As a Stride designer I’ve led and contributed to core + supporting app experiences across web, desktop, and mobile while collaborating with other internal Atlassian teams as well as external vendors. The breadth of my work at Atlassian spans across three main categories.
The Stride Ecosystem team was responsible for building patterns, components, and APIs for third-party vendors; allowing them to integrate their add-ons into Stride. I led the Ecosystem design team which included duties such as assisting in defining strategic vision, roadmap planning, vendor design reviews and collaboration, internal design direction, internal design feedback, cross-geo internal team collaboration, and component, pattern, and documentation creation. The team followed a very fast-paced, iterative process. We typically designed, specced, and built components and patterns that released internally, then gathered feedback, made adjustments, and shipped to our customers. As new components were designed and released, I worked closely with third-party vendors to help integrate them into their apps and gathered user feedback that contributed to continued iterative changes.
In addition to leading Ecosystem design, I also contributed to core Stride design initiatives. There were a ton of projects, features, and exercises that I participated in and contributed to. Some of those things include:
The Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) and Mobile Core teams are responsible for shaping design patterns that work across the entire Atlassian product suite. It’s huge task and often requires voluntary contributions from product designers outside of those two teams. Design systems and tooling to improve process and productivity are some of my passion areas so I found that contributing to and collaborating with these teams provided a nice outlet to scratch that itch. Some of my contributions included Sketch ADG GUI Kit symbol creation, mobile buttons, mobile table cell styles, mobile text fields, mobile onboarding patterns, modal dialog improvements, global navigation features, and more. Overall I feel really happy in knowing that the contributions that I’ve made has helped other team members build solid solutions to complex problems in a more consistent, simple, and efficient way.