Improving collaboration between design and engineering with the power of design systems
I have over 25 years experience making websites for individual entrepreneurs to large companies and everything in between. I'm currently a Senior Design Systems Engineer at Provi. I specialize in creating custom CSS frameworks that empower engineering teams to get from concept to production quickly, while writing little to no CSS.
Read more about the work I've done at Groupon, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and elsewhere.
Fridays from 1–3pm Central you can find me on Twitch for Office Hours, where I answer your questions on design systems, CSS, Eleventy, and other topics while doing some live-coding.
Each November I also do a 24-hour gaming stream called Extra Life to raise money for Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
I returned to Frontend Horse for the Halloween Spooktacular, where Alex Trost and I made a Halloween theme for the Frontend Horse website in 15 minutes using only design tokens.
On Some Antics, Ben Myers and I talked about using Hacktober as an opportunity to get into design systems while building a small system ourselves.
I built a basic design system for Frontend Horse and talked to Alex Trost about the process.
I spoke with Superfriendly's Dan Mall on Get It Out of Your System about how communication is one of the biggest challenges in establishing a design system.
On the Command Z Podcast, I talked to Layshi Curbelo about how design systems help improve collaboration between designers and engineers.
I love chatting about all things design systems and CSS. I'm available to speak on your podcast, stream or at your conference. Or we can just grab lunch!