Alex Neonakis of Naughty Dog

Alex Neonakis is your typical vide-game playing Neuroscience major, turned artist from Nova Scotia. Since that phrase describes literally no one I know, it’s easy to see why I wanted her on the show. Alex resides now in Santa Monica where she’s crafting user interfaces for triple-a game developer Naughty Dog, the people behind Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted and The Last of Us. We talk about her career path, the tools she uses to accomplish her job, and working in a flat structured company where cross-departmental collaboration has resulted in some of the most beautiful and memorable games of the last twenty years.