How we built a design system storefront with WordPress blocks

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Red Stapler Winner2023 Best in track


A well-designed storefront can be a valuable asset for your working design system. Building on the Atomic Design principles established by Brad Frost, a storefront is a useful way to take your components out of the workshop and display them in a meaningful and organized way. Modern WordPress allows us to build this storefront in a way that provides examples of the actual component in use, demonstrates how to use each component and variant, allows easy movement of the component into its own website via copy/paste, and allows for technical documentation for power users of the design system. Attendees will take a look at a living storefront example and learn how it impacted the rollout of a new design system to a greater campus community.

Mike Henderson


Intended audience



content management systems, design systems/​​frameworks, programming, usability, UX/UI



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Julie Duersch
Manager, IT Web Team
Utah State University
Kristin Gasser
Web developer
Arizona State University