Hi! I'm Tyler. I'm a designer and engineer that makes tools for learning and creativity. I care a lot about helping people be expressive and making complicated stuff accessible.

I'm currently a product designer at Replit, making programming more accessible and collaborative on the web. Before that, I spent some time at the MIT Media Lab prototyping new ways for kids to brainstorm in Scratch. In a previous life, I did my master's in education at Harvard, studied computer science and researched NLP at Emory, and researched mobile health apps at Georgia Tech.

I'm most interested in low-barrier creative tools (art, music, math, writing, code), knowledge management, learning sciences, data science, and bio-inspired design and computer science. I'm particularly fascinated by how people have ideas, tools for working with them, programming languages as expressive tools and user interfaces, and collaborative creativity.

Hard skills: web and mobile development, UI and UX design, graphic design, data visualization, research, data science, writing.

Söft skills: mainly being awful with directions.


Besides the more detailed case studies on here, I also recently published some essays (and blog on Replit):

  1. Information forest: what should the browser of the 2020s be?
  2. CLUI: Building a Graphical Command Line
  3. Bringing Replit's Marketing to the Modern Age
  4. Using Replit as a CMS


I keep a running list of band names that come out randomly in conversations. If you're a friend of mine and you think I'm missing one of our band names from this list, please text me

  • Rattled by static
  • ‘Children’ of undefined
  • Snakes like Noodles
  • Lizard in my pocket
  • Scuba Rave
  • Missing mittens - 1/18/20
  • European tension - 2/27/20
  • Yuk 901 - 2/28/20
  • Earthy neutrals - 3/1/20
  • Corona jam - 3/13/20 (friday the 13)


I'm impressed if you've made it this far down my about page! I also like to cook a lot. So much so that I have a menu pasted on my kitchen wall so that whenever my friends come over, they can order. Here's the menu