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This is real talk about creating design systems and digital brand guidelines. No jargon, no glossing over the hard realities, and no company hat. Just good advice, experience, and practical tips.

The book is only available to purchase at: designsystemfoundations.com (the listing on Amazon is fake).

System design is not a scary thing — this book aims to dispel that myth. It
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Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 2019 by Owl Studios
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Linzi Berry
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book lives up to it's title. If you are thinking of starting a design system, Andrew has put together wisdom from various companies and industry leaders to make sure you're on the right foot. I wish I had this book two years ago!
Milos Mirkovic
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read!

I follow Andrew's work for years now and I can say he is an expert in the field of systematic design. His articles on medium helped a lot building my first design system last year, and now, with this book on my side, I can't wait to see what I'll do next.

It's more than a book. It's a manual. The one you want to keep on your desk all the time.
David
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Plain language approach to leading cross functional DS initiatives. Great place to start
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I am still reading the book, but I must say that I’m very disappointed with the quality of print. For a book of this subject I would expect it to look way less cheaper inside. I advise buying the e-book only.
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Andrew Couldwell is a designer who codes, with over 15 years of experience. In recent years he’s led the design and creative direction of digital brands, products, and design systems at Adobe and WeWork, and has worked on digital design projects for the likes of Red Bull and NASA. He’s now a freelance web designer and developer. He’s also the founder and curator of Club of the Waves. Andrew is a ...more