Gerrit is a design leader with a hybrid design/technology background . He has been crafting digital products for close to 20 years - based in Melbourne, London, Berlin and now Stockholm, Sweden. His practice is centred around code as a material and bridging the gaps between software development disciplines.
At Spotify, Gerrit and his team are focused on building systems and tools that empower the company's engineers, designers, writers and product managers to build better products, faster.
How do you build a design system which supports a fast-paced, autonomous squad culture and works on more than 45 different platforms? How do you govern such a system? How do you handle contributions? Spotify has been on a journey reimagining what a Design System looks like for us. We're still on our journey but have scaled a steep learning curve, made mistakes and occasionally, found great success and we're ready to share our newly acquired knowledge with the design community.