be one of the eight artists presented in the debut and first printing of Dream Brother [ a art book ].

I am encouraged and my focus remains true from :

my many notable opportunities
believing in myself and staying the course of my vision and voice
being present
constant curiosity

I am honored for us to journey together : between heaven and earth exists imagination

… we are the imagination.

Alexander ᴬᴰ

American, b. 1971, California, United States.
Alexander translates his inspiration within the mediums of design, film and photography.

Modern, zen and mindful is his aesthetic delivery.

DNA is mysterious …

… results are timeless

The focus resonates an innate tangibility

“My photographic journey is like silently traversing through blinding white snow into the hallows and blackness of a deep dark forest . . .”

i AM a CREATIVE : artist, designer, chef, writer, film producer ᴬᴻᴰ photographer.

“I dream in color but am awake in a world of black and white . . .” ᴬᴰ

intentio pro hodie cras | inspire and be inspired

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To fall in love with our city of angels . . .

. . . one must drive & see :

Pasadena [ The Rose Bowl – second Sunday every month ] [ Colorado Blvd ] [ Union . The Raymond ]
DtLA [ The Broad ] [ Otium . 71 Above ] [ The Ace Hotel – Upstairs ] [ Please Do Not Enter ] [ NoMad . Proper ] [ Grand Central Market ]
The Arts District [ The Row ] [ A+R ] [ Hauser & Wirth Gallery ] [ Manuela . Brera . Bestia . Bavel ]
Mulholland Drive
A Night at The Hollywood Bowl
Laurel Canyon
Coldwater Canyon
Melrose | Beverly Blvd [ The Gilded Owl . Just One Eye . Blackman Cruz . Tropics Inc. ] [ Angelini Osteria . Escuela Taqueria ]
West Hollywood [ Bottega Louie . Soho House . Chateau Marmont . The Tower Bar ] [ Restoration Hardware Gallery ] [ The DIVA Group ]
Wilshire Blvd [ Academy Museum of Motion Pictures . Petersen Automotive Museum . LACMA ]
Beverly Hills [ Rodeo Drive ] [ The Rooftop by JG ] [ Rodeo Drive ] [ The Polo Lounge ] [ Maison Margiela ] [ The Future Perfect ]
Bel Air [ Hotel Bel-Air ]
Century City [ Eataly ]
Venice [ The Canals ] [ Abbot Kinney ] [ Buck Mason . Miansai ] [ Gjelina . Gjusta . Felix ]
Santa Monica [ The Proper . Calabra ] [ Shutters ] [ Bergamot Station ] [ La Puglia . Elephante . The Penthouse ] [ The Grunion Run ]
Brentwood | Pacific Palisades [ Farmshop ] [ Palisades Village ] [ Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic ]
Malibu [ Nobu ] [ Cross Creek Shops . James Perse . Maxfield . Fred Segal ] [ Zuma Beach ] [ Goeffrey’s ]

transportation : a convertible of course

[ and yes … I will make you see ALL so buckle up ]

: let the adventure begin

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

All my friends / family: past, present and future : who are in essence . . . my angels in this land of oz.

Wendy Posner : Posner Fine Art [ my agent ]

Andy Goldsborough : The Gilded Owl [ an exceptional gallery where my designs come to life ]

Nathan Rapport [ curator . artist . publisher : Dream Brother ]

Erin Detroit Vesey [ chef . restaurateur : Detroit Vesey’s … where my pastry creations come to life ]

Albert Einstein | Leonardo Da Vinci | Fabian Baron | Jony Ive | Marc Atlan | Halston | Tom Ford | Chanel | Dior | LVMH | Herb Ritts | Helmut Newton | Mario Testino | Richard Avedon | Anna Wintour | Marmol Radziner | Tom Kundig | Peter Marino | James Perse | Getty | Annenberg | Irving Thalberg | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences | Alice Waters | Thomas Keller | Grant Achatz | Ferran Adrià | Dominique Crenn | Arnold and Amy Wong | Richard Branson | Jeff Bezos | Mozart | Vivaldi | Sir Elton John | Barbara Streisand | Madonna | Adele [ and and and . . . ]

Website: www.alexander.co

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexander_dot_co/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/AlexanderAD/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ad.alexanderdesigns

Other: IMDB : https://www.imdb.me/AlexanderAD

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