Design Systems

We build design systems that enable your product, design and engineering teams to build beautiful things fast.

Pattern library made for Starbucks by Formidable

What We Do

Formidable has a proven track record of delivering comprehensive, scalable design systems. We build design systems, or libraries to serve as a central repository for our clients’ visual and interactive resources. Having assets organized, accessible and editable from one source means less confusion and faster turnaround time for your teams. Our robust design systems enable organizations to produce better results with less effort.

We begin every engagement with a research phase to understand your organization’s processes and collaboration methods. This approach paves the path for successful adoption across multiple teams and brands. Once we understand what kind of design system solution you need, we build it the way that suits you. We can create a complete design system from scratch, iterate on your existing design system, consolidate disparate design resources into one source, or migrate an outdated library onto a modern, industry-standard platform. Once we’re near completion, we write easy-to-understand documentation that makes hand-off seamless and secure. 

With our battle-tested expertise, we'll help your team avoid structural, costly mistakes and guide you towards systems that are intuitive, long-lasting and easy to work with.

How We Do It

We have an expert staff of designers, engineers and multi-discipline experts who can create or improve a design system. Our designers will build a beautiful, full-scale design library complete with interactive assets, brand-adjacent icons, type styles, error states, colors, and layout/padding conventions across all form factors. Our UX researchers investigate existing work and impart best practices from a user experience lens. Our team will train and empower your team  to get the most out of these libraries to accelerate your feature release turnaround time. Our engineers leave code better than how they found it, document with working examples, and create systems that are easy to work with. 

In the end, you will receive a comprehensive design library that enables your product, design and engineering teams to build beautiful things fast.

What We Use

Our teams can adapt to client-required design technologies, but will always make recommendations on best practices, modern platforms and up-to-date methods. Our goal is to deliver design systems that can be used with ease, edited efficiently and stand the test of time.


  • Figma
  • Figjam
  • Sketch
  • Miro
  • Zeplin
  • Zero Height


  • Storybook
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Next.js
  • Styled Components
  • Tailwind
  • CSS-in-JS
From our clients
"Over the last two years, I was able to form an incredible partnership with Formidable’s Design Team. Formidable designers challenged our assumptions through exceptional design thinking processes that centered around our customers. Formidable helped level up our existing design team through constructive feedback loops and collaborative design sessions. They pushed us in new directions that raised the bar for our experiences."
Walter Colindres, Head of Product

Case Studies

Work with Us

We won’t just be an extra set of hands—we’ll help guide your strategy, enact best practices to ensure sustainability, and help your team level up along the way. Not sure where to start or have a few questions you need answered? Contact us to book a free discovery session to talk through your idea, project, or goals.

Get started for free and you’ll be contacted by one of our specialists to find out more about your project.

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