I am an experienced writer of design system component specifications and guidelines. Check out my work on NewsKit.
I have written and co-created accessibility policies and guidelines, accessibility statements and inclusive language guides. All informed by internal research.
It's important to build your design system on a solid foundation. I can map out a design token structure, suggest an accessible colour palette and a type scale that will scale across your system components.
Deque estimates that 67% of accessibility problems start in design. Identifying accessibility issues before designs go into production can save time and cost. I can review design work, troubleshoot problems and suggest improvements.
I can produce component specifications and make sure your design aligns with code. Let me reduce engineering guesswork by annotating designs for accessibility: semantic structure, content, tab order, ARIA tags, colour use, state design and screen reader notes.
I've helped large organisations get started with digital accessibility. I can create an accessibility strategy and roadmap, set goals and monitor progress.
I've designed digital products for the past two decades.
As design and accessibility lead on NewsKit design system, I helped some of the UK's largest media and broadcast brands to design at scale. I was design lead on the Constellation design system at Lloyds Banking Group and set up design system foundations at Checkout.com and BPP. Way back, I designed digital products at UBS and Bank of America.
Over time, my design roles have become more strategic: planning, training and writing technical specs and docs. My work on systems has also made me a keen accessibility advocate. Through care and attention, I've learned how a design system can provide a solid foundation for product accessibility.