Alexa Leigh Herasimchuk
Alexa Leigh Herasimchuk




Below is a small collection of videos, podcasts, articles and people who inspire me to create good work. I hope this list may be a resource of your inspiration as well.


Sarah Kay, If I should have a daughter

via TED: A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool…

Chris Milk, How virtual reality can be the ultimate empathy machine

via TED: Working at the frontiers of interactive technology, Chris Milk stretches virtual reality into a new canvas for storytelling…

Jamie Oliver, Teach every child about food

via TED: Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children.…



Kurzgesagt (German for: "In a nutshell“) is a Munich based youtube channel and design studio with a distinctive perspective on design, color and story telling

via kurzgesagt.orgIn an age of information overload we try to produce content that has value and that people actually notice and remember. There is no boring topic, you just have to tell a good story.

Watch on Youtube

Tony Robbins, Why we do what we do

via TEDTony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars.


Heroine Podcast with Maria Molfino

Heroine features the journeys of women creative leaders and risk-takers, focusing on their origins, creativity, and leadership.

Listen on iTunes

Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. 

Listen on iTunes

Invisibilia Podcast with Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

Listen on NPR


StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! 

Watch on Youtube

Keeping the Promise of Educational Technology with Vivienne and Norma Ming

via YoutubeDrawing on their failures and successes as students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs, Vivienne and Norma share their vision for keeping the promise of educational technology.

Learn more about Dr. Vivienne Ming

FedUp with Katie Couric, Laurie David and Stephanie Soechtig

This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

Learn more about FedUp


Dear Design Student with multiple authors

via Medium: Advice on design from people who work for a living.

Mike Monteiro, How Designers Destroyed the World

via VimeoYou are directly responsible for what you put into the world. Yet every day designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This needs to change.

Everyone is Creative via Creative Mornings

Everyone is Creative via Creative Mornings

…and a special thanks to the following individuals who I am grateful to call my family and friends. You truly inspire me; don't stop creating.

Andrei Herasimchuk, Carolyn Davis, Donna Driscoll, Allen SaakyanBrenna Layne, Amy TonAlexis Lucio, Lucy Chen