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Alia Fite |
The year ahead: a conversation with Soleio, Julie Zhuo, and May-Li Khoe
On the design community, how creative work is changing, and what makes them optimistic about 2022.
Andrew Hogan |
Digital design is now a real job
The US government just changed the way it tracks jobs. Here’s what that means for the next decade of design
Alia Fite |
The art and influence of motion
Designer Katie Swindler on the power of movement.
Dylan Field |
Our response to Ukraine
A note to our community.
Alia Fite |
Frame 2021: design by the numbers
As we round out 2021, we're sharing the trends, insights, and surprises we saw in Figma and FigJam this year.
Alek Mackie |
Keeping creativity flowing
Alek Mackie, Senior Illustrator at Shopify, shares his tips for staying creative and collaborative, while having fun along the way.
Wayne Ng |
The five stages of an effective brainstorm
It can be tough to bridge the gap between generating moonshot ideas and executing on tactical solutions. Read on for our tips on how to prepare, run, and follow up on a brainstorm.
Alia Fite |
In the file at Config 2021
Watch all of the breakout sessions from Config 2021, and read on for a deep dive into the tactics, processes, and systems that keep the teams at Coda and Stripe running.
Alia Fite |
Shifting team culture at Config 2021
Last month, we came together at Config 2021, Figma’s two-day virtual design conference. Watch the videos from day one, and read on for some of our favorite moments from the conference.
Wendy Lu |
By the numbers: one year of remote work 
Growth Data Scientist Wendy Lu shares a look at how collaboration has changed over the past year, including how teams at Dropbox and Atlassian are moving offline processes online.
Dylan Field |
Meet us in the browser
As we celebrate five years of Figma, Dylan reflects on the journey and its surprises, and the power of the browser to make design accessible to all.
Kylie Poppen |
Adding it all up: the math behind designing your career
Kylie offers a framework for how to approach the 90,000 hours that make up the average career, including reflections on her own path.
Alia Fite |
Learning and failing as a team
Config Europe really got us thinking about how to build better products and be better teammates—and the intersection of the two. Read on for our reflections, and watch the breakout sessions for even more learnings.
Brie Wolfson |
Reflections on Figma’s inaugural Student Fellowship
We take a look back at our goals, accomplishments, and how we got there together. Students: join our Virtual Campus Slack Community to stay updated as we plan for next summer's program.
Alia Fite |
Creating moments of connection
We’ve curated some of our favorite moments from Config Europe, including Halli Thorleifsson’s closing keynote.
Alia Fite |
Building an open and inclusive design process
Processes shape how you design, develop, and work together as a team. We’re sharing takeaways from Config Europe on how the right processes result in more open and inclusive products. 
Marcin Wichary |
When fonts fall
Marcin, Figma's resident font enthusiast, dives deep into the quirks and beauty of font fallback: why it happens, what it looks like, and when it fails.
Alia Fite |
The many dimensions of trust in design
Presenters at Config Europe reflect on the importance of building trust with teammates and clients.
Beez Africa |
On pitching and presenting
Student Fellow Abigail Africa shares her tips for making and delivering a great pitch: understanding your audience, presenting with confidence, and why storytelling is key.
Priya Kotak |
Creating multi-brand design systems
Leaders from Shopify, Condé Nast, and Harry’s share their learnings about creating and maintaining design systems. 
Beez Africa |
An open letter about my gap year
Student Fellow Abigail Africa explores what it means to go “back to school” this fall. In her letter, she shares advice from mentors, reflects on the value of education, and invites other students to join the conversation.