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 →

  • Problem

    My CSS always seems to get bigger in file size. In bigger projects with other designers and developers, code can get messy, hard to maintain, being more specific to style an element.

    This leads to specificity wars, legacy, unused, repetitive styles. Who suffers? You and your users. Performance and speed is going down.

  • Who

    After looking at over 20 popular sites, the issue of CSS bloat is a common theme. The audience is designers or developers who code css.

  • Goal

    Find a way to reduce your file size, to make it into a system, one that everyone on your team can use. Raise awareness and save the web. Sounds a bit dramatic.

Best 11

A web app I built with a developer, back out in summer 2016.

  • Who

    Arsenal fans who spends hours on twitter and the internet searching for news that Wenger has actually signed a player.

    Would you sign Zlatan? Would be nice to know Piers Morgans best eleven with the constraints of £200 million.

  • Problem

    As an Arsenal Fan, I always had an idea of what my starting eleven could be and wanted to share it with friends and social media.

  • Goal

    The user can search for players to add them in a formation. Then share it on social media.

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 →

  • Workflow

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

  • 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.


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.

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.