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Hey there! I'm Darian Rosebrook, a Product Designer specializing in design systems, design technology (UX engineering), and custom design tooling for Figma. Currently, I am based in the Portland, Oregon area, where I spend a lot of time in the city. My passion lies at finding the ideal intersection of the design process and the development pipeline, where I focus on fixing design collaboration and product development cycles.

As a designer and developer hybrid, I bridge the gap in the product development cycle, enhancing the user experience for both design and engineering teams when they interact with our design system. I'm often dedicating time to creating custom tooling between GitHub and Figma to streamline product development workflows, crafting robust design systems that drive innovation, and fostering a collaborative environment that encourages velocity to get designs into the hands of customers more quickly.

I have been leading cross collaborative teams through highly technical projects for years now. Working with project managers and development leads to break large initiatives into smaller arcs of work, managing and delegating resources, and helping deliver through highly technical execution across a project.

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working with industry giants like eBay, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Nike, contributing to groundbreaking products and design systems. I'm committed to continuously teaching and mentoring designers in the community, sharing my knowledge, and helping others reach their full potential.

If you're passionate about design and want to discuss how we can collaborate to create innovative solutions, feel free to reach out! I'm always eager to connect with like-minded professionals and explore new opportunities in UX and Product Design.

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Technical skillset

Design

  • Design Management
  • Design Systems
  • Design Tokens
  • User Research
  • UX Design
  • UX Engineering
  • Figma Component Libraries

Development

  • Figma Plugin Development
  • Figma API
  • React
  • Vue
  • Angular
  • Svelte
  • Web Components
  • Backend Development
  • API Design
  • Mobile Development
  • Kotlin
  • SwiftUI
  • Java
  • Objective-C

Strategic skillset

  • Simplifying highly technical concepts for non-technical teams
  • Running design system workshops
  • Comprehensive design system documentation
  • Planning and implementing automation pipelines for design system assets
  • Developing full-featured design systems with high fidelity component libraries in Figma, Web, Android, and iOS
  • Auditing design components created in React, Vue, or other web technologies, as well as native mobile design systems in Swift, Kotlin, or Java.
  • Creating comprehensive guides and documentation on design system usage
  • Enhancing the development experience by streamlining component library consumption
  • Building custom Figma plugins that accelerate product design workflows, design system creation, and maintenance
  • Implementing tooling and pipelines that keeps design and development closely in sync
  • Establishing processes and workflows for design and development that optimize feedback, contribution, and adoption across teams

Highlighted Projects

These are just the favorites of some recent work. Full case studies available on request.