Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Webmaster in Seattle, Washington, he/him

Just happy to be here.

3 years ago


A computer programmer, I make websites.

I usually spend every day programming, designing, writing, and reading memos.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Seattle, WA

Internet Development Studio is an engineering and design team based out of Seattle, WA. We design, brand, market and code.

I manage this studio, mentor, and take on compelling projects.

2022 — Now
Seattle, WA

Investing in paramount technologies to improve the quality of human life and progress.

Mana Industries Fund 1 LP is our first Fund dedicated towards technologies that can augment and improve the quality of human life, while respecting individual agency.

2018 — Now
Reykjavík, Iceland

Document Group is a company focused on the medium of documents. It is the first profitable business I built solo.

2022 — 2023
Santa Monica, CA

Building teams and software to see the long-term growth of the decentralized web.

2021 — 2022
San Francisco, California, United States

I run arg.protocol.ai where I manage the daily operations. I spend every day designing, engineering, and managing projects for the distributed P2P web.

2019 — 2021
Vancouver BC, Canada

Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab. We build protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. I built and help lead a team that focuses on helping Filecoin & IPFS find product-market fit. We built slate.host and provided examples for many collaborators in the ecosystem.

2017 — 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Expo is a framework and a platform for universal React applications. I lead design decisions and implemented the website and developer tools to support 300k+ developers.

2016 — 2017
San Francisco, CA

Bold is an internal blog for your team's knowledge and big ideas. I lead front-end development for two product releases — obtaining #1 and #4 "Product of the Day" on Product Hunt.

2014 — 2016
San Francisco, CA

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. I was the 1st front-end engineering hire and hiring manager for the front-end team. I joined at the Series A and built mission critical features and a design system.

2013 — 2014
San Francisco, CA

A worldwide network of creators and designers creates original trading cards for everyone to discover and enjoy. It was an incredible opportunity to work with Rogie King as the 5th employee.

2012 — 2012
San Francisco, CA

MeetingsIO enables effortless video meetings. It works in the browser with up to five users and you can invite others via URL. I was the 4th employee brought on to build front-end features for the product. Ask me if you would like to be a moderator of WebRTC on Reddit.

  • MeetingsIO is Y-Combinator 2011 Alum.
2010 — 2010
US Expression Web Designer at Microsoft
Redmond, WA

I worked on the Microsoft Expression Web 4 team lead by Steve Guttman. My focus was on standard-based web authoring, research on new specifications such as the HTML5 `data-` spec, and building website templates. I had the #1 template on Microsoft Expression Web 4 for a period of time.


2007 — 2012
Pullman, WA

ACM President 2011-2012

  • Organized the University's first hackathon.




Internet Development Studio Company