Design Systems: Benefits, Drawbacks & the Future of Design

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 18:00
Tech in Motion: San Francisco
San Francisco

It’s 2019 and design systems have changed the way we design and build applications. They have evolved into quintessential guides for teams and organizations and have become increasingly popular with companies such as AirBnb, Microsoft, and Salesforce even selling their own design system for other businesses to use.

Join Tech in Motion SF at our panel discussion where we will have design system experts talk about both the benefits and drawbacks of design systems. Do they enable you to be more creative or do they eliminate the creative process? What goes into developing and maintaining a successful design system? We will also be diving into the future of design systems and how they will effect designers' roles. Come together as we learn all about how local designers and developers are creating design systems to help them with their design process!

Check in: 6 pm - 6:30 pm
Panel Starts: 6:30 pm
Q&A: 7:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Networking: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wrap up: 8:30 pm

Giuliano Manno | Design System Lead/Product Manager | Meltwater (

Lauren LoPrete | Design Lead - Design Systems | Expedia (

Eric Knudtson | Team Manager/QuickBooks Design System | Intuit

Shawn Cheris | Director of Experience Design | Adobe

Jennie Yip | Design Systems Lead | Atlassian (

***For more information about our panelists and moderator, check out our photo gallery!

Thank you to our venue partners Valimail for hosting us!

About Valimail:

Valimail is an anti-phishing company that has been driving the global trustworthiness of digital communications since 2015, with the only complete platform for stopping fake email, protecting brands, and helping ensure compliance. Valimail has won more than a dozen prestigious cybersecurity technology awards and authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies, including Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Valimail is based in San Francisco. For more information visit

Customers include Yelp, Uber, Fannie Mae, Pure Storage, WeWork, and MongoDB.

Strategic partners include Adobe, Splunk, SendGrid, SparkPost, and Neustar; and in the federal arena, FedResults.


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