Alex TerendaProduct Designer

Alex Terenda


Independent product designer and engineer.


I help early stage startups solve complex problems with simple, elegant interfaces.

Previously I was an engineer at Cado Security, a cloud forensics startup, and a designer for MesslyID, a healthcare identity system funded by Innovate UK.

I went to University College London where I studied Medicine, with stints of Product Design at University of the Arts London and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.


  • Product Designer
    2015 - Present
  • Product Engineer
    2021 - 2023
    Cado Security
  • Teacher
    2021 - 2022
    Le Wagon
  • Product Designer
    2019 - 2020
  • Community Lead
    2018 - 2019
    Indie London


Kind words from folks I've worked with.

  • Alex has led the transformation of our product from one of deep design debt to a design-forward way of thinking where we deliver meaningful improvements on a continual basis - much to the delight of internal and customer stakeholders.

    Alex's unique blend of technical expertise, design acumen, understanding of process, and commitment to design culture has been absolutely central to that transformation, and I feel fortunate to witness and experience that.

    Paul StampVP of Product at Cado Security
  • Alex is a rare combo of skills: A product designer with a strong, clean aesthetic and an arsenal of technical expertise. He’s always able to keep to high UX standards while making incredibly smart design choices that enable the rest of the content and engineering team to function like a well oiled machine.

    A great designer to brainstorm with and always the first person I would go to for feedback.

    El WinterContent Designer at Meta
  • Alex has been a true asset to the team, he consistently pushed the design standards with a great eye for detail and an intuitive insight into how things could and should be done.

    Anthony YoungEngineering Manager at Cado Security


I work remotely from Lisbon, though can be found in London every so often.

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