Kilian Valkhof

Building tools that make developers awesome.

About Kilian Valkhof

Kilian does not like writing in third person, so will use “I” throughout the rest of this page.

Hello! I’m a front-end developer, user-experience designer and pretty much a generalist. That means I also do back-end, visual design, marketing and devops, if need be. That’s because to me, all those things in the end impact a user’s experience, which is what I care about most. Trying to describe myself, I prefer “user experience developer”, though I recently got called “strange generalist” and yeah, that works too.

I develop tools and occasionally silly things and then blog about them. I tend to have strong opinions but I try to hold them weakly. You can find evidence of that in this blog’s archive. I am part of the Electron governance team and occasionally write for other blogs on a range of topics. (If you’re interested, contact me.)

Firstversionist is my professional home base.

I am available for speaking engagements, please see my Speaking page.

If you want to know what I use to design and develop, check out the tools I’m using.