About Clarity

A Design Systems Community Conference

Clarity was founded in 2014 by Jina Anne, a design systems advocate and practitioner. The event is a two-day, single-track event, plus a day dedicated to full day workshops. (The first year did not have a workshop day).

  • 2016 San Francisco, ~300 attendees.
  • 2017 San Francisco, ~400 attendees.
  • 2018 New York City, ~500 attendees.
  • 2019 San Francisco, ~700 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.

Event partners (sponsors) across all event years include A Book Apart, Abstract, Adobe, Algolia, Authentic Jobs, Basalt, Beam Suntory, Brand.AI, BuzzFeed, CodePen, Dribbble, Dropbox, Effen Vodka, Eightshapes, Eventbrite, Fair Play, Figma, Framer, General Assembly, GitHub, Interplay, InVision, Jim Beam, Justworks, The Macallan, Magnus Highland Park, MailChimp, Mozilla, The Noun Project, Pattern Lab, Percy, Pitney Bowes, PlanGrid, Rosenfeld Media, Salesforce, Shopify, SitePoint, Smashing Magazine, Tequila Partida, Tito, UXPin, Webflow, and Yelp.

Our Principles


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.