- Becoming a regular contributor to Knapsack’s blog from its inception.
- Regularly sharing insights into how design systems are useful, and how accessibility can be considered when building them.
Detailed work description
In early 2021, I was approached by Knapsack to contribute to their blog which targets design professionals looking to improve their design system awareness and skills.
In this freelance role, I:
- Provided content ideas and suggestions,
- Regularly wrote blog posts centred around design systems and best practices for their construction (especially when considering accessibility),
- Copy editing based on feedback from my editor and specific tone-of-voice and language guidelines.
You can read some of my articles for Knapsack here:
Knapsack Blog | Version control best practices for design systems
You've been there before: you're working on a design project and your colleague is working on the same project. The client asks for some changes. You tweak things only to find out your colleague has been making updates in another file.
Knapsack Blog | Thoughts on accessibility considerations in design systems
Up to 67% of accessibility defects begin in design, with a domino effect occurring when you pass those designs to development. However, considering accessibility when building your design system can nip those issues in the bud. Design systems are an easy and efficient way to bake high accessibility standards into all of your tokens and components.