About Clarity

A design systems community conference

Clarity was founded in 2014 by Jina Anne, a design systems advocate and practitioner.

  • 2016 San Francisco, ~300 attendees.
  • 2017 San Francisco, ~400 attendees.
  • 2018 New York City, ~500 attendees.
  • 2019 San Francisco, ~700 attendees.
  • 2020 Online, ~600 attendees.
  • 2021 Online, ~800 attendees.

People who attend have been design systems practitioners (designers, developers, product managers, leadership, etc) from organizations including 18F, Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Automattic, Buzzfeed, Capitol One, CBS Interactive, Charles Schwabb, Cisco, DocuSign, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Facebook, Gap, Gartner, Google, HBO, Hyatt, IBM, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Macy’s, MailChimp, MLB, Nasdaq, Netflix, Oracle, Patreon, PayPal, Quicken Loans, REI, Salesforce, Shopify, Slack, Sony, Stripe, Twitter, Verizon, Vox Media, Wells Fargo, Wix, Yelp, ZenDesk, and many more.

Our principles

  • Inclusion
  • Empathy
  • Technology
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

Clarity is a design systems conference focused on how we work together. We provide tools and standards to scale across an increasing number of devices, platforms, and products. But real success comes when people align around a shared vision and language. Diverse perspectives for design, development, and product unite so more people can be a part of the conversation. At Clarity, we elevate our skills through multi-faceted inclusion, empathy, technology, creativity, and collaboration.