A system we can build on
Around the time I started, I also recognized another important need for a foundational design system. If we were going to build and ship fast, I did not want our site to have its typography, colors, and layouts all over the place. In collaboration with our engineering team, we established a minimally-viable design system that resulted in:
- A modern and consistent site experience that improved usability and reduced new users asking "if we were legit"
- Improved dev-handoffs which benefitted our weekly release schedule