Speaking


For an introvert, I sure talk a lot!

2024

Back to School


Zeroheight have only let Amy Hupe and I host a podcast! We're going back to design systems school to put aside our preconceived ideas and opinionated assumptions.

Listen to Back to School on Spotify
Back to School, a new podcast by Amy Hupe and Geri Reid

Patterns Day


I was honoured to speak at Clearleft's Patterns Day in Brighton, a one-day event for designers and developers focused on design systems.

I spoke about my journey in design systems teams, trying (and sometimes failing!) to support on web accessibility. I'm doing a longer version of this talk at Web Expo 👇

Patterns Day
Geri Reid speaking on stage at Patterns Day with a British Sign Language interpreter signing at the front of the stage
Thanks to Marc Thiele for this fab photo of me with the British Sign Language interpreter.

WebExpo


I'm speaking about my accessibility journey through design systems at WebExpo in Prague on on 30 May.

Lots of nerds are going. Come and hang out! You can get 15% off a WebExpo ticket with the promo code GERI24.

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

How We Document 2024


I joined PJ Onori, Michelle Chin and PJ's dog Willow to discuss this year's How We Document report on trends in design system documentation. Despite a fire alarm and an internet outage we somehow managed to pull it together!

Watch How we Document on YouTube
A screenshot of the webinar showing PJ Onori, Michelle Chin and Geri Reid speaking about the How we Document Report

Design Systems Guide


I was interviewed for Design System Masters and spoke about future trends, measuring success and the creative 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. Met loads of fun people, this conf was a blast.

Converge 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


Josh Harwood took one for the design systems team, getting up at 4am New Zealand time to host a session about our design system failures and lessons learned.

Watch Design System Fails 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.

WDC talk and slides

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

Supernova accessibility panel


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

Watch the Supernova chat

Follow-up Q&A

Scaling accessibility through design systems promo

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