Design systems

Most of my career thus far has centered around design systems. Here are the thoughts and ideas I've collected so far.


Trying to answer the question “what is a design system?”

Developer tools

Often times, the source of truth in a system lies with the engineers, not the designers. Making sure devs can maintain the system is essential.

People tools

While most conversations around design systems center on the artifacts and technical problems, I believe that the real success of a system comes down to solving people problems.

Public systems

The field of design systems has been shaped so heavily by the fact that so many systems are out in the open for all to see. Here are some that have stood out to me over the years.

Posts about design systems