Hi! Welcome on my personal space on the Internets, I’m Yann-Edern.
I focus my work on Design Operations, Product UI Systems, Design Tokens and Developer Experience. I spend time thinking, writing and talking about these topics and their impacts on organizations, teams and end-users.
Here you will find a selection of my latest works and collaborations, you can also read more about my story, ask for freelance work, or just send me an invitation to grab a coffee together, virtually or not.
Who am I, what kind of stuff I do & above all, why?
Product Designer, Specify
Design Data Platform collecting, storing and distributing design tokens and assets — automatically
With a focus on
Amplify design value and impact by the orchestration and optimization of people, processes and craft
Pallet Town and New-York. Raichu and Spider-Man. A yellow flash on a dark background. Movement, people and energy. All my life, I’ve been drawing inspiration from cities and electrical networks. Today, I deeply believe that great work stems from a solid plan, a clean architecture and appropriate tools.
I want to create for the makers. From the first Internet stranger who helped me building my Cydia theme to all the great designers I’ve yet to meet, my goal is to give others the means to reach theirs. I know aestheticism is a consequence of mastery. Design is a craft and studying the method behind the methods is what drives me. I’ve learnt that listening is the key to understanding ; and understanding is the first step to solve any problem. I try to work both hard and smart, not losing myself in the process. Loved ones, mentors, clients and obviously, users, anchor me in reality.
This personal space is a reflection of who I am and where I’m trying to head as a Product Designer. It comes from years of wondering and wandering. I’m happy I waited as much as I did though, it helped me grow and build the set of principles I now stand atop in all my collaborations and projects.
I hope you like what you find! I’m always happy to talk about design, its bridges with code and/or exchange ideas on why and how things should be done.
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Words are cool and everything but what about taking a deep dive into my universe?
I spent some time writing a bit about what drives me, both as a designer and a human: my story, my inspirations, my hobbies, my goals and some facts.
Quick fact #
My favorite french rappers are: Alpha Wann, Népal, Nekfeu, Fixpen Sill, Josman and Triplego. And for the U.S., I enjoy listening to Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy-Q, Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep and Joey Bada$$ songs. I would love to know what's your favorite ones and discover new bangers or artists, let me know on Twitter!