Flint & Kent's founder, Alex Bates' lifework is designing goods for good. Over the course of her career, Alex has built and led teams for some of the biggest names in the business. At West Elm, she led the effort to expand the brand's audience with innovative collections of environmentally responsible products, artisanal goods, and designer-led collaborations. At Martha Stewart Living, she was responsible for the creative development of products that generated over a billion dollars in annual revenue. She's equally at home in a start-up environment, happy to roll up her shirtsleeves and build from the ground up.
Alex founded Flint & Kent as a design consultancy with a special focus on social impact. Flint & Kent is a collective of like-minded product designers, graphic artists, merchants, branding specialists, art directors, sourcing-gurus, writers and photographers. This talented team of individuals is united by a commitment to sustainable design and ethical sourcing while creating an inspired product or brand. They collaborate according to the needs and size of their clients’ projects, which keeps them nimble and efficient.