About me
I’m Alessandro Mingione, a designer from Rome, Italy, living in Northern California. For the past five years I’ve been designing security and privacy software. I started at Palantir, where I led Design for the Foundry Security product area and collaborated with the Privacy and Civil Liberties team. I then briefly contracted for Tonic, a startup that combines synthetic data and AI to create fake datasets that behave like the real deal. I’m now at Tailscale, where we are creating tiny decentralized internets that — through cryptography and the powerful dynamics of small social groups — are easier to operate, safer, and more human.
Experience
  • Tailscale
    Designer
    2021 – 
  • Various startups
    Consulting
    2020 – 
  • Palantir
    Design Group Lead
    2018 – 20
  • Product Designer
    2013 – 18
  • Product Design Intern
    2013
  • ALA
    Co-Founder
    2010 – 
  • Various clients
    Brand Designer
    2010 – 13
Education
  • Stanford Continuing Studies
    Philosophy
    2020 – 21
  • IUAV Venezia
    Interaction Design
    2012 – 13
  • HGB Leipzig
    Type Design
    2011 – 12
  • ABA Roma
    Editorial Design
    2009 – 12
  • ISIA Roma
    Industrial Design
    2009
When I'm not designing
You may find me sipping Taiwanese oolongs, hunting vintage menswear, and listening to hard bop, and funky jazz.