Hey, I’m Alex

I’m a front-end developer who is passionate about building inclusive web experiences. Currently I’m teaching what I know about HTML, CSS, & JavaScript on YouTube.

Photo of Alex Carpenter
Photo by Jill DeVries

Throughout the past five years I've worked professionally as a hybrid front-end developer/designer. Working confidently throughout the stack to produce semantic accessible markup, with modular CSS, and progressively enhance the experience with unobtrusive JavaScript.

I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with my wife and our puppy, where we spend our time fly fishing, hiking, and seeking adventures offline.

Checkout my now page to see what I am up to right now.

Interviews

  • Developurrs - An interview series where web professionals about their beloved pets…and tech.
  • Show Me Your Mic - A show that talks to podcasters about gear, software, workflow, and philosophies behind podcasting.
  • How to Hold a Pencil - An interview show with self-taught designers and developers.

Experience

  • Front-end developer @ NationBuilder

    Nov 2018 - Current

  • Senior developer @ Mighty in the Midwest

    Oct 2015 - Nov 2018

  • Front-end Developer & Designer @ Masuga Design

    Feb 2012 - Oct 2015

  • Co-founder & Creative Director @ Hybrid Media Co.

    Dec 2010 - Feb 2012

Colophon

  • Site is built using the static site generator 11ty.
  • Template code makes use of Nunjucks.
  • Styles are written in vanilla CSS.
  • Site is hosted and built using Netlify.
  • View the source code on Github.

Sidenotes

Pronouns
He/him/his

Current location
Grand Rapids, MI.

Top bookmarks
github.com, youtube.com, dribbble.com, siteInspire, dwell.com

Top apps
VSCode, Todoist, iTerm2, Bear, 1Password, Spectacle

Audio
Bear's Den, Damien Jurado, Chris Stapleton, Tycho

Inspiration
I am inspired by passionate people. People who share what they love with everyone else.