State of the Designer
Product designers have seen a whirlwind of changes in the past three years, with work styles transformed and the role of design elevated with many organizations.
So, how are things going? Figma surveyed designers in Europe and APAC to explore whether changes in working patterns, collaboration, and relationships with other departments have left designers in a good place.
Are designers in a good place?
Spotlight on collaboration
95% of designers have embraced working from home at least partially.
Riding the remote work wave
75% of designers are working remotely more often, adapting to the new norm.
Job satisfaction on the rise
69% of designers report being more satisfied than they were pre-pandemic.
FAQ: What have we learned?
Our report shows that a new era of product design is emerging, one that thrives on workflow collaboration. This, despite the fact that 95% of designers are working from home, at least partially.
Three quarters of designers are working from home more than they were before the pandemic. The key to successful collaboration lies in using suitable tools and establishing productive rituals.
Design teams who collaborate effectively with their teams prioritize group meetings for design. Over 60% of effective collaborators use group meetings more now than before the pandemic.
Sixty-nine percent of product designers believe job satisfaction has improved, or greatly improved since 2020.