Hey, I’m Lee Robinson

I’m a developer, writer, and creator living in Des Moines, IA. You’ve found my personal slice of the internet – everything you want to know and more is here.

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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.


React 2025

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

Mastering Next.js

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


The best serverless functions for JAMstack applications. Deploy to Vercel or Netlify for your static site.



  • Launched React 2025 💯

    Building a real SaaS application, from zero to production.

  • 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.

  • Became a Tech Lead 👨🏻‍💻

    Starting at the beginning of this year, I moved into a tech leadership role on one of our e-commerce development teams.

  • Mastering Next.js made $10K 📈

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


  • Software Engineer III ✨

    Lead our design system architecture, building new components with React, Storybook, and styled-components.

  • Mastering Next.js ⚛️

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

  • Bought a Townhome 🏡

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

  • Got Engaged 💍

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

  • 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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