Building an internal design library to develop a common visual language and increase efficiency across designers
November 12, 2021
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Looking to be more agile, speed up development time, and promote brand consistency, a top 50 U.S. bank decided to construct an internal design library. Having design elements in one centralized location would develop a common visual language, improve design efficiency, and unite internal teams across multiple lines of business.
The primary challenge was the many siloed, internal teams with parallel design efforts to innovate. This was further complicated by each internal team having its own development team, third-party tech stack, and visual library.
Levvel’s mission was to help create a core design library so the bank could promote brand consistency and communicate design needs across teams. The client switched the design system tool from Sketch to Figma, a collaborative interface design tool. Figma is a newer software, so internal teams were relying on Levvel’s expertise to onboard, train, and promote best practices.
Levvel’s approach included:
With the new design library in place, the top 50 U.S. bank’s designers could easily pull from the common design components to develop products and experiences. With a new, common visual language across teams, the client could:
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