Keep your team aligned with a design system

Build a centralized design system to simplify your workflow and create cohesive products — all in Notion.

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Use Notion to create a design system that’s connected and comprehensive

A design system is a hub for style guides and reusable elements which teams can reference throughout the design process. It helps save time and build visual consistency across your brand by creating standard practices that everyone can use.

A design system is a hub for style guides and reusable elements which teams can reference throughout the design process.

With Notion, you can centralize this info to:

  • Build a central database

  • Detail and manage individual design elements

  • Create organized design galleries

  • Establish a clear visual brand identity

  • Answer system design questions before your team has to ask

With Notion, you can establish a clear visual brand identity

How to create a design system

  1. Sign up for Notion and invite your team.

  2. Create a database by selecting table and then clicking database. Or, create a database inline by typing /database.

  3. Populate it with individual pages for different design elements.

  4. Add custom properties and views.

Populate your design system with individual pages for different design elements.
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Use Notion to build a design system that’s uniquely you

A centralized design system helps you create a visual identity so when people see your brand, they know who you are.

FAQs

Why do you need a design system?

Here’s how a design system can help you:

  • Streamline the design process 

  • Ensure product consistency

  • Save time

  • Contribute to a brand ecosystem

What are the main components of a design system?

Some primary components of a design system include:

  • Visual design elements — color, typography, and imagery

  • Interaction design elements — buttons, form fields, and animations

  • Design guidelines and principles — style guides that describe the look and feel of your products

What are some design system best practices?

Some examples of design system best practices include:

  • Conducting an audit of your existing design assets

  • Establishing a consistent visual language that fits your brand identity

  • Creating comprehensive documentation so your processes are clear and assets aren’t ambiguous

  • Assigning clear ownership of the design system to maintain your design system