Creating and Maintaining Successful Design Systems with Brad Frost

Taught by Brad Frost
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Design systems provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving digital landscape. In this workshop, you’ll learn everything that goes into creating and maintaining successful design systems. Brad will cover the many benefits of design systems, introduce the atomic design methodology, discuss how to establish a cross-disciplinary pattern-driven workflow, detail the creation of a rock-solid component library and reference website, and tackle how to maintain a design system so it provides lasting value to your team and organization.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for UX/UI/product/front-end designers, front-end developers, and really anyone responsible for the success of digital products.

You’ll walk away from this workshop with actionable tactics for planning, executing, and maintaining a successful design system at your organization.

What’s covered in this workshop?

  • Selling Design Systems – We all know design systems and pattern libraries are great, but how do you get your clients, bosses, and teammates on board? Brad will make the business cases for design systems, and discuss tactics and tools for selling design systems to clients and stakeholders.
  • A Pattern-Based Process – Making modular interfaces requires massive shifts in our design and development process. Brad will discuss why front-end development is an essential part of the design process and demonstrate how tools like lo-fi sketches, style tiles, frontend workshop tools like Storybook and Pattern Lab, and others facilitate collaboration—and result in successful design systems.
  • Atomic Design Principles – Brad will cover core principles of modular UI interface design and introduce the atomic design methodology that helps connect your design system design/dev work to your actual product design/dev work.
  • Creating a rock-solid component library – The heart and soul of a successful design system is a component library that lives in code and directly powers an organization's software products. Brad will cover all that goes into creating a UI component library that's reusable, flexible, extensible, and easy to work with.
  • Anatomy of Effective Reference Website – A style guide reference website is the happy home for all a design system’s ingredients. A robust and well-presented reference site can help a design system truly take root at your organization.
  • Design System Maintenance – Like a fine wine, a design system should increase in value over time. Brad will discuss tactics and techniques like team structure, versioning, managing changes and additions to the system, communication strategies, and more to ensure your design system provides lasting value to your organization.

This workshop will be a truly interactive experience—which means you’ll be getting the chance to ask Brad all your burning design systems questions, and get the feedback you’ve always wanted, live! Plus, if you have any questions or need clarification after the workshop, Brad is happy for you to get in touch!

As a bonus, you’ll be getting curated PDF takeaways that Brad has put together for this workshop, which you can keep and refer to. The PDFs will be packed with tools, articles, reading material and helpful resources. PLUS the workshop is going to be recorded and you will have access to watch the recording for 8 weeks after the workshop!


Brad Frost is a renowned web designer, consultant, speaker, and writer located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. Brad works with design agencies to create web experiences that thoughtfully marry user needs and business goals while simultaneously laying down a solid, flexible, resilient, future-friendly foundation in order to set the organization up for long-term success.

He’s also the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. In addition, Brad co-hosts the Style Guides Podcast, where he interviews the industry’s best and brightest who have successfully implemented design systems at their companies and for their clients, so that the whole community can learn from their experience.

He has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, Death to Bullshit, and more. Not to mention he is invited to speak about design systems at numerous high profile conferences each year, such as; Artifact Conference, Smashing Conference & SXSW.

When Brad’s not creating or educating people about beautiful design systems you’ll find him playing music with his wife and brother in their home studio. You can find him on Twitter @brad_frost.


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$299
USD
Save $

Bulk discount offered to colleagues or classmates if 5 or more tickets are bought.

Get in touch

FAQs

Dribbble Workshops are live, limited-seat virtual sessions that let you learn valuable lessons directly from leading designers within the creative community. With a range of sessions spanning a diverse range of design disciplines—from logo design to lettering to systems design—Dribbble Workshops offer up opportunities for nearly every creative to build up important skills from the best in the biz.

Class sizes for Dribbble Workshops are kept small so you have the chance to engage, ask questions, and participate in these hands-on sessions. Since our workshop sessions are virtual, and concentrated into just a few hours, you can walk away with a laundry-list of new design insights and inspiration—all without needing to take extra time off of work or be away from the office.

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Our Dribbble Workshop sessions with Brad Frost takes place on June 2, 2021. Our first session begins at 9:00AM (PDT). The day’s second session starts at 1:00PM (PDT).

As a heads-up, please take note that all workshop session times are in Pacific Daylight Time, so plan accordingly!

Tickets for this workshop are on sale until May 31, —but you’ll want to act fast, since seats are limited. Don’t miss out, designers!

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  • You’ll get inspired and re-energized

    Dribbble Workshops offer small class sizes with some of the most recognized design legends, industry leaders, and inspiring up-and-comers. You’ll come away from a Dribbble Workshop with tangible takeaways and feeling challenged and inspired to do your best work.

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  • You’ll bring back new ideas, best practices, and other valuable takeaways

    We all need to get re-inspired and challenged in order to grow as designers. You’ll be equipped to share the valuable lessons you learn at a Dribbble Workshop with your team!

  • An awesome, jam-packed creative time—in just a few hours

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