Alexander Lotersztain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. He graduated from Design at Griffith University QCA in 2000. He is director of Derlot Pty. Ltd., a multi-disciplinary studio focusing on projects including product, furniture, branding, hotel design, interior design and art direction with clients both nationally and internationally. Alex recently won the Inaugural Queensland Premier Smart State Designer of the Year Fellowship Award 2010, and was named one of the 100 most influential designers worldwide in “&fork” by Phaidon. Alexander is also part of the “Smart State Design Council” for the Queensland Government in Australia, drafting the Smart State design Strategy for 2020.