✏️ About This Newsletter

Common Discourse is a weekly briefing designed to help others (and myself) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work. It hits your inbox every Tuesday at 9:17am.

Each briefing is structured with a brief idea(s) from me, a quote from somebody else, and a few links leading to interesting things I found on the Internet over the last week.

ℹ️ About Me

I’m Alex Tan, a creative entrepreneur and brand builder living in Los Angeles and working globally. I’ve spent the last 4 years as an art director helping brands conceptualize and visually execute ideas for campaigns of all sizes.

Current Projects:

  • Partner and co-founder of MOUTHWASH—an offbeat experiment and editorial platform that explores stories through print, apparel, objects, and conversation.

  • Partner and co-founder of MOUTHWASH Studio—a creative practice that develops design, direction, and strategies for modern brands and individuals.

  • Partner at Public Display of Affection—a lifestyle label practicing compassionate curiosity.

  • I write Common Discourse—a weekly briefing designed to help others (and myself) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work.

👋 Say Hi

Let me answer any questions or just say hi. I always respond.

📩 jalexandertan@gmail.com

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