Can I get an Encore? Spotify’s Design System, Three Years On
How has Encore grown and evolved over the last few years? Find out what our design systems team has been up to and the learnings along the way.
Designing for the World: An Introduction to Localization
Our in-house experts give insights into how localization works at Spotify and offer pointers for your own design considerations.
Finding your T-Shape as a Specialist Designer
What do Spotify Design specialists do all day? Learn what UX Motion Designer, Ade, and Senior Art Director, Simon, bring to the band.
Growing, Scaling, and Tuning: Meet Spotify’s Global Head of Design Ops
Kamdyn Moore shares how she has approached scaling for growth, adjusting for remote work, and what’s coming in 2023.
Finding your T-Shape as a Generalist Designer
In the first instalment of an interview series, two Designers reflect on life as a generalist at Spotify and the career path that led them here.
Beyond "Good Job": How to Give Impactful Feedback
Do you know how to make your praise meaningful? Check out these five principles.
We’re Spilling the Tea: Spotify UX Writing Questions Answered
In this post, Spotify UX Writers answer some of the most asked questions to land in their DMs. Dive in!
Refreshing our Icon System: the why and how behind the changes
Learn how and why our design systems team refreshed the icons you see when you use Spotify.
Finding the Perfect Word Isn't the Job: Evolve Copy into Language With UX Writing
Read Senior UX Writer, Janine Saunders', techniques and frameworks for looking beyond the words to the true purpose of product writing: the message.
Making the Brand: Fresh Finds Playlist Collection
Read how the Editorial Design Team partnered with It's Nice That and 11 independent visual artists to rebrand the Fresh Finds playlist collection.
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Design System at Spotify
Engineering Manager, Tyce Clee, wants to give you the benefit of his hindsight by sharing the 5 things he learned while building Encore.
Reimagining Design Systems at Spotify
Discover what motivated us to create our new design system, how it’s structured, and how it’s different from what we’ve tried before.
Making the Brand: Carnival Sounds
Learn how creative agency, paq works, and photographer, Ekua King, translated Notting Hill Carnival’s rich culture into a digital festival experience.
Bringing the Spotify Heart to Life
Discover how we designed and implemented a new micro-interaction for our heart icon.
Making the Brand: Redesigning Spotify Design
We partnered with designers to design a design brand that helps designers showcase their design work to an audience of… (wait for it) ...designers.
Making the Brand: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Meet the creatives and hear the story behind this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) campaign.
A New Experience for Spotify for iPad
Embark on a voyage of discovery through the history of Spotify on the iPad, all the way through to how we designed our latest generation.
Designing for Belonging: Why Image Localization Matters
A closer look at the ways in which we try to ensure that Spotify looks just right, no matter where it appears.
Making the Band: Building Exceptional Design Teams at Spotify
Building a great design team is actually pretty similar to starting a great band. Here's how.
Dialling Up the Joy, Turning Down the Pain: Design Ops at Spotify
How our Design Ops brings together designers working across multiple locations, for multiple audiences, across multiple platforms.
The Paradox of Design Systems
Discover how we encourage our designers to shift from users to core contributors and co-authors of our shared design system.
A Design System Isn't One-Size-Fits-All
At Spotify, we’re constantly investing in how we support and deliver a design system to the business. Here's what we learned along the way.
The Art of the Error Message
Error messages should help users solve problems and move on. This is our guide on how to write clear, helpful copy for when things go wrong.
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