A Real-World Design Systems Workshop

Workshop by Jina Anne
Hosted by: Nitor
Address: Kansallissali - Aleksanterinkatu 44, 00100 Helsinki

When you get to create a design system from scratch in parallel with designing a new product, it's an exciting, new adventure in architecture, organization, and defining all the things. But the reality is most people are not starting from scratch.

Most people are either inheriting a design system that already exists, or are trying to apply a design system to a product that already exists. So where do we start when that is the case? This workshop focuses on this real-world scenario most of us face in design systems, and how to move forward:

1. Refresher on Why We Do Design Systems in the First Place.
2. Refactoring and Realigning a Current Design System.
3. Retrofitting a New Design System into an Old Product.
4. Reinforcing Your Design System for Longevity and Maintainability.

Intended Audience: Intermediate Design Systems Practitioners


Jina Anne

Design Systems Pioneer, Clarity

Jina is a design systems advocate and coach. At Amazon, Jina was Senior Design Systems Lead. At Salesforce, she was Lead Designer on the Lightning Design System. She led the CSS architecture and style guide for the Apple Online Store. She's also worked at GitHub, Engine Yard, Crush + Lovely, and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and more. She developed projects with W3C,, FedEx, etc.

Jina coauthored Design Systems Handbook, Fancy Form Design, and The Art & Science of CSS. She's published several articles. She's spoken at conferences including Adobe MAX. Print Magazine featured Jina as a leading San Francisco creative.