James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Senior Design ManagerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Senior Design ManagerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
Designer + Maker with over 13 years design experience, building and leading global design teams. Currently focussed on scaling design and engineering through Design Ops, Systems and Tooling at Skyscanner.
Projects credited in
  • Extending our design system to multiple platforms
    Extending our design system to multiple platformsBackpack is Skyscanner’s design system. Like many design systems, it’s a collection of reusable components and guidelines for creating products that adhere to our style. Until recently, in terms of code, Backpack mostly consisted of a collection of Sass mixins and various React components. Both of these were designed for usage on the web. My colleague Szabolcs recently wrote about how we’re experimenting with React Native as a way for web engineers to contribute to Skyscanner’s native iOS and An
  • A native font-stack
    A native font-stackHot on the heels of our friends at Booking.com, we’d also like to share our experience of implementing a native font-stack. The importance of good type As most designers will attest, typography is an inherent part of any brand and product. Choosing the right typeface can play a huge part in whether something is readable, usable and understandable. As designers we have a responsibility that the products we create are designed with all of these in mind. So why in 2017 do we still see large web-bas
Work history
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    Senior Design ManagerSkyscanner
    Edinburgh, United KingdomFull Time
    Scaling design and engineering through Design Ops, Systems and Tooling at Skyscanner.
Skills
  • Product Design
  • Management
  • Product Managemenet
  • Frontend Development
  • Systems Design
  • Systems Thinking