Visually polished
web production

Do you wish you had the confidence to approach front-end code yourself?
So you don't have to dig up developer time when you need a feature to look spot on.

Visually polished
web production

Do you wish you had the confidence to approach front-end code yourself?
So you don't have to dig up developer time when you need a feature to look spot on.

Learn how to successfully translate your designs into a solid digital experience

STOP learning to code

Instead join the Design Systems Accelerator and learn just enough to translate your designs, rock out with responsive, start thinking in systems, and start building a system that your developers will rave about and will leave you smiling at the end of the day.

  • For production web products to be visually polished they must have the same level of detail that you produce in your designs. That includes the detail and breadth of your initial research, ideation, and refinement stages. If you want things to look spot on, you need to learn how to make that translation yourself.
  • This is a person-to-person live training program that is designed to take you from a designer that doesn’t code to a designer that can put developers to shame. Rather than just kicking your Sketch or Photoshop files over the fence and hoping for the best, you will have creative control over your project where it matters most, in the user experience and visual design layers.

Understand the enemy and learn to bypass without becoming a full-fledged developer

Have you ever had a developer reinvent without permission your carefully crafted color palette? Have you ever had someone just plop down some weird looking widget and call it a day. Have you seen minor blemishes or blatant disregard for your original design intent?

  • James Stone is an accomplished Design Systems Engineer that has worked directly with top-tier agencies to release front-end code and living styleguides to their clients.
  • Stone has been featured on UI Breakfast, UXPin, HTML5 Dev Conference, Developer on Fire, ZURB University, and Turku <3 Frontend.
  • James is ZURB Foundation Certified Preferred (the highest level of certification) and is a top contributor to the open source project.
  • For the past 2 years, he has taught "Intro to programming" at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) School of Visual Arts.
  • Stone has also given guest lectures at Harvard University, University of Maryland, and University of West Florida.

A program designed for busy professionals

Why waste the time to learn all of this on your own with a bunch of online tutorials, courses that are all over the place, forums and boards that take eons to respond to your questions. Instead let James be your guide in you Design Systems Engineering journey and shortcut your way to new processes, skills, and career trajectory.

  • Initial interview and personalized training roadmap to leverage your current skills, strengths, and build the knowledge masterful front-end code, elegant living styleguides, and proper design systems
  • 2x month live training / pair sessions provided by Zoom video conferencing and screensharing
  • Access to recorded sessions for further review and study
  • Homework and guided exercises to complete between sessions to accelerate hands-on learning
  • Direct access to James via a private and confidential Slack channel
  • Pay as you go. Cancel anytime. Graduate when you are ready


Join the Design Systems Accelerator today and schedule your first live training session with James Stone, Design Systems Engineer. Together, we'll figure out the first steps for you to become, just, ridiculously confident turning your designs into front-end code and living systems.

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Taught by highly sought after Design Systems Engineer: James Stone who has worked directly with top-tier agencies to release front-end code and living styleguides to their clients.

What people are saying about James...

James has a unique gift in translating beautiful visual designs

James has a unique gift in translating beautiful visual designs into clean and semantic front-end code that keeps the design intent and visual branding strong and consistent.

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Bryan Zmijewski
Chief Instigator, ZURB Inc.

A whiz at converting designs into responsive websites

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.

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Marcus Handa
Designer

An expert in his field and very open to feedback and critique to help you get the best design

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.

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Jennifer Tang
Product Designer, ZURB