Meet the Speaker

Michelle Alvarez

Senior Designer, Material Design Google

Michelle Alvarez is an Oakland based designer specializing in visual, interactive and systems design. Michelle was born, raised and started their career in NYC where they worked at agencies designing digital ecosystems, platforms & products.

Michelle Alvarez is now a senior designer on Material Design at Google working on systems and frameworks to help teams build high-quality digital experiences.


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Design Systems
Atomic Design

Brad Frost’s Atomic Design was the first book that opened my eyes to systems design. This book distills the concepts we still apply to design systems today; reusable atomic elements that build up to form cohesive, discoverable and beautiful products.

Michelle Alvarez
Senior Designer, Material Design Google