The original article in net Magazine

This article originally appeared in the May 2008 issue of net Magazine (then called .net Magazine, and was also sold as Practical Web Design magazine). Since CreativeBloq took many of the articles offline, I decided to republish it here.

Note: I do not use “production designer” any longer to describe…

A transcript of my presentation for Design Systems Coalition NYC

The Founder. Source:

Text version:

On my flight here from San Francisco, I watched a biographical drama called, The Founder. As I watched, it dawned on me that there are parallels to this story and the work that we do in Design Systems. Allow me to explain.

I’ll try not to give…


Today is my last day at Salesforce.

I had a really, really long post in the works about my 5 and a half years here, but it was starting to become so long, I don’t think anyone would read it. I decided to keep things short now. I will tell that story later, in a multi-part series…

A Eulogy for Grandma

Alyce Mae Kumer Metz, with her parents, Vincent & Alice Kumer

Hello, Grandma.

It’s been a while since we’ve talked. We used to talk a lot. You used to softly scratch my back and arms in a soothing, calming way, while we talked for hours about all sorts of things. Your voice was so gentle and loving.

You took care of…

Notes & images from The Mixin June 2015 at Airbnb

In 2013, I started a quarterly San Francisco Sass & frontend meetup called The Mixin. I have felt very fortunate with the line up of speakers we’ve had so far. Some of those speakers include:

Work with Salesforce UX!

We are looking for creative, curious, and inspired people to join our team. Take a look at our four exciting roles. If one of them sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! If you have questions about any of these roles, feel free to tweet us at @SalesforceUX!

Creative Director

On Tuesday, December 9th, I had the opportunity to attend CSSConf Oakland. CSSConf originally started in the US on the east coast (Amelia Island) and has since expanded to Australia (Melbourne), Europe (Berlin, Germany), and Asia (Sentosa, Singapore). This was the first conference they’ve held on the US west coast…

Jina Anne

Design Systems Advocate

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