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Alexander Hsiao

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Founding Partner, MODwedding and Principal, Creative Director, Perphic.

Founding Partner, MODwedding and Principal, Creative Director, Perphic.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


Tyson International Trading Group




Senior Art Director Celerity 2014 - present
CEO, Founder MODwedding 2009 - present
CCO, Founder Perphic 2008 - 2014
Creative Director, Consultant Verizon January 2013 - June 2013
Senior Consultant CHIEF March 2012 - August 2012
UX & Design Strategy Consultant Intuit 2010 - 2012
UX & Design Strategy Consultant Netflix 2011 - 2011
UX & Design Strategy Consultant DivX, Inc. 2010 - 2010
UX & Design Strategy Consultant Discovery Communications 2008 - 2009
Managing Partner, Founder Tyson International Trading Group 2006 - 2008
CEO, Founder Impero 2006 - 2008
Art Director, Access and Audience Product Design AOL 2000 - 2006
Executive Board Member AIGA 2003 - 2005
Adjunct Professor American University 2002 - 2004


American University Design 1996 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • Wedding
  • • Design
  • • UX

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Creative Direction • Information Architecture • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

Alex is an Entrepreneur & an award winning Designer. A proven visionary leader and strategist in the interactive product design space, with extensive experience in user experience, brand management, and graphic design. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Communication Arts, CNET, Ad Club and PC Mag's top 100 web sites.

Alex's diverse startup experience ranged from an UX consulting, international trade, import and export, retail and distribution, and branding agency.

Back in the day he was Director at AOL for Audience Product Technologies, providing vision, brand management, and user experience design direction to numerous R&D initiatives, consumer applications and services. Alex’s creative direction guided such products as AIM, AOL China, AOL Radio & Video. Most recently he helped shape design experiences at BlackJet, Netflix, Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Intuit, TurboTax, Quicken, Plaxo, Cox, Cricket, DivX, Software AG, Small Business Administration, AP, American Heart Association and The Humane Society.

Alex served on the executive board of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Washington DC Chapter. He received his BA in Design cum laude from American University and taught advanced multimedia and computer graphics at his alma mater as an adjunct professor. You can find him in various design & technology industry related events speaking or meeting new people.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Diverse background and ability to visualize a product.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Glynn LoPresti
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CEO/President, Koofers, Inc.
Whether it's product design, UI, or UX, Alex is one of those rare individuals that has the ability to unite users with technology. He desig ... ns and creates systems that are both beautiful and intuitive, allowing those of us who are lacking in these areas to focus on the rest of our businesses. He is an invaluable resource, and a fantastic advisor.
Elise Whang
They're my advisor: Snobswap  •  CEO, Co-Founder, SNOBSWAP. Previously Attorney - Division of Advertising Practice, Federal Trade Commission. University of Michigan grad.
Alexander has a rare combination of high creative intelligence and business savvy. He also is very personable, listens well, and provides v ... aluable insight and guidance.
Jack Dempsey
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Anthem Wares. Previously CEO, Jack Dempsey LLC. Georgetown grad.
Alex is intelligent, experienced, and personable, the three must haves of a great advisor.

Glynn LoPresti

Glynn will make an awesome advisor.