Design Systems

Improve cohesiveness and quicken speed-to-market with a design system that serves your teams.

It’s not just a style guide. Modern organizations invest in systems so they can deliver innovative and beautiful products, together as an organization. EightShapes can guide you.

What We Do

With over 11 years of design systems experience with organizations large and small, EightShapes systems engagements take one of four forms:


Gather a group to learn about systems, conduct hands-on activities, and direct a program.

1—2 days


Convene regularly for critique of design, code, doc, process, people...anything systems!

3-6 months

Strategy & Planning

Research, architect, scope and plan a first – or next – generation of a design system program.

2-3 months


Blend our experts into your team to design, code and document a system and operate it effectively.

3–12 months

How We Team With You

For strategy and assessments, you work with a system lead. For longer efforts, EightShapes' experts — a leader, a developer, and a designer if needed — blend with your systems team as a squad together across releases.

EightShapes and In-House staffing of designers, engineers, and product managers.

Design System Clients

Since 2006, we've helped many clients form strategies, create visual languages, design, build and document libraries, and operate a program across releases.

Google Target REI Marriott Morningstar Fidelity Capital One Cisco Discovery Education eBay NetApp Yahoo Hudl 3M Wikia Sprint National Geographic Sun Microsystems

Recent Systems

Areas of Expertise

Visit EightShapes' Systems channel to see how lift your system's design, code, documentation, processes, and strategy. Like these articles? Let us consult with you to provide deeper advice nuanced to your organization.


Visual Style and UI Components


People and Process


Need a workshop? Want a coach? Ready for a system check? Looking for a partner to design, code, and document your system with you?