Matthew Butt­erick = I’m a writer, designer, programmer, and lawyer. I make design & publishing tools that help writers produce more effec­tive docu­ments with less effort.

My focus is compu­ta­tional type­set­ting: creating soft­ware that auto­mates typo­graphic deci­sions. Currently, my main project is a docu­ment-layout system called Quad.

Previ­ously: I wrote the books Typog­raphy for Lawyers, Prac­tical Typog­raphy, and Beau­tiful Racket. I designed the fonts in the MB Type library, including Equity, Concourse, and Trip­li­cate. I created Pollen, a program­ming language for web publishing, and Arche­type, a font-editing app. I’m an expe­ri­enced print, web, and typo­graphic designer.

I have a visual-studies degree from Harvard Univer­sity and a law degree from UCLA. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Jessica.

consulting · chron (= a blog, roughly)