neography by

Alex Girón

A designer and entrepreneur living in Old Town Alexandria San Francisco. Cofounder of nclud and canvas. Founder of worthy. Formerly Design Lead at twitter.

A Little About Me.

Photograph of Alex Girón My Name is Alex Girón, I’m a graphic designer, web developer and entre­pren­eur liv­ing in beau­ti­ful Old Town Alex­an­dria San Fran­cisco. I’m co-founder of nclud, a cre­at­ive web design agency based in Wash­ing­ton, DC. I am also Co-Founder of Can­vas, a co-working com­munity designed for cre­at­ive types. Most recently I was Design Lead at Twit­ter. Over the years I’ve had the oppor­tun­ity to work with great brands includ­ing Apple, The Wash­ing­ton Post, Nokia, AOL, Dis­cov­ery, Politico, Mar­ri­ott, Puma, McCormick, The News­pa­per Asso­ci­ation of Amer­ica, Art Director’s Club, among others.

For seven years I ran CSS Beauty, a web­site which pur­pose was to show­case beau­ti­ful web­sites cre­ated using Cas­cad­ing Style Sheets. I saw the web­site become one of the top resources for stand­ards based web design/development.

In my spare time I like to explore and learn about code, design, and any­thing I find inspir­ing.

Some of my work has been fea­tured in pop­u­lar magazines such as Prac­tical Web Design, .net Magazine, and in books such as Web Design in a nut­shell, The Prin­ciples of Beau­ti­ful Web Design and Adapt­ing to Web Stand­ards, among others.

Ran­dom Facts About Me

  • I lived in Venezuela for ten years.
  • I speak span­ish flu­ently and can under­stand some russian.
  • I have a cat named Boris, I some­times call him Borka and some­times add “Nakamora” at the end of that (Her­oes Reference).
  • I love me a good cup of cof­fee, gets me going every morning.
  • I enjoy drink­ing good beer and/or wine.
  • I love foot­ball (a.k.a Soc­cer), the EPL in par­tic­u­lar. I sup­port Chelsea.

About This Site

Neography.com is some­what of an exper­i­ment, it’s main pur­pose is to serve as an out­let for my thoughts and to help me improve my writ­ing skills. The site is hos­ted by Medi­atemple, powered by Word­Press and uses the 960 Grid Sys­tem for lay­out pur­poses. It was built on a mac, using Espresso, Trans­mit and Pho­toshop.