I’m Robin, a designer, writer and typographer living in San Francisco.
I work at Gusto as a designer and developer on the design systems team and I spend a lot of my time thinking about web design, front-end development, and UX. I’m also on the team at CSS-Tricks where we write about web design, too. Here though you’ll find an archive of everything I’ve published in the last five years and so I can only offer a word of warning; things certainly got a little weird at one point or another.
Favorites from the Archive
The Success of Many Days
And the result of 3 years of refactoring.
Design Systems at Gusto
Whether you’re just starting out building a complicated front-end, or if you’re getting ready to build a style guide at a large organization then hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes.
The Futures of Typography
What are the skills we need to contribute to the future of typography? And what do two ghostly figures from the 15th century have to do with that future?
The Great Unbundling
Somehow I’ve found myself in a room bustling with all the languages of Europe—they’re mixing out in the dusty air around me; Dutch and German, Greek and French, others are arguing in Romanian (or perhaps Italian) whilst they nudge past their elderly counterparts, tourists speaking English. Although they all share their incompatible language with a neighbour, everyone around me can somehow communicate quite easily.
Adventures in Typography
My weekly newsletter is all about, well, typography, yes. But it’s also about publishing and graphic design. It’s about calligraphy and lettering, display type and micro type (and what those words mean). It’s a newsletter for book nerds, typographers, and neon light enthusiasts. If you’ve somehow found yourself here then I think you might like it.