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Howdy! I’m Tim —

a Latinx geek, leftist, and maker of stuff in Oceanside, CA


  • 28 hrs 5 mins
  • VS Code on Mac
  • CSS 8 hrs 55 mins
  • TypeScript 8 hrs 46 mins
  • PHP 5 hrs 30 mins
  • JavaScript 2 hrs 25 mins

About Me

I love Star Wars, cof­fee, tak­ing pic­tures, spend­ing time with friends, read­ing comics, writ­ing on my blog, mak­ing YouTube videos, watch­ing movies, play­ing board games, and spend­ing time naked near wa­ter (except lakes 🤮. Not a huge fan of lakes).

I was born and raised in Southern California. In 2012, I moved to Minnesota and spent seven years there. It was a great ad­ven­ture. It helped me grow in ways I would’ve never imag­ined and lead me to meet my in­cred­i­ble spouse.

I’m an em­pa­thetic hu­man, striv­ing to be kind and lov­ing to my fel­low hu­mans.

Work Stuff #

I’m a Senior Frontend Engineer at 10up.

I’m also the cre­ator of Bokeh. In 2019, I suc­cess­fully raised over $10k on Kickstarter to cre­ate an ini­tial app. Bokeh is an Instagram al­ter­na­tive to share pho­tos with friends and fam­ily pri­vately.

Previously, I was the Senior Producer at Changelog, Senior UX Designer & Developer at Mealthy, Design Mentor at Bloc, UX Developer at Galvanize, and Owner of Anythin’ Goes. Relay FM, Carbon Ads, &Yet, Lullabot, Crush & Lovely, and The Clinton Foundation are more of the amaz­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions I’ve had the chance to work with. Here’s my re­sume if you’re in­ter­ested.

Other Cool Stuff #

I hosted The East Wing from 2012–2015. It was a pod­cast that in­ter­viewed peo­ple who build the web. The pod­cast was nom­i­nated for a Net Magazine award two years in a row.

I had a blog called Bright Pixels (formerly The Bold Report) that I wrote from 2013–2019. My writ­ing has also ap­peared on A List Apart, UX Booth, and Net Magazine. If you’d like me to write for your pub­li­ca­tion, my email ad­dress is listed be­low.

Contact #

I love re­ceiv­ing email from real peo­ple, so fire away! You can also find me on Twitter as @smithtimmytim.