Patrick George Wyndham Smith writes for digital makers who work with code, explore design, or who build products.
I am a developer and designer who has worked professionally since 2009. I studied a Bachelor of Multimedia Design, and also I taught myself Objective-C and AppKit back before iPhone when it was just the Mac.
Royal Icing is my open source organisation, and product makers my focus. I want to make building products simpler, more reliable, better for end users, and better for the people making them.
Tools like React and TypeScript and Golang might be in my current kit, but I believe more broadly in components, declarative data, reusing & composing small pieces, automated testing & verifying. I also have a budget: I want to use the highest value tools that are affordable to small teams.