I'm Elliot Jackson; I build software for fun and profit. Currently I freelance, taking on mainly iOS design and/or development projects. Prior to that I worked at Realmac Software.

During my time in the industry, I've been fortunate enough to work at different levels of the stack on a wide range of projects. Whilst the bulk of my client work is iOS-centric these days, its not the only type of work I enjoy doing and that's one of the purposes of this site: to allow me to share the bits and pieces I work on outside of the studio.



Open Source Work

  • iron_middlefiddle: A macro which makes route specific middleware much easier to accomplish in the Iron web framework.
  • DeltaE: A pure-Rust implementation of the CIEDE2000 algorithm, which serves to quantify the difference between two colours.
  • Specify: A Sketch plugin for quickly generating a rectangle or oval with specific dimensions and positioning.
  • Save in Ember: A Chrome extensions which adds a “Save in Ember” button next to Dribbble shots.
  • Basket.css: A no-clutter starting point for a small websites.

Closed Source Work

The ✦ symbol is used to denote projects which I worked on as part of a team.

  • Ditto: A plugin which adds variables to Photoshop.
  • draft.im: A place for designers looking for a Dribbble invite to submit their work. (July 2012 – October 2013)
  • Interface Tools: A custom Photoshop panel which houses the tools most frequently needed by interface designers.

Commercial Work

The ✦ symbol is used to denote projects which I worked on as part of a team.

  • Typed.com: A blogging platform that does away with all of the complexity, leaving just the writing. (March 2015 – July 2016, left Realmac Software)
  • Typed: A minimal writing app and markdown editor for the Mac. (December 2014 – November 2015, acquired)
  • Clear: A to-do and reminders app used by over 2.5 million people. (May 2013 – July 2016, left Realmac Software)
  • Ember: Allows you to easily capture and store images (and videos) that inspire you. (May 2013 – July 2016, left Realmac Software)
  • RapidWeaver: An all-in-one web design app you can use without writing a line of code. (May 2013 – July 2016, left Realmac Software)