Alex Westerman

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Alexander Westerman
Homage to David Bowie
Alma mater
OccupationCreative Director
SpouseDavid Gleason

Alexander Westerman is an American creative director based in Los Angeles.


Westerman started out as a prop master and art director. Westerman's experience ranges from television to movie and theater productions. He was an executive in charge of development at Bona Dea Productions, a production executive of The Weissberger Theatre Group, and an assistant to producer Fred Zollo for one year. In 2000, Westerman left his job at Disney to found a start-up called RadicalZoo.[1] RadicalZoo was to be a destination for independent filmmakers.[2]

RadicalZoo folded in 2003. Westerman joined the staff of Nickelodeon in 2004 and went on to create sites and applications for the company. Westerman lead the team that created Nicktropolis the virtual world. In 2009, Westerman left Nickelodeon to become Creative Director Worldwide Marketing and Communications for Mattel.[citation needed]

In 2007-2008, Westerman created an Adobe Air application as an Adobe launch partner. The application was the first game to be created using the air runtime. The game allows users to engage in a scavenger hunt, collecting jigsaw puzzle pieces and assemble and solve the puzzle offline in the Air runtime.[3]

In 2012 Westerman joined Guthy-Renker as head of digital creative.

In 2015 Westerman joined Spark Networks as head of creative.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In the spring of 2014, Westerman married David Gleason, senior vice president of research for E! and Esquire Network.[5][6]

Early work[edit]

Westerman's early training was in ballet; he studied at the School of American Ballet in New York, and while attending Ithaca College choreographed ballets for the dance school.[7][8][9][10]

At Nickelodeon Westerman was production director of Nicktropolis.[citation needed]

Involvement with REDCAT Theater[edit]

In 2017 Westerman accepted a position on the REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) COUNCIL having served as a Circle member from 2010 to 2017.[11]

Awards for associated websites[edit]

  • In 2004, was named Forbes Summer 2004 Best of the Web Pick.[13]


  1. ^ Dan Kadison (2001-05-13). "Are You Working Your Life Away? If, So You're Not Alone in This Job-Obsessed City, But Here's Why You Should Give Yourself a Break". The New York Post. Retrieved 2001-05-15.
  2. ^ Chris Erikson (2001-05-06). "A Wing, a Prayer And Presto, It's Web TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2001-05-06.
  3. ^ Robert Scoble (2008-02-26). "Adobe Air Engage 2008". Archived from the original on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  4. ^ "Nasdaq Earnings Call - Spark Networks, Inc. (LOV)".
  5. ^ "12 Hollywood Weddings on the Way - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  6. ^ "Fifty States—Plus D.C.—and Fifty-One Ways to Get Married". 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  7. ^ Patty Jacobson (1989-12-07). "Thematic diversity expands Horizon". The Ithacan. p. 17.
  8. ^ Tammy Lynch (1991-02-14). "Unusual dance exceeds limits". The Ithacan. p. 11.
  9. ^ Tammy Lynch (1991-02-14). "Unusual dance exceeds limits". The Ithacan. p. 14.
  10. ^ Supree, Burt (1989-07-11). "Contrivances". The Village Voice Burt Supree Critic Archive.
  11. ^ "REDCAT Council member page". 2009-06-08.
  12. ^ "Webby Award 2010 - Official Honoree Mattel Games Portal". 2010-05-29. Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  13. ^ "Forbes Magazine Best of the Web". 2007-01-29. Archived from the original on August 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-15.

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