Helping Visual Brands Build Online Systems

Hello, I’m James Stone, an independent Design Systems Engineering consultant from California. I help companies streamline complex development projects across teams with diverse personalities and skills. Check out my products and services below to see how I can help your business.

Living (Coded) Styleguide in 60-min

Learn why you should create a living styleguide, how to create a static styleguide MVP with Google Docs, and then how to start a living (coded) styleguide using ZURB Panini and Style Sherpa.

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CSS Box Model Course

Have you ever tried to learn the Box Model but things never really seemed to stick? In this course I will teach you ​how to build visually accurate front-end code by learning the box model inside and out.

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Education Center

Learn more about my thoughts and process in Design Systems Engineering by exploring a collection of my best articles and talks from around the web.

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Would you like to hire me for your project?

I am offering my best consulting services as low-risk, fixed-price packages. If you don't find a package to meet your needs, we can always discuss a custom engagement.

Starting at $299 for a Web App Design Brief. View all packages

Marcus Handa Designer

James is the kind of web developer every designer loves to work with. He's friendly, has great attention to detail and is a whiz at converting designs into responsive websites.

Jill Barletti Founder Snowflake Stories LLC

James has became an integral part of my team, sharing his knowledge of web development and making valuable recommendations. What stands out for me is the wonderful experience that James was able to create.

Jennifer Tang Product Designer, ZURB

I really enjoyed working with James because he cared about staying true to the design and taking time to get clarity about the ui elements and intended interactions. It was nice to be able to rely on his expertise with development and his thoughtful suggestions. He’s very communicative and easy to reach which is really important when you’re trying to hit tight deadlines! It’s rare to find someone who is both an expert in his field and very open to feedback and critique to help you get the best design.

Paul MacMartin

Enjoyed my call with James today. Really smart guy, really knows his stuff. He pointed out the likely trouble spots in my project, and he also pointed out the best ways to handle them. I liked that he recommended a healthy range of solution options. Good call. Very helpful.

Mike Crittenden Software Architect

James is someone that has a great sense of design and UX. He is able to produce clean and extensible front-end code in ZURB Foundation, which makes my job easier when I have to implement these features in Drupal.

Zaid Hisham Interaction Designer

The crash course is perfect for someone who has to both start working on a design system and sell it to management where the idea may not be 100% appreciated.

Design Systems: Get the Free Crash Course 

With this free email course you’ll learn the core conceptual knowledge along with the mindset to approach your next design system. Learn not only how a design system can make your team more efficient, but also how to sell the idea to management.