Chase McCoy is a web designer at Stripe focused on building, evangelizing, and growing design systems.

I’m interested in the texture of the web—how we shape it and how we are shaped by it. You can learn more about me by reading my blog, perusing my digital garden of public notes, and browsing my bookshelf.

I live in and draw inspiration from the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District of Oak Park, Illinois.

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Design systems as knowledge graphs

Imagining what design system documentation might look like if we approached the system as a knowledge graph rather than a product or tool.

Measuring the health of a design system

Design systems are like community gardens, and understanding their health is key to success. Here's how the team at Sprout Social does it.

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Design Systems at Stripe

I’m currently working on Sail, the design system powering Stripe’s web products and Stripe Apps.

2017 – 2020

Design Systems at Sprout Social

I previously led the Design Systems team at Sprout Social working on the Seeds design system. I helped ship a complete redesign of our product, developed a themeable component library, and fostered a healthy community to support our system.

2014 – 2017

iOS design and development

I began my career as an iOS designer and developer (working in both Swift and Objective-C). Outside of my day job at the the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center I worked on an iOS app with Louie Mantia called Pico Digital Film.

2013 – 2017

Computer Science at Mississippi State University

While most of my work now focused on design, my academic background is computer science and software development.

A visual search engine for free-to-use images from some of the best museums in the world.

Museo is an open source web interface that connects you with the the following institutions:

This tool is possible because these institutions provide open and free API access to their collections. All of the images you find with Museo are completely free-to-use, so download away.

View of the Golden Bend in the Herengracht, Gerrit Adriaensz.View of the Golden Bend in the Herengracht, Gerrit Adriaensz.