Alex Xu

Portland Design Ventures / Co-Founder

Prior founding “Portland Design Ventures”, Alex Xu was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Product Design’s Sports Product Design graduate program in Portland. His current research focuses on the integration of emerging technologies in the research and design of performance sportswear.

Alex graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Design in 2017 and became an educator after graduation. He was a design manager at Radius Product Development prior to academia.

Over the years, he has served independently for clients, including P&G, Pfizer, Samsung, Bayer, Kroger, and LEGO in a variety of projects. Most recently, he helped with the computational tooling design and development of the Columbia Arque and led the design and development of Vvolt ebike products. He also serves IDSA Oregon chapter as the vice-chair.

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