Planning a Design System Insights from Nathan Curtis’s Framework

Lisa Demchenko shares her journey of building a robust design system for her company as a solo designer.

Lisa turned to Nathan Curtis’s framework to structure her work on an outdated component library that needed better organization. Over four months, she crafted a cohesive design system, departing from the Atomic Design approach that she found confusing for non-designers.

This piece offers valuable insights for designers building design systems, especially those working independently. It underscores the importance of finding the proper organizational structure, balancing competing priorities, and tailoring methodologies to one’s specific context—an informative read for any designer seeking to establish design consistency and efficiency within their organization.