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Process

Building design systems fast, so you can build faster

I establish and extend design systems with accessible component design and development, design tokens, product design, and consulting.

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Work

From Figma to React, tokens to components

Design system engagements have involved a variety of projects, from simple wireframing to complex React component integration.

Poe button grid in Figma

Poe — End-to-end system of Figma components and variables, design token distribution with dark mode, and React components for Quora’s AI app.

Theme examples of inputs

Credit Karma — A CSS-variable driven multi-brand, multi-mode token implementation to inform their design strategy.

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Eventbrite — Multiple design token naming approaches, research, documentation, and a distribution system using Style Dictionary and GitHub packages.

Full-page design of Zeet's website

Zeet — Custom Figma component library and redesign of user interface elements, patterns, primary pages, and user flows.

Clients

Partnering with young startups and well-known unicorns

I’ve been privileged to work with many notable tech companies, including long-established businesses and newly-funded startups.

  1. Created a custom web application that implemented their multi-mode, multi-brand design CSS variable token structure with live components.
  2. Extended the Marmalade Design System with balanced color palettes and design token strategies to support multi-mode, multi-brand UIs.
  3. Improved designer productivity by identifying opportunities and best practices for the design system and built Figma plugins to address workflow gaps.
  4. Full design system based on existing designs with Figma library, accessible React with TypeScript components, documentation, and a design token system.
  5. Founding member of four-person team building the Thumbprint design system with design, development, research, documentation, and evangelizing.
  6. Rapidly built a Figma library, corresponding React with TypeScript components, and a marketing site, along with developer guidance on best practices.


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On design systems

After over a decade of building complex applications and user interfaces on design and development teams, I have thoughts.

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Do you need a design system?

Deciding when to introduce a design system is more art than science. I’ll explain how I think about the problem along with the pros and cons of alternatives.

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Accessibility in design systems

Implementing accessibility correctly is no easy task and requires designers and developers working in tandem. Let’s look at what design system teams can do.

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How I freelance in design systems

Working for yourself can be complicated. I’ll talk about why I did it along with a catalog of the tools I use, the monthly costs, and my advice to those considering going rouge.

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Understanding design tokens

Keeping your product’s platforms in design alignment is tricky, even with the best of teams. Here’s my experience using design tokens and why it’s not (yet) a silver bullet.

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Let’s work together

I’d love to know if I can help with your project. Send me a few details and we’ll talk.

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