Design systems experience

As I’ve evolved my design career, so has my experience with design systems. I’ve started small ones and scaled bigger ones for enterprise. I’ve worked on all aspects of design systems, from designing to documenting components, forming and managing teams, and crafting governance processes and strategies. 

As a Design Advocate at zeroheight, I work with design teams to untangle their complex design system challenges, create resources, and share best practices. Much of my content is available online for free, and here are some highlights.


Design Systems: Beyond the Button

My colleague Nef Dukes and I co-host a podcast that explores everything about design systems once you get past that first button. Spoiler: There’s so much more that people don’t tell you about-but we do!

We record sessions as a live webinar, where people can ask questions. People can watch recordings on YouTube or listen wherever they get their podcasts.


Design Systems WTF

Fortnightly, Luke Murphy and I tackle a design systems question and humorously provide our thoughts and spicy takes. We’ve tackled questions from “Should contributions be rewarded?” To “Is there space for fun and delight in your design system?”

We record sessions as a live webinar, which has been a fun way to engage with people on these topics. People can watch recordings on YouTube or listen wherever they get their podcasts.


How We Document

Since 2022, I’ve led the How We Document survey and report project. This evolving report provides insights into the state of design systems and is a valuable resource for teams to benchmark progress, set goals, enhance workflows, and stay ahead of the curve. Alongside the report, I’ve hosted webinars to share these findings and insights further.