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Tori Hinn |
The making of Maker Week
Our first fully remote Maker Week is behind us, and we’re sharing what it took to bring it to life: the theme, the creative direction, and how we moved our most analog company tradition online.
Abigail 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.
Dylan Field |
Figma’s new EMEA HQ
Figma is opening an office in London to better support users across EMEA.
Ana Castrillon |
Making Design Within Reach for online shoppers
As more consumers make buying decisions entirely online, Design Within Reach built a web presence that mimics the brick-and-mortar experience.
Priya Kotak |
Creating multi-brand design systems
Leaders from Shopify, Condé Nast, and Harry’s share their learnings about creating and maintaining design systems.
Tobias Negele |
How we use Figma templates to facilitate collaboration at Shopify
The team at Shopify shares a framework for managing proejcts in Figma, including a template you can use to collaboration across your organization.
Abigail 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.
Dylan Field |
How work is changing at Figma
Figma is moving to a hybrid model, allowing both in-person and remote work options. We're sharing our approach, with the hope of helping others think through it.
Azra Daniels |
Announcing Config Europe: a call for speakers
On September 17, we’re coming together at Config Europe, a virtual conference. Complete our call for speakers form by Friday, 31 July to propose a session.
Peter Garber and Annie Kramer |
How Clearstep simplifies the experience of finding care online
Clearstep wanted to bring an intuitive, user-friendly experience to healthcare. Here, they share how they built their symptom checking and care routing platform, from building user flows to managing custom branding.
Alia Fite |
How to evaluate design tools
Finding the right tools for your team can be overwhelming. Here, we share a framework for project managing, testing, and choosing a design tool, based on what we’ve heard from our users.
Helena Jaramillo |
How to get closer with your developer
Bringing engineers into the product design process early can improve collaboration and help you get to solutions faster. Read on for three tips from a product designer at Coda.
Hareem Mannan |
Beyond mocks: co-designing journeys, diagrams, and more
A look inside how Segment’s product design team co-designs with researchers, product managers, and engineers.
Alia Fite |
Finding design inspiration at home
Members of the Figma design team share the places they turn to when they need a little spark of creativity.
Nina Mehta |
How to pair design (and convince your boss to invest in it)
Mailchimp's Nina Mehta believes that design pairing can improve work quality and save time. Here, she shares how to structure it, plus tips for convincing your boss that it's a good idea.
Noah Levin |
Inside Figma: the product design team’s process
A deep dive into our product design team's day-to-day: meeting cadences, rituals, and culture-building exercises that help everyone stay connected and efficient.
Alia Fite |
The case for lightweight prototyping
Prototypes don't have to be perfect. Read on for more on unpolished prototypes, and some ways the team at Figma is using them.
Maurice Woods |
How Inneract Project empowers the next generation of brown and black designers
Inneract Project empowers young brown and black students through design education. Here, we share some of their stories.
Miguel Cardona |
11 activities in Figma for your classroom
When learning design, there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. These activities will help your students build and refine their skills.
Brie Wolfson |
Figma + Lambda School: Where the remote classroom comes together to learn
Collaborative, interactive lessons inspire a new generation of design professionals
Alia Fite |
Research, remotely
There’s a lot that goes into research, and even more to consider when we’re all working from home. Here, we share some tweaks for making remote user interviews and debriefs a little easier.