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A black and white portrait of Alice Packard

Alice Packard

Designer, | Washington DC

I'm a Design Operations practitioner keen on organizing processes and workflows, and building thoughtful systems. When I have the choice to work fast, I don't. I believe in investing intentionally slow, meticulous work up front so my team and I can go fast later, and longer. In my work today that often looks like building and maintaining various kinds templates, tending to a system of interconnected Figma component libraries, and using a Coda Doc as a hub for planning and recruiting for UX research initiatives. I enjoy writing about ways of working in Figma and how to best take advantage of its native features.

I am not taking on new freelance work at the moment, but I’m always down to chat. I love talking about tools, especially Figma and Coda, and learning about Design Operations, and systems thinking. Send me a note if you want to connect.

Recently thrown into the void...

Methods for building and managing your Figma componentsUpdated
Confidently choose a building method that will benefit you in the future
Review: Kitchen Sink Figma component architectureUpdated
Let's look at the tradeoffs between file performance and component management and maintence that come with this method of building components
4 signals that something should definitely be a componentUpdated
Spoiler: almost everything you make should be a component... almost...
Check out my other journal entries

Beer label artwork

for Red Bear Brewing Company 🍻

DC’s first gay and veteran owned brewery needed beer labels for their fan-favorites. I designed 8 custom-illistrated labels that position the brewery's mascot, Ursula, in scenes that showcase each beer's unique flavor.

Illustration collection

for various clients

A selection of my illustration work.

Logo collection

for various clients

A selection of logos I’ve designed.

Where to find me on the web.

If email feels too formal, DM me on twitter.
Or find me in hanging out in any of these Slack teams: Queer Design Club, Friends of Figma, or Design Systems.

I'm never too busy to make a new connection friend.