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Alex Schleifer

Head of design

Airbnb

2015 Edition, 18 November / Digital channels plenary session

Alex is the Head of Design at Airbnb, leading the user experience, insights, content and production design teams. As a teenager he co-founded Sideshow, which produced award-winning digital work for a variety of global clients. In 2011 they were acquired by Say Media, where he became Head of Design, helping them redefine digital publishing. During this time he also co-founded UX Magazine, which quickly became the authority on user experience design. Alex is passionate about creating beautiful, engaging digital products that change the way we tell stories and make connections.