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An image of various elements that compose a design system.

Part 2 — Let’s get into the planning

If you have read my previous article you have probably realized you need a design system and find yourself wondering where to start. A Design System is a complex project that needs a team to succeed. It requires planning, structure, and direction.

Have you questioned yourself what the goal of the system you wish to build is? Whether it will serve a project in-house or meant for several agencies or subsidiaries? Do you know if it is for a specific project, such as e-commerce or an app, or various digital products? Is it for one brand or multi-brand? …


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An image of various elements that compose a design system.

Part one — A useful guide on best practices & insights from first-hand experiences.

My name is Flo, I am a UI Designer working for Volkswagen in Berlin. I studied Design and Advertising at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Since graduating, my focus has been on Interface Design.

I come from a time (not to make me sound old) when Design Systems didn’t exist as we know them today. During University and my first years in the industry, Photoshop was the main tool in the market. To create an interface then, we would have an excessive amount of layers within several files. We needed to have a high level of order and communication for…

Florencia Rodriguez

Hey there! This is Flo. I am a UI/UX Designer, specializing in Design Systems, Interface Design, and Art Direction. I am based in Berlin, Germany.

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