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Figma introduced Support Forum, which in time will become an easily referenced resource for troubleshooting and best practices.
Zapier announced a new set of features for product teams, including native support for Figma Variants.
During an audit of marketing pages, the team at Figma realized they weren’t following their own advice. Over the course of a month, their small team created and organized a robust, adaptable style guide and component library that now lives in their CMS. I loved that part: “…every color has its own branded name, inspired by California, where Figma is based. An earthy green is avocado toast, and an ember yellow is sunset.”
“As the coronavirus hit the travel industry earlier this year, the design team at Agoda looked at how we could save costs without sacrificing the quality of the work we’re doing. The collaborative features and the opportunity to shrink the cost of multiple license fees to just one were two compelling reasons to review Figma and eventually propose a plan to migrate our whole design organization to the new tool.”
“If you are reading this, means that you are interested in how and why to move your designs projects to Figma. Don’t expect a detailed guide on what’s the most optimised way of doing it, but rather the whys and hows of how I did it recently and why I believe it was a successful move.”
Noah Levin, Design Director at Figma, collected 20 of his favorite tips and tricks for whipping up something quickly.
Carol Chan shares her learnings from building a collapsible card component with many properties.
With support for components, hyperlinks, PDF export, presentation mode, and shared community files, Figma became a fantastic tool for designing slides and creating presentations. This article provides an overview of the modern workflow.
The team at Headway shared an evolving list of their favorite Figma plugins for automating aspects of the design process that can take a long time or be done multiple times a day.
Martin Bekerman is a Brand Design Lead at Netflix and a fantastic illustrator. See some of his recent artworks in the next section.
⌘+⇧+K to place an image, ⌘+⇧+C/V to copy/paste it from/to an object.
And another short video from Miguel, this time about Bezier curves.
Come for the tip, stay for a beautiful demo.
A nice way to share the always up-to-date versions of your designs.
Figma and Charli Marie, Creative Director at ConvertKit, introduce the new video series “Coffee with Charli”, where she’ll interview design systems leaders. First up, Charli chats with Chris Pearson of Conde Nast about design systems for multiple brands.
Tim explains the concept of elevation in Material Design and how to work with it in Figma.
I shared one of Sebastian’s futuristic interface illustrations a few months ago, but really glad he recorded a full video tutorial with his process!
“In this video, we’ll teach you the basics of using Auto Layout by creating a button from a single text layer.”
“In this video we’ll teach you more advanced Auto Layout techniques to create a navigation menu using the button we created in the previous video.”
Made in Figma
What an unusual use case for Figma, but the end result looks great!
“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
“I’m thinking I’m back.”
Another fantastic movie poster by Martin Bekerman.
Noah Jacobus pushes Figma’s capabilities beyond normal product design and uses it to draw, style, and animate the logo.
If you’ve been following the GME/WSB story last week, don’t miss this joke.
Mirko Santangelo collected great resources from Uber, Microsoft, GitHub, Spotify, and more.
A collection of cool micro-interactions made in Figma.
A beautiful explanation of the fundamentals of good typography.
I shared some of Jordan’s experiments before, but this one is truly magical. Let’s hope it will become a real plugin one day!
Create effects like Skeuomorph, Neon, Glitch, Reflection, Glass, etc., right in Figma.
Handy tiny plugin by Gleb Sabirzyanov.
“Play Doom in Figma. The game includes the first episode with 9 levels of the most incredible and iconic game in the FPS history.“