Mark Boulton

Journal

On design tasks

I talk about design tasks and why they are a terrible idea, how organisations can do better, and how designers might approach interviewing in a slightly different way.

Weeknote 22

A week in Germany.

Progressive brand enhancement in design systems

How does your design system turn the brand dial up or down in a diverse organisation?

Weeknote 21

Fixed a MacBook. Fixed a light. Went to New Adventures. Finally, after about 15 years, documented some work and published it on this website.

Weeknotes 20

The one where we went to Ynishir, I get over a bad chest infection, and I get my laptop repaired.

Maam as in jam

The day I went to Buckingham Palace, queued for a sandwich and accidentally met the Queen.

Moving on from EMBL

I'm leaving EMBL in a few weeks. Do you have a project or role in which you'd think I'd be a good fit? Then get in touch!

That was the year that was

A year end recap. A bit of reflecting on the last decade. Some grumbling about Brexit, but that's the last time, I promise. It's been a while since I wrote an end of year summary post.

Weeknotes 19

The cold turns into chest infection. The death of a design hero. An aside into purposeful inspiration and visual hoarding.

Weeknotes 18

A sniffling cold. The last trip to Heidelberg for the year. The start of two weeks off.

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