Alex (she/they) is our Artist in Residence.
Alex is… Driven!
Working in video game production as a disabled individual fuelled Alex’s passion for accessibility, equity and diversity. Her love of game development has taken her to all corners of the country, offering her consultancy to independent startups and studios alike. Now medically retired, she resides just outside of Yeovil with her dog Caesar, towering collection of yarn, art supplies and stacks upon stacks of video games that nobody else seems to have played.
These are a few of their favourite things:
- Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, GOD HAND, Skies of Arcadia
- Food: Crunchy Cheetos
- Artist: Ariel Z.B, Kentaro Miura
- Emoji: 🖤
- Season: Summer
She loves crafts!
Alex often needs to be physically restrained from picking up new hobbies. Her crafts of choice are crochet and cross stitch, but her education in fine art has given her a solid foundation in physical and digital mediums when it comes to painting and drawing. Creative expression is deeply important to her and she holds the firm belief that art in all of its forms brings us closer to each other and helps us to understand ourselves. Plus, it’s fun making soft toys!
How will I recognise Alex at YDP events?
Alex is a white, nonbinary-female person of size in their 30s and is a powered wheelchair user. She wears a lot of black alongside her green YDP hoodie and will either have shoulder-length blonde hair or her own short, wavy brown-blonde hair. She wears glasses, either clear frames with round lenses or black and pink frames with shaded rectangular lenses. At all events, Alex will also have their YDP ID card, which you can ask to see any time. It has braille on it for anyone with a visual impairment who wants to verify who they are talking to.