Joel Hawksley
joel@hawksley.org

Writing

About

Joel Hawksley and dog Captain at Davidson Mesa in Louisville, Colorado

Hi!

My name is Joel, and I live in Louisville, Colorado with my wife Caitlin and our Golden Retriever, Captain.

Work

I work at on the Design Systems team at GitHub, leading development of the ViewComponent framework and Primer ViewComponents library. I’ve previously worked at Galvanize, Wunder Capital, and MojoTech.

Mentorship

I am a firm believer in the power of peer mentoring. In addition to being a Big Brother, I regularly support several aspiring engineers in their pursuit of a career in software.

Photography

My formal education is in photojournalism.

Prior to my career in software, I worked as a photographer at several newspapers including The Roanoke Times and The Seattle Times, specializing in sports coverage.

Today, my freelance clients include The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. I focus on travel and nature in my personal work.

Projects