hello, my name is ty carlson

I have been building websites, web apps, mobile apps, design systems, and most anything in between for over a decade. I am currently a Senior Frontend Engineer at Givebutter, bringing together everything changemakers need to successfully raise funds for good causes.

I currently live in Oklahoma City, OK with my wife (Lauren), son (Liam), and daughter (Remi).

Occasionally I enjoy taking on freelance projects. If you‘re looking for that sort of thing, feel free to email me.


Several years ago I re-invigorated my love of reading, and began setting yearly goals and tracking the books I chose to read. Here is that list of books I‘ve read, grouped by year.


Be forewarned, I‘m an amateur photographer at best. I bought an old Yashica FX-2 on eBay to try out film, and quickly learned how expensive it is to process. The DIYer in me figured out how to process and scan the film myself. I still don‘t actually know what I‘m doing, but it‘s enjoyable nonetheless.

In 2021, I upgraded my equipment to shoot medium format with a Mamiya 645 Super and am really loving the format so far. Fingers crossed 🤞 I don‘t burn too much more money on this hobby!


I write code for a living. From time to time I get the hankering to put something out into the world as open source, available to anyone who might want to use it. Here are a couple of those projects.