Simon Collison is a designer, author and speaker with a decade of experience at the sharp end. He co-founded Erskine Design back in 2006, but left in early 2010 to pursue new and exciting challenges, including writing an ambitious new book, and organising the New Adventures in Web Design event. Simon has lived in London and Reykjavik, but now lives back in his hometown of Nottingham, where he is owned by a cat.
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Articles by Simon Collison
21 12/2011 Taming Complexity
Simon Collison wonders why we sometimes sacrifice powerful complexity in the name of empty simplicity. To create engaging experiences with loyal communities we should embrace and tame complexity. Easier than Christmas with your in-laws, surely?
16 12/2010 The Articulate Web Designer of Tomorrow
Simon Collison transmutes established design vocabularies and principles into new patterns and methods for modern web design. By immersing ourselves in the language and uses of visual design, we can speak and think more eloquently about what we do. Even after a schooner of sherry.
21 12/2005 Swooshy Curly Quotes Without Images
Simon Collison questions the use of quote-mark images for the aesthetic styling of blockquotes. In doing so, he demonstrates a method of achieving the same purely with CSS. A worthy thing in my estimation.