Design system management without all the management

Knapsack unites your design, code, and content in a central source of truth for your entire product team.

A design system platform for your entire product team

Build a design system you can use—fast

Building and maintaining a design system can feel like an impossible challenge. Knapsack gives teams a jump start by providing the core infrastructure and platform needed to get to value quickly, with best practices baked into the platform.

Support for new W3C token specification

Endpoints for testing and sharing

Customizable storefront site with hosting

Built-in theme management

Git-backed version control

Work locally or in the cloud

Unite design and engineering in one design system

Make it easy for your product team to work together. Knapsack is built for collaboration between engineers, designers, product managers, and UX writers, with the tools and features they need to do their best work built-in.

Manage and version tokens, components, and docs

Automated updates to tokens and components in docs

Third-party embeds for real-time views from Figma, Adobe XD, and more

Playground for exploring patterns and themes

Pre-built content blocks for displaying text, patterns, variations, and more

Make team-wide adoption and collaboration easy

Design systems work best when your whole team is on board. Knapsack speeds up adoption by unlocking the power of community contribution and streamlining system distribution.

Source feedback and input from design system consumers

Assemble new patterns from your existing components

Contribute pull requests and commits from Knapsack

Automated token transformation for target technologies

Continuous integration workflows with CI tools and Git repo

Automated package updates and distribution for testing or production

Why your voice and tone guide belongs in your design system

Design systems should be your organization's central source of truth for all brand elements—including voice and tone.
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What can you do with Knapsack?

Designers

Document usage guidelines with coded, contextual assets

Browse existing assets and patterns

Guide engineers on what’s being reused, modified, or built from scratch

Connect and share design assets and examples of work in use

Quickly create coded prototypes using existing system elements to test new Ideas and validate what’s possible

Developers

Reduce tooling and platform maintenance effort and overhead

Automate token style transformation (CSS, SCSS, Swift, XML, etc.)

Start working quickly with flexible deployment and CI/CD setup

Stay up-to-date with Git-backed versioning and contribution

Collaborate easily with dynamic development playground and real time feedback as you build

Product managers

Reference existing patterns and solutions to streamline execution

Build prototypes and identify needs without using developer resources

Manage and monitor status of system elements

Standardize operations across multiple products and technologies

Create, test, and share production-quality, coded examples without needing developers

UX writers

Standardize content used throughout site and documentation

Centralize style and content guides for entire product team

Increase consistency across products and platforms

What can you do with Knapsack?

Designers

Document usage guidelines with coded, contextual assets

Browse existing assets and patterns

Guide engineers on what’s being reused, modified, or built from scratch

Connect and share design assets and examples of work in use

Quickly create coded prototypes using existing system elements to test new Ideas and validate what’s possible

Developers

Reduce tooling and platform maintenance effort and overhead

Automate token style transformation (CSS, SCSS, Swift, XML, etc.)

Start working quickly with flexible deployment and CI/CD setup

Stay up-to-date with Git-backed versioning and contribution

Collaborate easily with dynamic development playground and real time feedback as you build

Product managers

Reference existing patterns and solutions to streamline execution

Build prototypes and identify needs without using developer resources

Manage and monitor status of system elements

Standardize operations across multiple products and technologies

Create, test, and share production-quality, coded examples without needing developers

UX writers

Standardize content used throughout site and documentation

Centralize style and content guides for entire product team

Increase consistency across products and platforms

Ready to upgrade your design system?

Get to know the only design system platform built for the entire product team.

What our users say

"Knapsack deeply understands the promise of design systems at scale and makes unlocking their potential simple and painless. Knapsack provides incredible flexibility and powerful collaboration without ever getting in the way. It’s the design systems tool I was hoping someone would build."
Mike Bowser
Design Director, Design Systems at Vista

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