Shaun Evening
Shaun Evening
I'm a seasoned software developer with a passion for creating engaging developer experiences. As a Developer Experience Engineer at Chromatic, I'm dedicated to improving integrations in the Storybook ecosystem, making it easier for developers to build high-quality UIs with confidence. In addition to my technical expertise, I'm an advocate for education and empowering developers to reach their full potential. When I'm not coding, you can find me jamming on my bass or spending quality time with my Great Danes, Zola and Noodles.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
12 min
Defeat Decision Paralysis: Building a Killer Design System in Isolation
These days everything has an app or website and users have come to expect perfection out of their UIs. With the bar so high, it can be overwhelming for those of us designing and building those experiences. Before you start building you need to choose fonts, type, spacing, and colours. What’s more, every decision you make seems to lead to even more options.

Shaun will show you how to work through these tough decisions in small isolated steps that will make this massive undertaking feel like a breeze. You’ll learn how to build your colours, typefaces, and spacing into design tokens, build a theme, and develop your components in isolation using tools like Storybook.