About us

We founded Component Kitchen in 2014 when we saw that web components would soon give the industry a powerful new way of creating and sharing app user interfaces.

Our interest in helping companies build great user experiences on top of web components led us to start the Elix open web components project.

Rob Bearman

Rob is a software developer and product designer with extensive start up experience. He has mobile applications on the Google Play store with close to a million downloads, and currently focuses on JavaScript web applications and Node.js systems. Rob's software development experience includes nearly a decade at Microsoft where he met Jan on his first day. He joined Component Kitchen in July 2014.

Rob enjoys targeting integrated solutions, investigating new technologies and approaches to web based applications as well as developing business strategy. He is skilled in matching technical solutions and architectures with business needs, bringing a broad base of industry knowledge together with developer-level technical skills.

Jan Miksovsky

Jan is an user experience designer, software developer, and tech entrepreneur. His user experience design career began at Microsoft, then led to his founding Cozi, a company focusing on technology for busy families. As the web platform improved, he moved on to found Component Kitchen in January 2014.

Jan loves tackling everything from large, challenging products to sweating the small details essential to a great design. His particular focus is projects at the intersection of user experience design and technical engineering. People he's worked with have often said that his most unique skill is being able to deeply understand a complex space and construct a comprehensive model or framework that leads to innovative, scalable solutions.

He has written extensively on both user interface design and on web user interface development, and is listed as an inventor on numerous software patents.