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 tiny, decentralized, interconnected internets. Realizing that not everything has to be built for “internet scale”, we build for humans at the tail end of the scale, making the most out of encryption and the powerful dynamics of small social groups.
You may find me sipping Taiwanese oolongs, hunting vintage menswear, and listening to hard bop, and funky jazz.
I keep a visual journal of food vessels immortalized after theyʼve served their purpose.