I have the privilege of building out a new brand, design system, design ops and developer handoff processes for a rapidly growing startup. I did the same for my last project and used primarily Sketch, InVision, Google Drive and Confluence, and I ran that for over a decade. I get the sense that a lot has changed since then, and I’ve made the switch to Figma.
I’d like to build out a token based design system and components, designs and protos in Figma, and I’m wondering what the best way is to hand these materials off to our developers (working in gitlab, building with vue).
How do you communicate your design system tokens to your dev team? Can it be delivered without them recreating it?
Is there a way for Figma components to be converted to usable front-end components?
How does your process work? What works well? What doesn’t?
Any recommended reading?
Any suggestions for where else to post this question?
Thank you for your thoughts?