Patterns Day 2019 - Alla Kholmatova

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With the poetic beauty that we’ve come to expect from Jeremy Keith over the years, what could have been a more lovely way to start the day than how the last one ended. Alla Kholmatova gave a brilliantly unforgettable closing talk at Patterns Day 1 and she was back to open Patterns Day 2.

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, I knew Alla was going to be great. But I think I was expecting lots of positive vibes about design systems. Instead the whole day had a subtle theme of being far more critical, encouraging and yet realistic about the struggles and the actual benefits.

Here are some of my notes, though I didn’t decide to start taking notes straight away so there was definitely more that I missed: