Jackie Chui |
October 6, 2022
Behind the feature: find and replace
Designer Jackie Chui on the complexities of sorting logic, designing specialized UIs for Figma and FigJam, and why experimentation and intuition go hand in hand.
Carly Ayres |
October 4, 2022
A sneak peek at Schema 2022
Nerding out on the details, pitching plugins, and sub-components—the creative team behind Schema tells us what they’re looking forward to this year
Dylan Field |
September 15, 2022
A new collaboration with Adobe
Today, we’re announcing that Figma has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adobe.
Jaelyn Brown |
August 12, 2022
My summer as a Figtern
Recruiting intern Jaelyn Brown on her journey to Figma and finding her place in the tech world.
Shirley Miao |
July 21, 2022
Illuminating dark mode
The hidden challenges of a (seemingly) simple user request, and how we built a new pattern of designing and engineering at Figma.
Ricky Rajani, Willy Wu |
June 16, 2022
How Figma put the bounce in spring animations
An inside look at how Figma engineers used the laws of physics to bring spring animations to life.
Kris Rasmussen, Samir Goel |
June 15, 2022
Postmortem: Service disruptions on June 6 & 7 2022
The root cause of our recent service outage and how we resolved it.
Alia Fite |
February 8, 2022
Jamming on FigJam: a journey from beta to GA
A conversation with Product Manager Emily Lin on how we took FigJam from inception to ship.
Marcin Wichary |
January 26, 2022
Little Big Updates: dispatches from Quality Week
Stories about seemingly-small bugs, and the art of distinguishing the little details from the little-big ones.
Emily Jia |
January 20, 2022
From experiment to launch: how data shaped a new comments experience
Data Scientist Emily Jia on how we tested, iterated, and rolled out updates to comments in Figma
Jillian Smith |
November 9, 2021
From candidate interviews to developer crits: how Figma engineering uses FigJam to scale
We sit down with Figma’s engineering team to hear about how they break down complex problems, work through feedback together, and maintain close connections in a hybrid workplace.
Rudi Chen, Slava Kim |
October 14, 2021
GraphQL, meet LiveGraph: a real-time data system at scale
Software Engineers Rudi Chen and Slava Kim shares an inside look at how we empower engineers to build real-time data views, while abstracting the complexity of pushing data back and forth.
Hongyi Hu |
September 2, 2021
Inside Figma: getting out of the (secure) shell
Security Engineer Hongyi Hu explains how the Figma security team built a simple solution for zero-trust shell access on AWS.
Beez Africa |
August 16, 2021
Inside Figma: a Q&A with our 2021 interns and new grads
Beez Africa sits down with four interns and new grad Figmates to hear their advice, learnings, and reflections on joining Figma.
Max Burkhardt |
August 12, 2021
Inside Figma: securing internal web apps
The Figma security team built out a system to securely provide access to internal applications. Security Engineer Max Burkhardt shares how we built the system, what we learned, and how this fits into our broader approach to security at Figma.
Beez Africa |
July 22, 2021
How the Figma PM team builds products and processes
A behind-the-scenes look at how the Figma PM team brainstorms, builds, and reflects, and what it means to open their process up to cross-functional partners along the way.
Hillary Benzell |
July 20, 2021
Inside Figma: a Q&A with our global sales team
We sit down with a few Figmates to learn what it’s like to be a member of our global sales team.
Beez Africa |
June 14, 2021
Collaborating and connecting in FigJam
Last week, we launched a timer in FigJam, allowing you to stop, start, and pause—together. Take a look at some activities we facilitate with teams across Figma, and how you can get started.
Emily Lin |
June 8, 2021
Inside Figma: how our PM team uses FigJam
Product Manager Emily Lin shares how Figma’s PM team uses FigJam for everything from brainstorms to retrospectives.
Clancy Slack |
June 4, 2021
Pride 2021: Getting back out there
Clancy Slack, Data Scientist and lead of the Pride Employee Resource Group at Figma, reflects on Pride month. Learn how we’re celebrating at Figma, and participate by creating a Pride poster in Figma.
Hillary Benzell |
May 17, 2021
Inside Maker Week: more than a hackathon
Starting today, it's Maker Week at Figma. Learn more about this Figma tradition, take a look back at our favorite moments, and stay tuned for more to come throughout the week.