About me

I’m Alessandro Mingione, a designer from Rome, Italy, living in Oakland, California. For the past six 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 building the new internet: an internet of decentralized networks that make the most out of cryptography and the powerful dynamics of small social groups (without burning the planet!).

  • Tailscale
    2021 –
  • Various startups
    2020 –
  • Palantir
    Design Group Lead
    2018 – 20
  • Product Designer
    2013 – 18
  • Product Design Intern
  • ALA
    2010 –
  • Various clients
    Brand Designer
    2010 – 13
  • Stanford Continuing Studies
    2020 – 21
  • IUAV Venezia
    Interaction Design
    2012 – 13
  • HGB Leipzig
    Type Design
    2011 – 12
  • ABA Roma
    Editorial Design
    2009 – 12
  • ISIA Roma
    Industrial Design
When I'm not designing
You may find me sipping Taiwanese oolongs, hunting vintage menswear, and listening to hard bop, and funky jazz.