First the Product, then the Design System

The story of building a design system, the startup way

Jen Bayne
Jen Bayne
Apr 1 · 6 min read
Illustration by Oleg Shcherba from Ouch!

Design systems: to build or not to build

Building a product without a design system — a necessary evil

An audit of our colours used — arguably too many.

Design systems begin with buy-in

Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash

Justifying resource

Once we get past the tedium of building the same thing over and over again we can focus our energy on more worthwhile tasks like accessibility, performance, and iteration. — Micah Godbolt


Trouva Product Blog

Perspectives and updates from Trouva’s product team

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