J a n D R E W N I A K UX Engineering a.k.a making the internet make sense

Hello there

I’m an UI engineer living in 🇨🇦 Cambridge Ontario. I work at the Wikimedia Foundation on the Web Team. But, more importantly, this is how you pronounce my name:

The redesign of Wikipedia I’ve been working on is now live! I specialize in writing scalable & maintainable font-end code emphasizing semantics, performance, accessibility and internationalization making cool stuff for the web 👾. I recently finished working on the first Wikipedia redesign in over a decade, and right now I’m working on bringing dark-mode 🌚 to Wikipedia. I also maintain the Wikipedia homepage.

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In the distant past I’ve gone to art school 🎨, worked in advertising, start-ups, digital agencies and lived in Poland 🇵🇱 for 11 years.

When I’m not in front of my computer, I might be riding my bike 🚲, trying to winter-proof my 100 year old home 🏠 or occasionally parenting 👧🏼👧🏻.