Jina Anne

Designer, Public Speaker, and Writer in San Francisco, California

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Jina Anne is a designer, artist, frontend developer, public speaker, author, and event organizer currently living in San Francisco, California. Her focus is on Design Systems/Style Guides/Pattern Libraries, visual design, and CSS architecture (with Sass).

She has advised and consulted with companies such as Amazon, Upwork, and Webflow. Currently at Amazon, she is Senior Design System Lead on a new product. Previously, she worked at Salesforce where she was Lead Designer on the Lightning Design System. She also worked at Apple where she focused on visual UI design and leading the CSS architecture for the Apple Online Store.

She created and organizes Clarity, a design systems conference, the Design Systems Coalition along with its inaugural chapter in San Francisco (San Francisco Design Systems Coalition), and The Mixin, a San Francisco Sass and frontend meet up.

She co-authored three books (Design Systems Handbook, Fancy Form Design, and The Art & Science of CSS. She also tech-edited two additional books, Sass for Web Designers and Sexy Web Design.

She created and moderates the Design Systems Slack, created and curates the Design Systems publication, and she runs Sass News. She also works with the Sass core team by maintaining the brand and website for the Sass language.

If you would like to get advice for you or your team related to design systems, CSS architecture, creative direction, or visual design, you can schedule a paid appointment with her. You can also support her community work at Patreon.

  • Work
    • Sushi & Robots, LLC
  • Education
    • Memphis College of Art
    • Santa Reparata International School of Art
    • Academy of Art University
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