Hey, I’m Lee Robinson

I'm a developer, writer, and creator. I work as the Head of Developer Relations at Vercel. You’ve found my personal slice of the internet – sign my guestbook while you're here or learn more about me.

Most Popular

Everything I Know About Style Guides, Design Systems, and Component Libraries

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A deep-dive on everything I've learned in the past year building style guides, design systems, component libraries, and their best practices.

How Stripe Designs Beautiful Websites

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Examining the tips and tricks used to make Stripe's website design a notch above the rest.

Creating a Monorepo with Lerna & Yarn Workspaces

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In this guide, you will learn how to create a Monorepo to manage multiple packages with a shared build, test, and release process.

Courses

React 2025

React 2025

Build and deploy a modern Jamstack application using the most popular open-source software.

Learn Next.js

Learn Next.js

A free video course for building static and server-side rendered applications with Next.js and React.

Recent Videos

What is Incremental Static Regeneration? (ISR)

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Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) allows content editors and developers to use st...

Using Serverless Redis with Next.js

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When front-end developers are learning the full-stack, they often stumble on which ba...

What State Management Library Should I Use with React?

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Do I need to use Redux? Should I just use React Context? This video will explain the ...

Timeline

2021

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    Head of Developer Relations at Vercel 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

    I'm extremely excited about this new role helping grow the Next.js and Vercel community.

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    10,000 YouTube Subscribers 🎥

    After many years on YouTube, I've started to figure this whole video thing out.

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    5,000 Newsletter Subscribers 💌

    If you want to stay up-to-date on my latest work, it usually hits the newsletter first. I try to send an update once a month.

2020

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    Joined ▲Vercel

    I'm excited to help grow the Next.js community and continue building the optimal workflow for front-end developers.

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    Launched React 2025 💯

    Building a real SaaS application, from zero to production.

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    Emerging Technology Leader of the Year 🏆

    I was extremely honored to be one of five finalists nominated for this award at the 2020 Prometheus Awards.

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    Got Married 🥳

    Great year for a wedding, huh? We had a small ceremony with family and it was better than I could have imagined.

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    Became a Tech Lead 👨🏻‍💻

    Starting at the beginning of 2020, I moved into a tech leadership role on an e-commerce development team at Hy-Vee.

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    Mastering Next.js made $10K 📈

    I taught hundreds of students from all over the world how to build web applications. Exceeded my wildest expectations.

2019

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    Software Engineer III ✨

    Led design system architecture at Hy-Vee, building new components with React, Storybook, and styled-components.

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    Mastering Next.js ⚛️

    Launched a 50+ lesson video course for building apps with Next.js and React.

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    Bought a Townhome 🏡

    Who wants to do yardwork? Not me. Plus, Allie and I love living downtown Des Moines.

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    Got Engaged 💍

    I asked my now fiancée, Allie, to marry me. She said yes! September was a busy month, to say the least – I also spoke at three events and sold my condo.

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    Spoke at Talent42 🎤

    I spoke to over 100 technical recruiting leaders from across the country at Talent42 in Seattle during a 45-minute keynote.

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