The UX writer's guide to Figma

Hello, hello! Whether you found your way here by accident or brilliant SEO, I’m glad you’re here.

Over the past few months, my team and I have spent time gathering feedback from UX writers and content designers from around the industry. Between feature requests and copy recommendations, one theme kept bubbling up: Figma is pretty intimidating for writers. If you can relate, don’t worry—you’re in good company. Many of us, including the writers here at Figma, come from fields beyond design, and never learned to use design tools. With so many bells and whistles, where do you even start?

Right here! I’ll help you wrap your head around Figma’s fundamental concepts, show you how to use it for some classic UX writing tasks, and give you tips for getting to the next level. It’ll take some time to get comfy and build muscle memory, but after working your way through this guide, you’ll feel empowered to start using Figma in your day-to-day.

A few quick, please-don’t-yell-at-me caveats:

  1. I made all of this up! While I’m hoping it’s helpful, you should take what works, and leave what doesn’t. At the end of the day, how you use Figma is totally up to you.
  2. To keep things simple, I use “UX writer” and “content designer” interchangeably throughout this guide. Please don’t @ me.

Here's a look at what to expect in this guide:

Ready? Rad. Let’s roll!