Event description

With the ever-changing nature of technology, design practices across organizations need to be implemented at scale more than ever before. The key to designing at scale is creating a strong Design System, which is becoming the cornerstone of design practice within the Enterprise. So, what does it take to build a Design System? And how are these systems implemented at scale?

Join us for an evening of discussion with design leaders from top global companies, who will share their experiences in building a strong design system foundation, the philosophy and organizational benefits behind design systems, and best practices for building a consistent design experience and shipping products at scale using design systems.

– 6PM doors open, networking
– 7PM presentations and panel
– 8:30PM networking, meet the presenters


Jay Ganaden
Director of Worldwide Strategic Development, Creative Cloud Design at Adobe

Jay Ganaden is the Director of Worldwide Strategic Development, Creative Cloud Design at Adobe. Jay’s team works with Adobe’s customers and their UX Design teams to successfully integrate Adobe XD into their design practice, and further collaborates with customers to design the future of Adobe XD as a product. Jay’s career is truly all things Digital, with experiences at his own startups, as well as Razorfish, KPMG Consulting and DoubleClick.


Stephanie Rewis | Director, UX Engineering, Design Systems Framework, Salesforce

Stephanie is the engineering manager for the design systems framework at Salesforce. She has been a frontend developer, passionate about web standards and accessibility, for almost 20 years. Prior to Salesforce, Stephanie worked with a wide spectrum of clients including Under Armour, Newsweek, MLB, NY Magazine, Adobe, Quiznos, Disney’s “TRON”, and a lively bunch of startups. She’s spoken at nearly 100 conferences including HOW Design Conference, UI16, An Event Apart, SxSW and Adobe MAX. She’s also a published author and has written for numerous publications.

Shawn Cheris | Director of Experience Design, Adobe

As a Director of Experience Design at Adobe, Shawn Cheris runs an organization collectively responsible for the overall brand and experience of Adobe’s products. In addition to tending to Adobe’s design system, Spectrum, his teams focus on brand, iconography, content strategy, developer ecosystem, and inclusive design spanning Adobe’s entire product portfolio.

Shawn has worked in the tech industry in one form or another for his entire adult life. Prior to his career in design, Shawn was a full-stack software engineer but focused mainly on front-end. And prior to that he worked in sales and consulting, helping companies and government organizations meet their IT needs.

Teresa Aguilera | Sr. Manager, Design Systems, Gap Inc.

With a background in graphic design, visual merchandising, event planning, and exhibit design, Teresa’s natural tendency is to reach across disciplines – a collaborative mindset that is the basis of her UX career. As a freelancer she worked with countless startups and enterprises, and bringing diverse folks together to make magic has been at the core of every engagement.

Today Teresa puts this ethos to work as the Senior Manager of Design Systems at Gap Inc, where she has built the multi-brand “Stitch” Design System from the ground up. She leads a cross-functional team in creating tools for designers and developers while also evolving processes that empower collaboration between product and brand teams across the organization.

Tricia Choi | Director of Design Systems at Twitch

Tricia has been leading team and designing products for over a dozen years—launching over ten start-ups, with the last one being an audio fitness platform that she cofounded. Tricia believes that the role of design is to dissolve barriers, and empower creators. This belief has led her to Twitch, where she is the Director of Design Systems.
Outside of Twitch, Tricia is an author, an advisor for start-ups that create technology to help the disabled, and occasionally leads wellness and leadership workshops


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