I am a UX designer, author and editor, based in London.
I think working across several domains makes me better at solving problems and, ultimately, a better designer.
I've worked on cryptocurrency and digital privacy. I've also written books about early modern woodcuts, and decadent literature… I realise this is an unlikely set of interests.
Is generalism > specialism? It certainly has its advantages.
I always enjoyed books that told you a bit about their design, or at the very least, what font they were set in. It’s a pity that more websites don’t continue this tradition.
Clean, clear, minimal. My old website had a lot of animations, hover states, big, bold colours, parallax scrolling… It looked pretty cool, but it was unnecessary. I prefer to do more with less now. Plus the occasional vaporwave statue.
The text is set in Avenir and Avenir Light. This is a font that is both elegant and readable. The majority of all paragraph text is set in 20px (at desktop screen size). The minimum standard for legibility has shifted from 12px to 16px, and now 20px is increasingly common. I think 20px is more readable. I’ve also gone out of my way to ensure 50–100 characters per line, following Mary Dyson’s research on optimal line length and reading speed (2004).
Pure black and pure white are hard on the eyes. The black used for text is #181818. The white used for most backgrounds is #FAFAFA. Other colours are kept to a minimum.