Design systems give product designers and developers reusable, interchangeable components to make the design process efficient, repeatable, and scalable. Why build everything from scratch when you can plug in pre-built elements?
In this episode, GitHub’s Design Systems Manager Diana Mounter talks about navigating the path from style guide contributor to full-time design systems manager. She covers everything from getting buy-in beyond the design team to deciding whether or not to make a system open source.
Listen as Eli and Aarron chat with Diana about growing GitHub’s design system, Primer—and hear how a little-known vegetable became part of her personal brand.
Diana Mounter is a designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in design systems and has a background in user-centered design.
Diana currently leads the Design Systems team at GitHub, where she helps manage their design system, Primer. In her spare time, she organizes the NYC Design Systems Coalition, writes, and speaks about design, code, and working with people.
Diana is also a co-author of the DesignBetter.Co Design Systems Handbook.
In Season 2 of the DesignBetter.Co Podcast, we explore the foundational operations, systems, and leadership needed to scale design. Join us and companies ranging from Shopify to Johnson & Johnson to uncover how design teams create great products at scale.