Hi, I’m Jake. I design and make things mainly for the web & I love what I do. I’m passionate about type and typography, especially pushing the limitations of typography in browser to produce great reading experiences in the responsive environment. I work at fffunction in the lovely Bristol, UK.
My coffee of choice is currently the Finca San Antonio from Pact & beer is anything from Brooklyn Brewery. Off screen I enjoy getting out on my bike, on or off road, and in the winter going skiing. I collect typography and design magazines & books, and occasionally even read them. I’ve recently started to writing a blog and on Medium.
To keep up with the latest development techniques and experiment with new ideas I always have a few side projects on the go (and a few more on the back burner). These projects give a great place to blur the line between work and play.
Sassline is a boilerplate for designing and setting text on the web to a baseline grid with rems and Sass. It has recommended typographic styles, including the use of OpenType features, and mixins to work proportionally from the baseline grid. It has one aim & one aim only – to spread better typography across the responsive environment that is the web.
Create Porfolio is a guide aimed at helping students set up a portfolio website as easily (and cheaply!) as possible. It is accompanied with a WordPress theme tailored for creative students to add their content and also have a basic blog. It is available to use for free and I am currently working on v2 of the theme and guide.