Hello! I'm Jag Talon. 👋🏽 I'm a front-end engineer and designer.

I care about amplifying people's voices. I started a podcast called Friends Talk Frontend last year where I interview inspiring people in the web and design world. I make it a point to be aware of who I'm interviewing and what we talk about so that I can make tech approachable to listeners. I was on Codepen's podcast as well talking about the origins of the show.

I care about helping people. I started a blog called Always a Work in Progress that aims to help newcomers in the tech industry. I also frequently post and reply to people on communities like Dev.to. I also screencast tutorials.

I care about users. I think a lot about the way we use technology and its effects on people. I've worked hard trying to learn and improve on accessibility and performance on websites. I also keep myself aware about the effects of technology by reading and listening to works like Technically Wrong and Weapons of Math Destruction.

I know how to communicate. I've been a remote employee at DuckDuckGo for 5 years now, and I learned a lot about managing my time, dealing with stress, and most importantly, being productive despite the fact that my coworkers are in different time zones. I learned to update people about my project, work, and life so that everyone is on the same page.

I've collaborated with strangers online. I was a maintainer of DuckDuckHack for 2 years, and I think that helped me be more empathetic towards programmers who are still learning their craft. I was also responsible for communicating the future plans of the company to the developers and getting their code to work on our platform. I've also contributed to open source projects like Firefox DevTools and Servo.

I care about other people's success. There is an organization in Philadelphia called Elaconf that needed to raise money, so a friend and I started a fundraiser, and it got us over $1000 in donations. 🙌🏽

I care about design. I've been designing interfaces as well which includes a lot of user research, A/B testing, content creation, and collaboration. Here's an example of my process.

Psst! Let's work together! Hit me up at jag@jagtalon.com.