Design Systems at Gusto: Part I

What we built, what we learned along the way, and where we’re heading next.

Robin Rendle
Apr 10, 2018 · 10 min read

Lesson #1

This is the second version of the Guide that launched much later.
Illustrations are made available to download in The Guide.

Lesson #2

Lesson #3

Lesson #4

Sometimes we think other teams have got it right and aspire to build a system just like Airbnb. But every approach has its downsides. […] At the heart of every effective design system aren’t the tools, but the shared design knowledge about what makes good design and UX for your particular team and your particular product. If that knowledge is clear, everything else will follow.

— Design Systems, Alla Kholmatova

The Future of Design Systems

What’s next for Gusto?

Gusto Design

One intuitive place to manage payroll, benefits, and HR for your business. Goodbye, tedious work. Hello, meaningful work. We're hiring designers!

Thanks to William Newton, Val Klump, Jeremy Thomas, Natalie Schoch, Jules Forrest, and sushmita.

Robin Rendle

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Product designer at Gusto and writer at CSS-Tricks.

Gusto Design

One intuitive place to manage payroll, benefits, and HR for your business. Goodbye, tedious work. Hello, meaningful work. We're hiring designers!