Allison James

Serial creator. Created over 800 fonts and over 150 games to date, along with numerous other projects of varying degrees of success.

The Basics

Born: May 1991
Lives In: United Kingdom
Qualifications: I got a D in A-Level Design & Tech if that counts
Favourite Colours: Dark grey, yellow and pink - ideally all together
Favourite Music Artist: Röyksopp
Favourite Song: Hybrid - Finished Symphony
Favourite Film: Pleasantville
Favourite Game: Bully

The Boast Board


My fonts and font work, pre- and post-Chequered Ink era, have been used by:

Flo Rida / ILLENIUM / Chris Brown / David Guetta / The Prodigy / Charli XCX / Ariana Grande / Zedd / JKT48 / Excision / B.o.B / Kara / DaBaby / Paty Cantú / Dawin / Chipzel / Krewella / Savant

Films & TV
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu / Another Life / Game Loading: Rise of the Indies / Conan / Comedy Bang Bang

Video Games
Watch Dogs 1 and 2 / Grand Theft Auto Online / NBA 2K / Dusk Diver / Cosmic Star Heroine / Polybius / Syndrome / State of Mind / Color Switch / Agents of Mayhem / The Swords of Ditto / Wandersong / Don’t Touch the Spikes / Starwhal / Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

WWE / NJPW / AEW / UFC / PBS / DC / Lego / Head Gum / Dajto / CZW / Uptime Energy

Phil “The Power” Taylor / Zack Ryder / Sheamus / Cesaro / Jim Williams

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train ride at Thorpe Park / Honest Trailers / Smooth McGroove.

Note: the above are only examples I have seen in the wild, and do not include usages where I or Chequered Ink Ltd. signed an NDA during the licensing process.

My games are far more niche, but you may have seen Maddening Euphoria on the Nintendo Switch, Maddening Overload on the PlayStation 4, Innoquous in Edge Magazine UK, Hi Me Ro Me being let’s-played by NerdCubed, or Dreaming On E being slated to death by Vinesauce.

For other programming features, I worked for YoYo Games Ltd. for five years, from July 2010 to August 2015, as a games Developer.

Chequered Links

Main: Chequered Ink
DaFont: Chequered Ink
FontSpace: Chequered Ink CI
Steam: Chequered Ink Ltd

Misc (Add me!)

Facebook: AllieJJ
Twitter: NALGames
LinkedIn: Allison James
Skype: nal-games
Discord: Allison James#3000
Reddit: AllisonJJ
PlayStation Network: AllisonInk
Xbox: Superplex
Switch: SW-8192-8200-7829
Email: nal AT