Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and musician


I’m an independent designer, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore (on a part-time basis), and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, I was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). I’m also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs. A redesigned website is coming soon.

Upcoming speaking gigs

  1. Darrick Wood High School (private) London, UK, 19th September 2019

  2. Ignite NI (private) Belfast, UK, 8th April 2019

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Previous speaking gigs

Since 2007, I’ve been speaking at conferences all over the globe, usually around the subjects of typography, publishing, side projects, and the intersections of web and print design. Of the 60+ events I’ve spoken at, past highlights include TYPO, An Event Apart, SXSW, Beyond Tellerand, Reasons, TDC NY, Brooklyn Beta, Smashing Conf, Ampersand, We Love Graphic Design, Web Directions, FOWD, etc.

Latest post from the horribly outdated and soon-to-be-updated blog

MacBook Air unboxing 22 March 2019

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