Offerpad was a new real estate tech company, that lacked consistency and efficiency among our design language. While at Offerpad I was tasked with leading the development of our design system to help improve on those inefficiencies.
Offerpad was spending too much time and effort reinventing the wheel from a design and engineering perspective. Their also was an inconsistent design language amongst all products.
I collaborated with engineering to create a shared design language amongst our products and speed up dev time for our products.
Collaboration: I established a close working relationship with engineering to in order to identify key components and patterns that create the most challenges and take up unnecessary time. We met frequently to ensure the quality of the components as well as to discuss any challenges they were facing.
Create a process: I worked with engineering to create a system that made it easier to communicate where in the process we were when creating new components. This process streamlined things and held us accountable.
Build as we go: As the only designer building out our design system, I didn't really have much time to spend hours of time building out a comprehensive system. Many times I had to build as we went and refinement came as we worked with the same components in numerous places.