About me

I’m from the south-west of England, but now I live in cloudy San Francisco where I design things at Sentry whilst I blog alongside the ever-so-lovely team at CSS-Tricks. Here 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. Over in /notes I write about whatever’s going on in my head at the moment and /essays is where those notes get polished into something a bit more readable.

Also! My current side project is a newsletter all about typefaces and fonts (and what those words mean). It’s for book nerds, typographers, neon light enthusiasts, and for people who have no interest in typography whatsoever. Each week I write about a stroll through the city and a letter that caught my eye, or a beautiful book, or even a wiggly videogame.

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Notes from the field


Donny Trương asks about the future of his website.

New CSS Tricks and Design Engineers

The front-of-the-what?

Pointing at things

Point at things, say whoa, and elaborate.

Copywriting Rules I Struggle With

Copywriting needs rules, yes. But language requires play.

Exquisite kestrels disappear

Lewis Mcguffie on type design and scale.