Event description

This panel discussion is focused on the struggles and triumphs of starting and building design systems at early stage startups. The event will include a happy hour, series of short demos giving insight into each team’s process, and a Q & A session. Get a behind the scenes look at each designer’s process, learn how they first started building design systems on their small teams, and how they are maintained today.

The evening features four designers discussing first steps in getting their design system off the ground; tactical strategies for building, releasing, and maintaining design components; how they rallied the broader team behind the effort; and what they wished they had done differently looking back.

The evening’s crew includes:
Heather Phillips — Director of Design, Abstract
Wilson Miner — Product Designer on Design Systems, Stripe
Aaron Bailey — Design Manager on Design Systems, Thumbtack
Lucas Smith – Manager of Design Tools, Airbnb

Hosted at Thumbtack:
The event begins at 6:30pm with a light refreshments and is in our SF office at 1345 Market Street in Downtown San Francisco (in the Twitter building just a few blocks from Civic Center BART / Muni).

Enter to win the Official SFDW Bike.