Getting Started


Using the Global Design System

Collage of digital designs featuring MetLife colors, photography, icons, and logo.


This page is an introduction to the MetLife Global Design System. We’ll go over how to use it, define key terminology, highlight ways of working, and outline expectations around adhering to the system.

Design at MetLife

How to Get Started

Contributing to the Design System

Additional Support

Design Assets

Components, UI kits, and guidance to give you a head start designing digital experiences.

Developer Assets

Bring your designs to life with reusable component libraries, termed MetLife Design Components (MLDC).

Design at MetLife

We created the MetLife Global Design System to help us deliver on our commitment to build remarkable and enduring customer relationships. Think of this integrated set of standards, guidance, and resources as your design toolkit that will make it easier to create seamless customer experiences.

We built this system with our strategic business goals and various business models and channels in mind to allow us to produce digital experiences that are easy to use, delight our customers, and always look, talk, and act like MetLife. Each market is responsible for building and delivering the best experiences possible and ensuring that all design meets our standards before launch.

Adhering to the Global Design System will put us all, literally, on the same page(s) —helping us go to market faster, deliver business value, and improve results. 

How to Get Started

Whether you’re creating product or service experiences or marketing communications, this site will help you get going. First, familiarize yourself and your team with the Foundations of our design system. Then explore and use the working files in the Resources section to help speed up the design process. 

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Standards at MetLife

Our logo, typography, color palette, and more—these are the standards that must be followed, without exception, in all digital communications and experiences. Doing so will improve design consistency and drive business efficiency. For countries where the MetLife brand has been localized, you’ll find additional guidance.

Flexibility for Creative Teams

Where there is more room for creative freedom, this site will provide guidance as both a starting point and source of creative inspiration. Every product, experience, and communication has different business requirements and fulfills different customer needs. Our core guidance will help you flex the design system to meet those needs in your market. 

Resources for Digital Design

For teams creating products for the web or native mobile apps, you’ll find components, templates, and user flows to kick-start the design process. You will also find UI kits available for download. These ready-made resources will help you design cohesive experiences that meet a wide range of business requirements and user needs in different markets around the world.

Contributing to the Design System

The resources on this site are always growing with iteration and input from teams at MetLife. Have something new other teams could use? Tell us your ideas.

Want to propose a new component?

We want to hear from you.

Additional Support

The Global Customer Experience Design team is here to support you. Reach out to us with additional questions on our standards, guidance for a specific use case, or anything else you’re unsure about. No need to contact us for approval of creative, but we are available for feedback.

Need more help?

Get in touch.