The Living Component Library

Announcement
13th March 2017

Creating the utopian dream. A site created purely out of your component library.

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Take a closer look at the patterns in our language.

Opinion
10th March 2017

Somewhere in between our big brand revamp and our new site going live, we’ve given ourselves a new palette of language to work with. This post looks at the reasons why considering your tone of voice is important when designing for components and patterns.

Ellen de Vries
Ellen de Vries

Collaborate and celebrate for women in tech.

Announcement
8th March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day. Looking at their website, it’s clear to me that there is much to be inspired about, but also that there is much work still to be done.

Rowena Price
Rowena Price

Sound aesthetics

Opinion
8th March 2017

The aesthetics of everyday objects can be a tricky one to get right, particularly when those objects have technical specifications that impact their overall design. I personally can spend a lot of time researching said technical specifications only to be disappointed by the aesthetic qualities on my shortlists.

Ben White
Ben White

Small steps

Opinion
3rd March 2017

Making marginal gains in front-end performance.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

A light touch

Opinion
3rd March 2017

In recent years, technological advances have enabled easier and more open connections between the digital and physical worlds. As a result we’ve seen a host of amazing products that have capitalised on the ability to be ‘connected’.

Ben White
Ben White

Fractal Iterations

Announcement
2nd March 2017

For the last few months, we’ve been hard at work on the next version of Fractal.

Danielle Huntrods
Danielle Huntrods

Interaction 17: Bites from the Big Apple pt.2

News
28th February 2017

If you’ve read Interaction 17: Bites from the Big Apple pt.1, you’ll know that some of the Clearleft team decamped to New York City in early February for Interaction 17. And hopefully you’ll have a idea of how the conference played out. If you haven’t already read it, take a quick look, then read on for part 2…

Rowena Price
Rowena Price

Smart move?

Opinion
28th February 2017

For anyone with an eye on current activity in the technology world, it will come as no surprise that the legendary Nokia 3310 ‘feature’ phone has been relaunched by Finnish tech company HMD.

Ben White
Ben White

Sound design

Advice
23rd February 2017

Recently at the Clearleft studio there has been somewhat of a push to readjust the balance between bustling working space and distraction-free productivity.

Ben White
Ben White

Variable fonts

News
21st February 2017

We have a tradition here at Clearleft of having the occasional lunchtime braindump. They’re somewhat sporadic, but it’s always a good day when there’s a “brown bag” gathering.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Interaction 17: Bites from the Big Apple pt.1

News
16th February 2017

At the beginning of February, a bunch of us Clearleft folk set off for a week in New York City to attend Interaction 17, 6 - 8 February 2017. This was my first Interaction conference, so I thought I’d scribble down some takeaways from a newbie’s perspective.

Rowena Price
Rowena Price

Stateside Super 8

News
16th February 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Interaction 17 conference in New York with some colleagues from Clearleft.

Ben White
Ben White

The cobbler’s kids got nothing on design agencies

Opinion
25th January 2017

With all this talk about shoes, I can’t help but draw a comparison with our current (or former, depending on when you read this) site. While it’s been a comfortable pair of shoes for us for some time, things around here have changed…

Jon Aizlewood
Jon Aizlewood

Looking beyond launch

Announcement
19th January 2017

It’s all go, go, go at Clearleft while we’re working on a new version of our website …accompanied by a brand new identity. It’s an exciting time in the studio, tinged with the slight stress that comes with any kind of unveiling like this.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Developing our style

Announcement
16th January 2017

The day I started at Clearleft was the first time I met Richard Rutter. I only recognised him because I studied the team photographs prior to joining the company.

Hana Stevenson
Hana Stevenson