It started with a pin
Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Since 2010, they’ve helped millions of people pick up new hobbies, find their style and plan life’s important projects.
When we first talked with AJ months ago, Zeplin was in private beta but the Pinterest team could not start using it, since we only support Sketch. AJ was so kind to email us, just to say how he liked Zeplin.
Months later, he emailed me again saying: "So excited to be helping out with the beta program. Zeplin is incredible!" It was time! They started to try Zeplin within a new feature of Pinterest!
AJ can take it from there:
How was your design handoff process before Zeplin?
Manual redlines are time consuming, and every designer does them a little differently. Zeplin makes redlining instant and consistent, which frees up so much time for design and engineering.
"It’s a perfect place to have an up-to-date repository for pixel-perfect comps which anyone can see and comment on."
At Pinterest, all parts of the team, including product design, production design, engineering, writing, and PM are included on a Zeplin project. It’s a perfect place to have an up-to-date repository for pixel-perfect comps which anyone can see and comment on. I've loved working with Zeplin so far. It has eliminated the tedium of creating redlines.
The ability to instantly export a comp and have it automatically redlined has given me so much more time to focus on making sure my comps are pixel-perfect. The automatic color palette is also a nice way to make sure I’m not going rogue with my colors.
How do you spend the free time that Zeplin saves you?
I relax! Redlines can be stressful in a big project, and in software, the design of a comp can change quite often!