Design an Atlassian experience

Principles, guidelines and assets for designing and building awesome Atlassian experiences.


Product design

Our guidelines define core interactions within the Atlassian application suite to create harmonious experiences.



We present ourselves as a company with one voice, reflected in our brand artifacts and assets.


User interface

We base our guidelines on a tailor-made front-end library to build Atlassian application interfaces.

How we design

There's a method to our madness: we have techniques and tools to make sure we're asking the right questions, and come up with great design solutions that our users really need.

Design approach

Design approach

For every step in your design journey, there are workshop techniques that help you make the right decisions, and make you understand better what you need to do.



Our products put our users into the center of the design process. We've established core personas that help you make the most suitable design decisions for them.



Whether you're just dabbling in screen design for a presentation, or you're a hard-core visual artist demanding pixel-perfect design, we're providing component libraries for your most popular tools.

Our guiding design principles

Making users kickass

Our users should kick ass

We build products for our users, and we value their choices. We aim to use consistent patterns so that our users don't need to re-learn them every time. And we always play to the strength and flexibility of our products, combined with sensible defaults.

Just enough

Just enough is more

Atlassian products are about getting your work done as effectively as possible. Inspired by Bauhaus and its focus on functional design, we aim to provide just enough design to create an awesome experience. When in doubt, leave it out.

Making developer kickass

Developers should kick ass

Our aim is to rationalize our design decisions as much as possible so that others can quickly build on them. The design guidelines are built with the Atlassian UI framework (AUI). The AUI flat pack is great for rapid prototyping.