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Alex Carpenter

User Interface Engineer at Clerk

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User Interface Engineer who enjoys working at the intersection of design and engineering teams. Currently apart of the design team at Clerk.


  • Senior UI Engineer at Clerk

    2024 — Current

    UI Engineer apart of the design team, currently working on dashboard UI and Clerk Elements.

    • Next.js
    • Tailwind CSS
    • TypeScript
    • Framer Motion
  • Lead Web Engineer at Watershed

    2023 — 2023

    Web Engineer apart of the marketing department, built and maintained everything across

    • Next.js
    • Sanity CMS
    • CSS Modules
    • Framer Motion
  • Senior Lead Web Engineer at HashiCorp

    2021 — 2023

    Lead Web Engineer on the core web team, helped build and maintain public-facing HashiCorp websites and web applications with Next.js.

    • Next.js
    • Dato CMS
    • Reach UI
    • TypeScript
    • CSS modules
    • Framer Motion
  • UI Engineer at NationBuilder

    2018 — 2021

    UI Engineer working on the design team, collaborating closely with engineers implementing new features and building out our design system Radius.

    • React
    • Rails
    • Bootstrap
  • Senior Web Engineer at Mighty in the Midwest

    2015 — 2018

    Senior Developer building and maintaining client websites built with Craft CMS, ExpressionEngine, and Shopify. Lead front-end initiatives to improve CSS and JavaScript architecture and implement an atomic deployment pipeline for our projects.

    • Craft CMS
    • Shopify
    • SCSS
    • jQuery
  • Front-end Developer at Masuga Design

    2012 — 2015

    Front-end Developer building user interfaces for clients like A&E Networks, Image Comics, and Fox Networks Info with ExpressionEngine.

    • ExpressionEngine
    • Craft CMS
    • SCSS
    • jQuery


  • Alex is an excellent teammate and an exceptionally talented web developer. When he joined the team we gained an incredibly strong collaborator. His thoughtful approach to both producing work and actively reviewing code instantly improved the entire teams workflow. It is clear that Alex is a life long learner and therefore is always sure to bring a new, novel approach to solve a problem.

    Jimmy Merritello

    Web Engineer HashiCorp

  • Alex and I worked together on the design team at NationBuilder. Alex is a natural problem solver, and a talented visual designer. That combination makes him an excellent front-end engineer. We worked together on a new feature with a complex UI and he was able to interpret the designs with a care and detail that is rare, while also making thoughtful UX suggestions. Not to mention Alex is just a great person, easy to talk to and lovely to work with.

    Amy Stuart

    Senior Designer NationBuilder

  • I worked with Alex on a variety of different projects. He is excellent at his craft and a pleasure to collaborate with. His attention to detail always resulted in an extremely polished final product.

    Andrew Possehl

    Senior Designer NationBuilder

  • Alex is incredibly skilled, efficient, and thorough in his work. Perhaps more than any other co-worker I have had, Alex possesses a deep and wide understanding of modern web technologies, while his steady passion for producing best-of-class work inspires his peers to write cleaner, simpler, and more elegant code.

    Kyle Luck

    Developer Mighty in the Midwest

  • Alex is incredibly thorough and thoughtful with his work and is always seeking out improving in his craft. He’s conscious of meeting deadlines and communicates concerns early so that project teams can be proactive in problem solving.

    Danielle Dunn

    Project Manager Mighty in the Midwest

  • I would recommend Alex to any forward-thinking web team. His passion for web standards along with his friendly attitude made him an invaluable part of our development team. I`m always especially impressed with his commitment to continuous learning and I hope to have the chance to work with him again!

    Melissa Taylor

    Director Client Services Mighty in the Midwest

  • Alex is a true autodidact that is dedicated to keeping up with the latest development tools, methods and trends.

    Benjamin Kohl

    Back-end Developer Masuga Design