Nick Wynja

Software product manager, writer, and proponent of the open web

I live in New York and work with a creative team to make a design system for improving the user experience of business software.

To me, technology is most importantly an infrastructure to connect people, ideas, and information so I taught myself to code and manage servers and then created tools and products for reading and publishing on the open web.

I wrote a book of essays on simplicity and design, tools, writing, and mindfulness.

You can read more about my current and past projects, browse my Github profile, and see my resume.

The best way to contact me is to email

Summer 2018

This summer, I’m getting married and traveling through Europe, Southeast Asia, and the west coast of Canada and the US for three months with my new bride for our honeymoon. I’m excited to share my journey with you so please follow along by RSS or by subscribing to my mailing list.

Featured Writing

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Highway Lines

February 2018

Life’s moments tick like highway lines.


December 2017

Measuring the passage of time with toothbrushes.

Midsummer Night's Air

June 2017

The air was thick and dead.

Until the Lights Peek Around the Bend

November 2015

This scene can be a moment.

The Man in the Chair

August 2012

In a city like this, the barber shop is where dreams begin.