I’m Roy Quilor, a Designer, Maker and Dreamer beavering away in Hertford, UK. Hire me

The web is bloated

Is your CSS file size insanely big and still growing? Up to 200kb has been touted as the holy grail. Check solutions, videos and recommended reading.

csspurge.com →

Gains app

Another fitness app. Braun products and Dieter Rams influenced my decisions to have as little design as possible. Almost feels like a utility app.

Prototype →

  • Problem

    Not writing down my personal best and using notes on my iphone seems disconnected.

  • Design

    Keep it simple, light and MVP. I used elements from ios9 ui kit.

  • Workflow

    Sketch the idea down, use Sketch app to get a rough concept and prototype in Marvel. Repeat the process.


Tron, love of the grid, teletext manifested into this thing. Have you seen weird science?

  • Goal

    Based on the above, I started to hack a design in code and played with the CSS and HTML to see how it would respond in different screen sizes.

  • Design

    Match of the day in the 80’s had a scoreboard text font. I used fontstruct to create the font and converted it to a webfont.

  • Delight

    I used sound effects for when a goal is scored or when a penalty is missed. I shall upload the video soon. Do you play Football Manager?

To write or not to write

I started a blog to learn how to write, share my experiences and dabble in Jekyll, Susy, Grunt and Git.

awwesome.com →

  • Responsive

    Keeping the design simple will help it adapt to most of the devices out there. Complex layouts could hinder speed. The technology available now makes it easier to do.

  • Content is King

    The audience wants the words and pictures. Decorating and creating fancy stuff can get in the way of the content. Let the user breathe and minimize distractions.

  • Fat fingers

    There is less real estate on the mobile screen. Ensure your links and buttons have enough space so you can touch the target. Cramming information is bad for usability.


I created the Awwesome logo for the blog, keeping it clean and minimal. I will write about some of my interests: #introvert #design #father #mma #fitness #self-growth

  • Concept

    My love of simplicity and martial arts led me to the type Knockout by Hoefler & Co. Testing out available names, I added the extra W.

  • Goals

    Talk about my interests and create a habit of writing articles weekly. My goal is to inspire people and learn about marketing.

  • MVA

    Minimum viable audience: the blog covers a lot of topics. Once I find my voice, there will be a singular focus, it could be martial arts.


Favourite project from my recent company, to redesign the intranet.

  • Problems

    The old intranet neglected and the blog unused. To book a holiday you had to email your manager, this system became a burden. Designing for marketers, developers and designers who can be a fickle bunch.

  • Goals

    Create a modern design to encourage staff to blog. They could book holidays on the intranet, see how many days they have left. You can even nudge the project manager if they haven't responded.

  • Constraints

    This was not a priority project since it was not paid work. I worked with a developer and we could not start the code from scratch, causing issues. We shipped it and worked in an agile way to fix them.

Misc 2009 – 2014

ESL twelve wordpress
Emirates Prism login

Login background image from airpano

Emirates Prism digital asset management home page
Lowe assets page
Vyre Ltd home page concept

Get to know me first

Dare to watch my first ever public talk at FutureRising in the University of West London. Hear my story on becoming a Web Designer, with plenty of awkward moments.

Awkward moment
Good old days
Old portfolio
Side projects
Be nice

Clients I've worked with

  • Diageo
  • Distell
  • Inghams
  • Emirates
  • Fox Sports Asia
  • Lowe
  • Nokia
  • Nestlé
  • Shell
  • Virgin Holidays
Roy Quilor - Designer who loves simple designs, css and html.


Have an idea or project you’d like to talk about? Drop me a line at roy[at]quilor.com, check my LinkedIn profile or download my CV.