Alice Ching |
How Figma draws inspiration from the gaming world
Some of Figma's most interesting technical challenges mirror those in the gaming world, from our infrastructure to the user experience.
Tim Liang |
The growing pains of database architecture
How the Figma infrastructure team reduced potential instability by scaling to multiple databases.
Sara Culver |
How the Figma design team level set on career leveling
Design Manager Sara Culver takes us through evolving the team's product design and writing career levels.
Dorothy Chen |
Behind the scenes: international keyboard shortcuts
“We were tasked with making Figma shortcuts friendlier to international keyboards, a charter that would take us on a twisty journey through the next year.”
Yuhki Yamashita |
Welcome to the WIP
Chief Product Officer Yuhki Yamashita on how to embrace (and enjoy) endless iteration.
Jacob Miller |
Taking cues from code
Schema keynote speaker and product manager Jacob Miller shares his thoughts on the state of design systems.
Darren Tsung |
Making multiplayer more reliable
Design has always been a team sport. These improvements make sure everyone is on the same page.
Greg Guthe |
Our approach to security at speed
Learn about how the Figma security team helps us ship products securely, without impacting the pace of development.
Max Burkhardt, Olabode Anise |
How we use data
Data is a vital component in how we improve Figma day by day. Learn more about what kind of data we use and how we use it.
Jackie Chui |
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 |
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 |
A new collaboration with Adobe
Today, we’re announcing that Figma has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adobe.
Jaelyn Brown |
My summer as a Figtern
Recruiting intern Jaelyn Brown on her journey to Figma and finding her place in the tech world.
Shirley Miao |
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 |
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 |
Postmortem: Service disruptions on June 6 & 7 2022
The root cause of our recent service outage and how we resolved it. 
Alia Fite |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.