Design systems have emerged as a solution to the complexity of building and maintaing software. As Slack has rapidly scaled, we've built our own component library that outlines our product foundations and interface elements. In the process, we found that the most important output of our work isn't just the design system, but rather the processes that define how we work together with shifting priorities and a rapidly scaling product. Learn about what we've built, the hiccups we've encountered along the way, and how the work we're doing now will pave the way for an even more powerful Slack in the future.
Software guy, designer, photographer, and occasional illustrator living a very lucky life in California. Previously worked on design and engineering at Mapbox and Opower.