Hello There!

I'm Mike Aparicio, a.k.a. Peruvian Idol. I'm a Chicago-based UI developer currently focused on Design Systems. I write about web design and development, video games, pop culture, basketball, and other things I find interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!


After a long career as a company "web guy," I joined Groupon in 2011, where I built our in-house CSS frameworks and currently work on our Design System as a Senior UI Engineer. I enjoy helping companies improve their process and collaboration between design and engineering.

Someday I'll get around to adding a portfolio with examples of my work!


October 8, 2019
Extra Life 2019
Leveling up fundraising in year six!
June 27, 2019
Why I Love Dark
The best show on Netflix you (probably) haven't seen.
May 16, 2019
Don't Let Your Engineering Team Bleed Out
Thoughts on being a CSS medic.

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