Ask any team that works with a design system, and you’ll find the benefits are clear—designers and developers are more productive, products are more consistent, communication between disciplines is clearer.

However, most design systems still have a fundamental flaw. Designers and developers continue to work in entirely different mediums. As a result, without constant, manual effort to keep them in sync, our code and design assets are constantly drifting further and further apart.

For companies working with design systems, it seems our industry is stuck with design tools that are essentially built for the wrong medium—completely unable to feed our…

Mark Dalgleish

CSS Modules co-creator, @MelbJS organiser, DesignOps Lead at @seekjobs.

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