June 23rd & 24th, 2016 ⋅ Pittsburgh, PA

Our Speakersfor Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2016

Jina Bolton

Jina Bolton

Lead Designer, Design Systems, Salesforce


Designing a Design System

Product Design for web and mobile is evolving at a fast pace. As the range of devices and platforms continues to expand, so do the various design considerations. Design systems help a design team build a framework that meets their needs by bringing together all of the critical design components - including style guides, pattern and UI libraries, CSS frameworks and other resources.

In this session, Jina, a Lead Designer on the Design Systems team at Salesforce UX, will share:

  • Strategies for how to approach, design and build an effective design system
  • How to successfully maintain the system to ensure ongoing usefulness
  • Elements that design systems need to be sustainable that are critical for success

About Jina Bolton

Jina Bolton created her first style guide in 2004. She has grown to be a designer, developer, writer, and speaker on design systems ever since. At Salesforce, she is lead designer on the Lightning Design System. She also created the Design Systems Slack, which led her to start the San Francisco Design Systems Coalition. Recently, she organized Clarity, the first ever design systems conference.

Additionally, she is active in the Sass community. She leads the Sass brand and website. She was a tech editor for Dan Cederholm’s Sass for Web Designers. She organizes The Mixin, a front end meet up which has hosted talks by some of the most prominent members of the CSS/Sass community, and recently took ownership of Sass News.

Previously, Jina has worked at companies including Apple, GitHub, Engine Yard, and Crush + Lovely. She coauthored two books, Fancy Form Design and The Art & Science of CSS.


  • Barkley REI
  • MailChimp
  • Think Trough Math
  • Shopify
  • Alloy 26
  • Think Brownstone
  • skyword
  • Seven Heads Design
  • Refresh Pittsburgh

Friends of Web Design Day

  • Shift Collarorative
  • A Book Apart
  • Smith Brothers Agency
  • Bearded Studio
  • Franktuary
  • Dribbble
  • Tek Systems
  • Plus Consulting
  • Commonwealth Press

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