Co-founder and President | Hand Drawn Records
Alex “Cush” Cushing is co-founder and President of Dallas-based independent music label and vinyl record press Hand Drawn Records. Born and raised in New York City, Alex attributes the development of his creative self to the people and music that surrounded him as a youth— from the hip-hop poets on the sidewalks and subways, to the punks, and jam bands finding their sound at his favorite clubs.
Alex gained his first exposure to entrepreneurship in high school, when he moved with his parents to Taiwan to help his father launch a manufacturing business.
Prior to Hand Drawn, Alex was a global brand manager at Fossil Inc. in Richardson, TX, responsible for leading design teams, and managing the development, marketing and sales of multiple watch brands, including Fossil, Michael Kors, DKNY and Karl Lagerfeld. Under Alex’s leadership, Fossil brand watches gained over 50 percent of the US market share. Previously, Alex lived in Florida and California leading a international Watch retailer and a global division of business for Louis Vuitton Monet Hennessy.
Alex received his B.A. from Syracuse University. He is on the board of Cancer Jam, an organization that help musicians or families battling Cancer find moments of joy through music.
In his free time, Alex can be seen transporting his sons’ musical equipment to one of their many concerts around Dallas, supporting his wife’s growing political career, and enjoying nice quiet walks with his rescue dog, Quinn.