Founder of Clarity
About The Episode
If you’re engaged in any sort of community surrounding Design Systems, whether it’s the Design Systems Slack, or Clarity (a design systems conference), then you have likely benefited from Jina Anne’s work. A self-styled Design Systems Advocate, Jina has been passionate about creating events, content and resources that bring together communities of people who care about design systems and how they impact product design. In this bonus episode of the Design Better Podcast, we chat with Jina about how she got into Design Systems, what she has learned from building these communities, and how being a hybrid designer-developer influences her understanding of Design Systems.
- How having a Design System affects company culture.
- What to consider when deciding to go public with your Design System, or keeping it private.
- How Design Systems can be effectively maintained.
Jina Anne is a designer and HTML/CSS developer, with a passion for design systems, style guides and pattern/component/UI libraries. She enjoys building engaging communities both online and in real life; including conferences like Clarity (ClarityConf.com) and meet ups (SFDSC.co and theMixinSF.com).
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