Laying the foundations for design systems

Great digital products are built upon solid foundations

Andrew Couldwell
Dec 12, 2017 · 8 min read

Building on-brand, quality, and consistent digital products at scale is hard. It’s even harder when your designers and engineers span different product teams, departments, and locations. Success requires more than an assortment of PSDs, Sketch files, style guides, a print brand book, pattern libraries, InVision, and whatever else your team claim to be working from. You need a source of truth. You need to lay strong foundations — then use them to sustainably build (or…