Who we are

Filament Group is a design and front-end development studio. Since 2001 we’ve been designing and developing a wide range of sites and apps for big companies, innovative startups, and open-source projects.

Todd Parker @toddmparker

Todd Parker, Partner, brings over twenty years of experience creating highly functional, accessible and intuitive interfaces for all devices, from mobile devices to desktop, kiosks and TVs. Todd is the former project lead for the jQuery Mobile team and served on the jQuery board. Todd is co-author of the Peachpit book “Designing With Progressive Enhancement”, contributor to the O’Reilly “jQuery Cookbook” and frequent presenter on the topics of mobile design, vector graphics, progressive enhancement, accessibility, and responsive web design.

Patty Toland @pattytoland

Patty Toland, Partner, has more than twenty-five years consulting experience with corporate and institutional clients with a focus on communicating complex messages across a range of media; her expertise lies in developing robust communication strategies, information architecture, content strategy and system design. She is a coauthor of "Designing with Progressive Enhancement" with her Filament Group colleagues, and has spoke on design topics at Smashing Conf, Frontend Conference, Generate, and Beyond Tellerand. Prior to founding Filament Group, Patty worked at ZEFER Corp., US Peace Corps, Kohn Cruikshank Inc. and Harvard Business School.

Maggie Wachs @maggiewachs

Maggie Costello Wachs is Filament's coding and production master — she ensures the quality of everything that goes out the door, or gets posted to project documentation or a client’s pattern library. Maggie is deeply knowledgeable about best practices in standards-compliant markup, CSS and JavaScript, and progressive enhancement, and brings that expertise to both client work and our publications and presentations. Maggie speaks on such topics as design systems at conferences like Smashing Conf. Before Filament, we worked with Maggie at ZEFER.