I have a wide range of services for people who build software. If you're not sure which is the best fit for your needs, send me a message and we can figure it out together.
Assessment & Roadmap
Do you have some disconnected pieces of a design system, but you want to take it to the next level? I can help your teams get unstuck by conducting an thorough discovery process with key representatives from design, dev, product, and stakeholders. Then I'll put together an assessment based on that feedback, including a roadmap with practical recommendations for next steps.
Oversight & Support
Design systems work is so tightly coupled with organizational change, I've found that ongoing multi-month partnerships end up being the most successful. We'll go through a discovery process together, and but I'll make myself available for an agreed upon time to you or folks from your team to answer any questions and provide ongoing DS guidance needed — on a call, in an email, or on Slack.
Design System Training & Workshops
Are you a designer or engineer passionate about building a design system at your org, but need help building something that people will use or getting buy-in from leadership? I can put together a workshop to help your team (and stakeholders) understand the value of a design system — and what approach makes the most sense for your organization. I'll also provide a list of resources to help you get started.
Private Design Systems Coaching
There's an awful lot of resources about design systems available online. And if you try them all, you'll fail. Design systems work is understanding the big picture, then figuring out how to make it work for your org. In our private coaching sessions, I'll walk you through the high levels of design systems, and dive deep in the areas most relevant to you and your org. Similar to the DS assessment and roadmap, but it's a much more personal roadmap for how you can help your org or DS team find success.
Do you have a competent design systems team in place, but need some expert advice? Are you a startup founder wanting some guidance on which tools are best suited for your particular needs? Need some ideas how to get more folks at your organization to use the design system you've already built? Book a 1-on-1 call and ask me anything about the DS challenges you're facing. There will be limited prep for these calls, but I'll give you or your team practical advice that they can put into action right away.
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