Hi, I'm Tristan McDonald.

I design to answer the question, "what does this need to do, and how best can it do that?"

I write software to answer the question, "what will I be glad of when I come back to this codebase in five years' time?"

An image of Tristan McDonald on a beach in Puglia, Italy

My main contribution to open-source is my CSS framework for designing and building maintainable frontends, Tenet.

For the past few years I worked as Principal of Frontend Engineering & Design at a software house in Bristol, and now I'm contracting.