About World Design Systems Week
We’re celebrating the inaugural World Design Systems Week from September 19-23. This annual week is where the community participates in events around the world to celebrate and engage in conversations about design systems. World Design Systems Week is held on the third week in September.
Since this is the first WDSW, this year’s theme is “building bridges.” Building bridges is crucial to any system’s success. Whether that’s within teams, inside the design systems themselves, or within the community, it’s all important.
Global organization committee
For this year, our global organization committee is the Community & Content team at zeroheight. We’re handling a lot of the operational logistics to make sure things can run smoothly! We’re also hosting events in London; Raleigh, North Carolina, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michelle loves putting on events and building communities. She comes from a UX background and loves DesignOps. She can be credited with inventing World Design Systems Week. Outside of UX, Michelle loves hiking and camping, driving her Ford Fiesta ST, scuba diving, and eating ramen.
Luke currently leads the design advocacy team at zeroheight. He hosts the DesignOps Island Discs podcast, co-organizes DesignOps Assembly London, Design Club London and WDC conference in Bristol. When he’s not shouting about design systems and DesignOps, he is busy raising his nine-year-old son, shouting in a punk band or telling the world why Josie and the Pussycats is a criminally underrated film.
Jules has worked in agencies where he has set up numerous design systems for different clients. He also works in schools to guide students and teach them about current design issues. He is now a Design Advocate at zeroheight to help the design community create a better future for design.
Connie is a Marketing Manager (Design Advocacy) at zeroheight working in the Content & Community team. When not marketing things, you'll probably find her running, spending too much time at the gym or binging terrible tv programs on Netflix.
Kat is an experienced social media and events marketer, having coordinated and worked on DIVA Awards and Lesbian Visibility Week. These days, she runs all things social media for zeroheight.
Nicole is a graphic designer based just outside of London via Sydney, Australia. When not obsessing over type choices and colour palettes, she enjoys painting, watching too much RuPaul, and lifting heavy things.
Join the committee for next year!
To make this a true community effort, we’d like to form a broader committee of global organizers. If you’re interested in being part of the global committee, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.