Design systems can help you streamline workflows, increase efficiency, and scale the design process. But where do you start? Building a design system is no small feat and requires collaboration across disciplines. This guide will walk you through the steps to build a design system from the ground up. You’ll learn how to get stakeholder buy-in, conduct research, define the scope, and develop a component library. We'll also cover how to effectively partner with developers to build a living code library and tooling. By the end, you'll feel equipped with a practical framework to lead your team in creating a design system.