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Swipe Right on Obsidian

Want to see how the greats put together a design system? Take an inside look at Tinder's journey to building Obsidian.

By Rebekah Radice

1 min read

In 2012, Tinder—amongst other things—revolutionized mobile UX with its swiping and delightfully simple interface. A decade later, the mobile-first dating platform has grown into a technological behemoth with native apps for iOS and Android plus a robust web app.

It goes without saying that it's probably hard to maintain. So, the smart people at Tinder did something about it. They created a design system called Obsidian and are sharing their learning journey with us.

It's an exploration of the entire process written by members of their technical team. Take a look and write back to tell us what your favorite token is.

Rebekah Radice

About Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, co-founder of BRIL.LA, has traded narcissism for purpose. When not driving growth, you'll find her tricking family into thinking she's Emeril Lagasse - likely covered in marinara. The spotlight was fun, but impact is better. These days she's using 20+ years of brand brilliance for good.