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MOSS: A JOURNAL OF NORTHWEST WRITING // Co-founder, editor, publisher.

Described as being “at the vanguard of modern Northwest literature,” Moss has received praise for its beautiful design, quality writing, and sustained commitment to supporting local and emerging talent. Now in its third year, Moss has been covered by The Offing, Lit Hub, Longreads, The Rumpus, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, City Arts, The Millions, Portland Mercury, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more, and was nominated for a James W. Ray Venture Project Award from Artist Trust in Seattle.

“...a quality publication, with a strong editorial hand...” —Paul Constant, The Stranger

“...where place-based writing is often a buzzword, the journal provides an in-depth examination into what it means for writing to be 'Northwestern.'” —Bill Carty, City Arts

“...the perfect thing for the bookish indoor kids of the Pacific Northwest.”
—Megan Burbank, The Portland Mercury

Moss is available online, and from independent booksellers like:

Third Place Books (SEA)  •  Elliott Bay Book Company (SEA)
Phinney Books (SEA)  •  Left Bank Books (SEA)  •  Auntie's
Bookstore (Spokane)  •  Powell’s Books (PDX)  •  Broadway
Books (PDX)  •  Skylight Books (LA)  •  McNally Jackson (NYC)

COMMERCIAL REEL (2015) // Director, producer, shooter, editor.

As a filmmaker, Alex specializes in documentary-style work, including narrative documentary filmmaking, location and event shooting, and content creation for new media and social platforms. Reel above includes work for clients like Adobe, Visa, Spotify, Coca Cola, and Neutrogena.

Additional clients (not shown) include Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, American Giant, UT-Austin, Storm King Art Center, the Kellogg Foundation, the ACLU, and many more. Alex's commercial work has been featured on sites like Behance, Entrepreneur,, Fast Company, TechCrunch and Vogue.

JOHNNY RAY GILL for AMERICAN GIANT // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style influencer profile for San Francisco-based clothing label American Giant. Shot on Panasonic GH4. Representative of Alex's small-crew documentary work for brands, agencies, and non-profits.

GEORGE CUTTS for STORM KING ART CENTER // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style artist interview for Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park in New York's Hudson River Valley. Shot on Panasonic GH2.

IT PRO TESTIMONIAL for LENOVO // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style testimonial promoting the Lenovo Tiny Desktop line. Shot on Panasonic GH2.

THE BOOK OF JOE // Producer.

This cult/sci-fi/action short film premiered at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, and went on to play at HollyShorts, Dallas VideoFest, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and more. Ain’t It Cool News accurately declared The Book of Joe to be “...a truly out there kind of chucklefest of randomness.”

RECENT STILLS // Photographer.

A selection of recent lifestyle, art, and documentary photos. Includes personal projects alongside work for clients like Visa, T-Mobile, and Adobe. Cameras used include: Panasonic GH5, Nikon F2 (35mm), Canon 5D Mk III, Panasonic GH2, Minolta SR-T 101 (35mm).

Social content for Visa 'Weekending' campaign. New York, 2014.

'3 Countries, 1 Plan' Instagram campaign for T-Mobile. Puerta Vallarta, Seattle, Vancouver B.C., 2015.
John Legend at SXSW for Visa. Texas, 2015.

Design element for Visa 'Footballentines Day' campaign. New York, 2014.

Chocolate Skateboards 20th Anniversary for Adobe. New York, 2014.

Portrait series for Whittier College. Los Angeles, 2016.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAGIC CARDS // Publisher, editor, design.

A Brief History of Magic Cards explores the people, culture, and rich history of Magic: The Gathering, the world’s first (and still most popular) collectible card game. Combining writing from Seattle’s Chris Morris-Lent with illustration, interviews, and other ephemera, A Brief History speaks to long-time fans and curious bystanders alike.

“CML taught me everything I didn’t know I needed to know about Magic. He traces the game’s history with veteran wit and a true cynic’s insight.”
—Austin Powell, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Dot

The funding campaign and book release included buttons, stickers, and a limited-edition poster, based on art commissioned from illustrator Cassie Graus.

You can find the print book online, and at independent game stores like Card Exchange, Gamma Ray Games, Uncle’s Games, Green Lake Games, The Dreaming, and Blue Highway Games in Seattle, and Alternate Universe in Los Angeles. Also available as an eBook on Amazon.
Alex was born and raised in Seattle, and has lived and worked in Austin, New York, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He graduated from Amherst College with a double major in American Studies & Film.

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