I think about interface design all day. Contact me by X (Twitter) or email.
Visual design rules you can safely follow
Complementary, an interface design podcast I co-host
A YouTube channel where I review website designs
Quick start guides to interface design topics
A collection of visual design techniques
A list of every visual design concept
A list of every interaction design concept
Interviews about visual design
Anonymous interviews with designers
Background/container colour combinations you can use
Quotes about design
Notes on design books
Breakdowns of well-designed interfaces
Sample copy you can practice visual design with
Email me as much as you want for a month. I‘ve helped 42 clients improve their websites and apps so far.
A practical career approach for generalist designers
Cynical advice for designers
What defines a visual style
Style choices that make visual design harder
How to choose between design options
When it’s safe to copy something
Factors of good animation
Interface quality of life improvements
How I think about novelty
Levels of complexity in website design
How I think about quality
Non-interface factors that affect interface design
Uncommon but useful design terms
A critique of the Linear website
Short design books I recommend
A list of every interaction design book
How I define “interface design”
How interfaces change with frequency of use
Why designers don’t talk about interface design
The website visual design hall of fame
Evidence that designers don’t talk about visual design
Others’ classification of software design
Ways that software design is different
My definitions of “beauty” and “taste”
The four universal signals of quality
Classical and expressive aesthetics
Foundations of the visual design skillset
Types of elements in visual design
Visual design exercises
The six layers of interaction design
Evidence that quality is impossible at scale
The five purposes of elements in visual design
The ways software competes
Things I learned about visual design
Levels of visual design inspiration
Why quality is impossible at scale
The eleven interaction design spectrums
Where novel visual styles come from
The benefits of software quality
Tensions in interface design
A critique of the Stripe website
Factors of a good interface designer
How to look impressive without impressive projects or past jobs
The seventeen spectrums that define software “type”
The best WWDC videos about interface design
Common problems with design career advice
Signs that an organisation values interface design
Types of pattern in design
The building blocks of visual design
The twelve types of contrast in visual design
The six signals of quality in software
A list of every visual design book
The five purposes of visual design
The thirteen visual design spectrums
The eight purposes of colour in visual design
All possible parts of the design interview process
The five minute design curriculum
My design principles
What outsiders look for in a good designer
The six layers of visual design
How to improve your visual design
What is good interaction and visual design?
What is simple web design?
What is good craftspersonship?
Come up with design ideas alone
Design interesting one-column websites
I designed a collaboration feature for people who use the Beauhurst platform.
I designed an app to help people eat in a way that won’t hurt the planet.
I collected examples of my visual design.
An interview with Dive Club.
A Q&A with UX Talks.
A guest post for the Learn UI Design blog.