The Ad Agency T3 in Austin hired me for a 6 month contract with Ingram Micro.
The world's largest corportate electronics whole-seller.
The job was to impliment a design system, (or style guide) for development teams across 80 countries to use
We needed to solidify the Look and Feel of the disparate global whole-seller portals.
We started with the basic components, building up a roster of 30 primary components that devs could use in their day to day work.
This shift coincided with their switch from jQuery and Razor Views to React Components.
Then we built out several demo front ends, using dummy data, that teams could model their front end UX after.
For the most part, Ingram runs as a bunch of seperate countries.
So innovations had to essentially be copy and pasted.
We build demos for the Quote Manager, where resellers can create and update quotes and turn quotes into Shopping carts.
Each Quote needed to be quote to import or enter
And the inventory had to be quick to search.
We built the Shopping Cart (bottom of the funnel) experience as well.
Allowing checkout to nbe completed in 2 clicks, if the reseller was already registered.
All in all, the Ingram sites are a coninual evolution of form and function with nothing ever reaching perfection
That was a hard pill to swallow
But at least the Design System is spotless.