is a global online marketplace providing royalty-free stock assets, tools, and services. When I joined the Footage and Music business unit in Montreal in 2017, the team’s main priority was to migrate the e-commerce user experience and interface onto a new tech platform, starting with its Footage product. We were also charged with building a complete design system from scratch; this included everything from a refreshed style guide to scalable React components and packages. This was the company’s first significant overhaul since its creation in 2003. The ultimate goal behind this massive effort was to carry out a holistic vision of Shutterstock’s vast product offering through a consistent, seamless, and best-in-class user experience.