Speaking


For an introvert, I sure talk a lot!

2024

Patterns Day


I'm honoured to be speaking at Clearleft's Patterns Day in Brighton on Thursday 7 March, a one-day event for designers and developers focused on design systems.

Patterns Day
Patterns Day Conference, 7th March 2024, Brighton, England. Geri Reid, Design Systems and Accessibility Consultant #patternsday3

WebExpo


I'm speaking about my accessibility journey through design systems at WebExpo in Prague on on 30 May. Come and hang out!

WebExpo
Web Expo 2024, May 29/30/31, Prague

Design Systems Guide


I was interviewed for Design System Masters and spoke about future trends, measuring success and the importance of not starting with a system.

Design Systems Guide interview
The Design System Guide, interview with Geri Reid

Previously

Converge US


I spoke about the evolution of design systems at Converge, zeroheight's design systems conference in San Francisco.

Slides and summary
Geri Reid on stage at Converge design systems conference in front of a slide showing a design tokens pipeline

Design System Fails


I joined Josh Harwood and friends to talk about our design system failures and lessons learned.

Watch on YouTube

A promo graphic for he Design System Fails call on 1 December showing a dumpster file illustration and the speakers photos

Designing an accessible future


Watch my talk from WDC conference, applying the principles of WCAG 3 to some of the current visions of the future like Web3 and Humanity Centred Design.

Here's my talk and all the links

Geri on stage at WDC, speaking in front of a screen with a meme about WCAG guidelines

Design Ops Island Discs


I joined Luke Murphy live on the Design Ops Island Discs, to talk about my role as lead designer on design systems.

Listen on Spotify

Watch on YouTube

Supernova accessibility panel


Fireside chat on using design systems to scale accessibility – with Lauren Beatty, Stéphanie Walter and Aprile Elcich from Supernova.

Watch the chat

Follow-up Q&A

Scaling accessibility through design systems promo

What the DS?! podcast


New podcast klaxon! I joined Dan Donald and Dan Cork to chat about biscuits, burritos and the future of design systems.

Listen on Spotify

Design Systems Awards 2023


I was honoured to join the panel of experts judging zeroheight's 2023 Design Systems Awards. The competition recognises exceptional design systems and the teams behind them.

Design Systems Awards

Promo for the Design Systems Awards 2023 brought to you by zeroheight

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I talk about my experience building, scaling and documenting design systems.

I also speak about accessibility and inclusion, through a design lens. I like to talk about accessibility at design and tech events where it is not always on the agenda.

Geri Reid on stage in front of a slide with a quote from Sheri Byrne-Haber that reads Good accessibility is about compliance, great accessibility is about empathy