Let's imagine a new world.
I’m Leigh Alexander, an award-winning writer working at the intersection of technology, culture and narrative. Whether I’m creating fiction about digital society, writing editorial from the front lines of a new media dystopia, or designing stories for video games, my work pays homage to the raw, surprising moments that emerge from systems.
As a narrative designer, I make high-level worldbuilding and thematic concepts for interactive experiences, games and emerging platforms. I also write dialogue, for simple scenes and procedural systems alike. My futurist fiction projects draw on the ten years I spent as a journalist online and in print, during which I drew fire as a progressive games critic and worked as a tech industry columnist and presenter.
I’m influenced by vintage text adventures, reality TV, psychedelic folk, the malaise of the 90s, the space-age poptimism of the Y2k era, anti-fascism, interfaces, tarot, Sailormoon, technomancy, and children’s television. Where sinister architectures and troubled ecosystems are found, I create.
I’ve been working in interactive entertainment and digital culture for a decade, and I won the 2019 award for Best Writing in a Video Game from the esteemed Writers Guild of Great Britain. my work has also been nominated in the Game Developers Choice Awards, BAFTA Game Awards, Independent Game Festival, Golden Joystick and Develop Awards, among others.
Many of my current projects are unannounced; here you’ll find some of my favorite recent credits.
Want to work together?
If you’re looking for worldbuilding, story design, dialog writing, or narrative design expertise, I’m available either on a contract basis or for longer-term exclusive relationships. I also design consulting solutions for boutique storytelling and communications needs in any medium, and I’m also available for ongoing presenting work and compensated speaking engagements.
I’m based in Brighton, UK, but most often work remotely. Reach out via leighalexander 1 at gmail, and let’s see what we can do.