Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Design System Engineering Lead

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price

Alex Wilson is a seasoned front end development professional and the Engineering Lead of the T. Rowe Price Beacon Design System. With a BS in Computer Science from Towson University and an MBA from Loyola University, Alex has a background in developing websites, component libraries, and tools across a variety of products, companies, and open source communities. Possessing a unique blend of technical and business skill sets, Alex is recognized for his innovative technical approaches and ability to identify effective methods of working.

Alex is dedicated to ensuring that both developers and clients have the best possible experience when interacting with a Design System. He prioritizes the use of web standards, creates intuitive component architectures, and ensures accessibility out of the box. Under Alex's leadership, the T. Rowe Price Beacon Design System has become a leading example of best practices in design system development.

Upcoming Talks

UXDX USA 2024

17 May 2024

Continuous Design
Main Stage

Discover T. Rowe Price's innovative approach to treating Design Systems as a pivotal business asset, driving significant ROI and transformative growth. This session will reveal our journey in strategically aligning and adopting our Design System across the organization, which has been key to our success. Learn how we expanded our core team from 14 developers to over 20 professionals, making the Design System a central part of our operations. We'll share insights on how these methods are scalable and adaptable, providing a comprehensive guide for enhancing design system management and fostering growth in both small companies and larger organizations. Gain valuable perspectives applicable to engineering and product teams, and understand how our approach to promoting components through analytics has made a profound impact.

Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson

@CodeByAlex

Design System Engineering Lead

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price
 

Past Talks

Enabling the Team
Main Stage

People love to chase what's shiny and new - but everything is a tradeoff. A new framework might solve some of your existing problems, but it might have unintended consequences. How do you know when it's worth the time and investment to switch, or whether it's safer to stick with what you know.

Amanda Gelb
Amanda Gelb

Research Manager & Area Lead

Asana

Asana
 
Ryan Leffel
Ryan Leffel

Head of Design

Priceline

Priceline
 
Teresa Cain
Teresa Cain

Director, Product Management & UX Design

Trevipay

Trevipay
 
Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson

@CodeByAlex

Design System Engineering Lead

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price
 
Continuous Delivery
Main Stage

Are you searching for ways to ensure your design system stays relevant in the ever-changing digital landscape? Join T. Rowe Price's Beacon Engineering Lead as they share their insight on building a design system using a web standards-first approach.

  • Discover the reasons behind their decision to pivot away from developing for multiple frameworks used at the firm and towards a more streamlined solution.
  • Learn how utilizing browser standards such as web components, CSS variables, and more have helped increase throughput, consistency, and accessibility.
  • Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies for creating a design system that remains adaptable while providing delightful customer and developer experiences.
Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson

@CodeByAlex

Design System Engineering Lead

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price