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Michael Edelstone

Modernizing a monolith


Lead Product Designer


Outdated application with extremely inconsistent styles, user experience, and information architecture.

Top outcome

A scalable design system with dozens of components, inspiring a long-term modernization effort.

GTreasury makes treasury management software for governments and large institutions. Their primary application has been around since the early days of the web and had become disorganized and inconsistent over time.

I was the lead designer on a ground-up redesign and content strategy, providing teams with structured, component-based artifacts that would last a decade as they pivoted to a modern JavaScript framework. The resulting design system was fondly named “Obelisk” and was immediately utilized for prototyping high-priority user flows to demonstrate its effectiveness.

Product shot, cash module Design system chip component Design system chip component Design system wizard component Product shot, dashboard Product shot, worksheet Product shot, create a deal Product shot, payment approvals Product shot, table functions