Mark Boulton


The Fast and Slow of Design

Write it down

A post in which I outline my little method for getting people to think before asking.

Editorial planning with Trello and Zapier

A post in which I describe how we use Zapier and Trello at EMBL to figure out our editorial calendar

Newish blog

A new design. Some new bits and pieces. An an awful lot of new stuff under the hood.


In which I announce I'm starting a new job at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Defining design principles at EMBL

How I define design principles and specifically for EMBL.

Moving on from Monotype

In which I announce I'm leaving the company that bought my company three years ago.

Design systems and Postel’s law

What do design systems and Postel’s law have in common?

Design systems in difficult places

How to go about creating, launching and managing a design system in a place that makes it hard to do so.

The difference between a goldfish and a human

On Marginal Degredation and how tiny, little deviations from a product design, or brand, can have a massive, cumulative effect.