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Artwork by Justin Fantl

Design tooling at scale

How Dropbox migrated to Figma and structured our cross-platform design system

Adam Noffsinger
Aug 14, 2019 · 7 min read

Joining Design Systems

Dropbox and Figma

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Credit for the original idea to Jelle Prins

Making the transition

Figma at scale

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The inheritance model for our nine libraries
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Colors in the Global Styles library
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Content Icons in the Global Icons library
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Tokens from Shared Desktop Styles
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Component pages from our Web library
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The color picker preloaded with Dropbox colors (left) and all Design Systems kits in the Libraries panel (right)

Where we’re headed next

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas.

Adam Noffsinger

Written by

Design Systems Dropbox. Previously designing Uber and Uber Eats. Code, games, and hip-hop.

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas. We’re designing a more enlightened of working, so you can love the way you work. More on dropbox.design.

Adam Noffsinger

Written by

Design Systems Dropbox. Previously designing Uber and Uber Eats. Code, games, and hip-hop.

Dropbox Design

We believe joy is the engine that powers the best ideas. We’re designing a more enlightened of working, so you can love the way you work. More on dropbox.design.

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