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Josh Brewer

CEO at Abstract

Version control for Design Systems

As teams adopt a Design System-oriented approach to their work, the need for historical visual documentation, file management, and a collaborative workflow becomes obvious. Abstract aims to support a modern design workflow with true version control for design files and specs. Josh will talk about how they use Abstract to design Abstract and help design teams around the world version, share, and collaborate on their Design Systems.


Josh is a vocal advocate for Design Leadership, writing and speaking about the challenges of building Design-led companies and products. In his current role as CEO of Abstract, as an Advisor to several start-ups, and an Advisor & Mentor to the Designer Fund, and previously as Principal Designer at Twitter, Josh continues to influence the centrality of Design in early and late-stage companies.