A design system is a single source of truth that enables designers across broad organizations to create consistent products and brand messages. It’s a set of rules or guidelines that’s often part of a company rebrand.
Recently, I was part of a 3-person team of consultants who in 12 weeks built the foundations of a new design system. That design system is now used in multiple products and is contributed to by other developers and designers.
In this post you’ll find some of the techniques we used to make the project a success within its short timespan. (While we did deliver code on the project, this article is written from my perspective as a designer.)