CF/D

Hi, I‘m Callum. I‘m a Design Engineer. I design and build web apps that make sense, run smooth and just work. I like to work in start-ups where my focus is delivery: from ideation and research, design and prototyping, to working code in people’s hands.

Skills

  • Front-end
  • UI/UX
  • Brand
  • Strategy

Code

  • Typescript
  • React
  • GraphQL/REST
  • HTML/CSS

Tools

  • Figma/Drawing
  • Workshopping
  • Reading & Writing
  • Grit
My thing
Know enough to hang
Not my thing


Product
Strategy
UX
Design
UI
Design
Graphic
Design
Front-end
Engineering
Back-end
Engineering
Brand
Design
Marketing
Strategy
Digital
Marketing

Design

My focus is to discover & serve intentions.

Correcting density and affordance through continuous cycles of exploration. Draft until there’s nothing more to add or remove.

People like beautiful things and for rational reasons. Because what does a beautiful thing tell you? Well, it tells you the person who made it really cared. — John Collison

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My focus is functioning, resilient systems.

The judgment to know what code should be written, in what way and in what order. Always first steps first. Be humble.

The value of good design is only realised if you have an engineer capable of discerning the details in code (or if you’re lucky, they’re one and the same). — Jim Nielsen

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Engineering
Teamwork

My focus is articulation & momentum.

Start-ups are hard. Skills are half the equation. Communication and awareness are crucial. Is this the right task? How can I help? What is the meta of the situation?

If you have the words, you‘ll find the way.— Seamus Heaney

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Enough said.

Here’s a selection of projects and writing.

Video
Vana Portrait
2022
Video
The Library of Economic Possibility
2022
Video
Studio Round
2019
Video
Kalaurie
2019
Video
Replier
2020
The instantaneous language of beauty
The instantaneous language of beauty
2018
The matter of taste
The matter of taste
2018