Alex Graves

Hi! I'm Alex, a recent graudate of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering, where I studied Digital Media Design. This is a computer science major with a concentration in computer graphics. I also minored in French and Francophone Studies.

My core courses involved projects like creating Mini Minecraft in C++ with OpenGL and building a path tracer from scratch. For my senior project, I built a user input-based procedural city generator. Other computer science courses I've taken include Data Structures and Algorithms, Databases and Information Systems, Big Data Analytics, Ruby on Rails Web Development, and Computer Organization and Design. I also took a number of art classes, including 3D Computer Modeling and Drawing.

Outside of academics, I spent most of my time at The Daily Pennsylvanian, where I was most recently the Director of Web Development, in 2018. I oversaw a team of developers as well as a range of projects including full-scale apps, project pages, and data journalism. In 2017, I was the Digital Director. In that role I oversaw digital strategy and creative direction, and managed seven digital departments, including web development, video, and design. In 2016, I was a Design Editor, and helped to shift the DP's design team from a print-focused department to one that also focused on graphics and working closely with the web team.

Additionally, I worked regularly as a designer (generally on graphic design, projections, or sound) on the productions of Penn's various theater companies. I was also a member of Penn's chapter of oSTEM.