Nice to meet you

My name is Sascha Eggenberger, Staff Product Designer @ GitLab. I design inclusive digital experiences that people love.

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I love crafting great, accessible and user-centric experiences. I have been working in the web/app industry as an Interaction-, UI- and UX Designer for ten years. In addition, I have more than fourteen years of experience as a Visual Frontend Developer with a focus on UI & Interaction. I also bring in experience with leading a mixed team of Designers and Frontend Developers.

My «T-shaped» profile helps me creating great user experiences from simple prototypes to shippable products. This also enables me to take a lot of technical aspects into account already in a early phase of a feature – if needed. I love to break new grounds and to come up with innovative solutions. I’m experienced collaborating with multidisciplinary Product/UX teams as this is part of my daily work. I’m also confident in writing HTML, CSS, Javascript and using Git as I’m doing that on a regular basis, too.

While working for the award winning Swiss agencies Unic and Amazee Labs, I was able to work for national and international brands like SBB, SRF, Audi, Nobel Biocare, Zurich Tourism, Drupal, Aduno Group and many more.



2022 – Present  /  Staff Product Designer at GitLab

GitLab Inc. is the open-core company that provides GitLab, the DevOps software that combines the ability to develop, secure, and operate software in a single application.


2017 – 2022  /  Senior User Experience Designer at Unic AG

Unic is enthusiastic about creating digital experience and first-class e-Business solutions, and have been doing so for over 20 years. The company is organised according to Holacracy.


2012 – 2017  /  Lead Frontend & Design at Amazee Labs

With a team of 40 dedicated Drupalistas, Amazee Labs is a globally growing leader on building effective solutions with the CMF Drupal. Amazee develops medium to large-scale projects, ranging from eCommerce to media and community platforms.


2018 – Present  /  Drupal Admin UI & JavaScript Modernisation Initiative

The goal is to provide a re-imagined content authoring and site administration experience in Drupal, built on top of modern JavaScript foundations.


2014 – Present  /  Member of the board, Speakers Team & Administrator at Front Conference Zurich

The Front Conference Zurich is a three-day event focusing on frontend technologies and UX methodologies. It’s where design meets technology.


For my full resume head over to my LinkedIn profile.


I am also engaged in a series of different community activities. I volunteer co-organising Front Conference Zurich, a Zurich based conference where we have talks about Design, Frontend and everything in between. I am a longstanding Member of the Board and responsible for the speaker selection.

Open Source projects are something I do value and support. That’s why I’m deeply involved in the Drupal Open Source Project as a Lead Designer & Core Maintainer where I work on the Drupal Design System and the core admin theme Claro. I'm also the creator of the Gin Admin theme which started as a playground to envision how the Drupal admin UI potentially could look like in the future but then eventually there was a lot of buzz about this that I started it as a contrib theme you can already use right now.

I also do like to speak publicly about all things Design and/or Drupal. This currently includes the Drupal Design System, the all-new Admin UI, the Future of the Admin UI and how we can improve the Content Editor Experience for customers.




Drupal Core Initiative Leads
DrupalCon Lille 2023, Details, Slides, Video


Next Drupal admin UI improvements
DrupalCon Lille 2023, Details, Slides, Video





Let's talk about Gin!
DrupalCon Prague 2022, Details, Slides, Video

Let's talk about Gin (Mountain Camp Edition)
Drupal Mountain Camp 2022, Details, Slides

Working in an all-remote, open-core company
Drupal Mountain Camp 2022, DetailsSlides





Gin Admin Theme: The Past, The Present & The Future
DrupalCon Europe 2021, Details, Slides, Video


Creating a better Experience for Content Editors (Yorkshire Edition)
Drupal Yorkshire Meetup June 2021, DetailsSlides


Easy Out of the Box Initiative Keynote
DrupalCon North America 2021, Details, Slides, Video


A better Experience for Content Editors
DrupalCon North America 2021, Details, Slides, Video

Gin Admin Theme (Dev Edition, German)
Drupal DACH Meetup March 2021, DetailsSlides


Redesign of an established Open Source CMS
FOSDEM 2021, Details, Slides, Video




A better Experience for Content Editors
DrupalCon Europe 2020, Details, Slides, Video


Facelift your administrative experience
DrupalGov 2020, Details, Slides, Video


A talk about Claro & Gin
Zurich Drupal Meetup Group October 2020, Slides


Guide to Drupal Design System
Design4Drupal 2020, Video


A better Experience for Content Editors
Drupal Dev Days 2020 (postponed), Details



Designing the future of the Drupal Admin UI
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019, SlidesVideo


Fast UX Feedback for Your Drupal Project
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: SlidesVideo


The Current State of the Drupal Admin UI Redesign
Drupal Mountain Camp 2019: SlidesVideo

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an upcoming project, please feel free to get in touch with me.