Extensibility in Digital Design Systems

5 Oct 2017

Extensibility Illustration

Creating a brand guideline document is a gruelling affair. You know the drill – font sizes, colour, image placement, image treatments, and a long list of do’s and don’ts for the logo. But you almost half know that the document in question will sit, lonely and neglected, on a shared drive somewhere, only to be dug out when a new one is required – and often, from someone else.

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Trends in Web Typography: What's your Type?

11 Jul 2017

Headings follow similar conventions: extended sans-serifs and display serif

Combing the web for inspiration often leads me down similar paths, and one website that’s nearly always on my go-to list is Typewolf, a stalwart of the cool and cutting-edge sites that utilise type as their main organising structure. As the clue is in the name, these sites aren’t always development marvels, but the typography is always on point, for better or for worse. There are beautiful sites, ‘interesting’ sites, and completely unusable sites; but they all have one thing in common: excellent and inspiring typography.

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On Jekyll, Github, and Developing... as a Designer

5 May 2017

Atom Editor: What I stared at for 3 weeks

It’s been a while in the making, but it is here, and it is glorious. As you may well know, launching a new site is an arduous, yet rewarding task; so please indulge me by cracking open a bottle of your favourite tipple, and read all about what took so long.

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A New Chapter

21 Apr 2017


Hello! At long last, here it is, the latest, greatest iteration of jakeatkin.co.uk. I’ll follow up the wheretos and whyfores at later date… but for now, I’ll be celebrating in style with a shandy or two.

Thanks for browsing, and I hope you enjoy perusing my digital wares.