Alex Dorfman is an industrial designer for Blue Clover Studios. Based out of San Francisco, he brings everything that makes Blue Clover Studios great to the West Coast. Many of the company’s clients are headquartered in the West, allowing Alex to hold ideation sessions on site, present concepts in person, and have a whole spectrum of inspiration separate from the Midwest.
Before joining Blue Clover Studios, Alex worked at Wieland Designs, focusing on furniture design and prototyping as well as Kalu Yala in Panama City, Panama, where he designed furniture and planned sustainable tourist destinations.
Alex is a graduate of Purdue University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. He is also currently attending Ball State University, working toward an MBA in finance.
Where and what do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from my surroundings and from graphic design magazines. With good marketing direction a graphic designer can sell a product in ways I never would have thought. Since I’m in the product making game, this helps me think about how what I’m currently designing might be marketed.
What is your favorite Blue Clover Studios project to date?
I really enjoyed working with Preserve Gimme 5. Smaller companies put a lot of trust into designers and that translates into freedom. In this particular case the brief was fun and resulted in an innovative product.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’m still discovering my surroundings and getting used to the move to San Francisco but have really enjoyed attending the local street fairs. I also play basketball a few times a week.