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Issue #99

7 lessons. Organization. Gooey blobs. AI plugins.

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Issue #98

Headless design systems. Making plugins with ChatGPT. Testing components.

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Issue #97

Paid community resources. Tinder design tokens. How Figma builds product.

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Issue #96

Framer Awards. Supercharging built-in features. Missed investment.

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Issue #95

Happy Holidays! Figma Persona. Shaders.

We almost made it through 2022! This was a hell of a rollercoaster year for me and my family, so I’m ready to take a break and warmly welcome 2023.

At Figmalion, I’ve published 40 issues and 609 links this year, bringing the total to 2,097. Thank you to all of my subscribers for reading and recommending the newsletter — it won’t exist without you! And thank you to the amazing companies who sponsored it this year — Zeplin, Maze, Webflow, Uno Platform,, Dive, and Figma Academy.

You’ll hear from me again on January 9th, 2023. Happy Holidays! 🎄

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Issue #93

Design advent. Performance cards. Ten mistakes.

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Issue #92

Schema 2022 recordings. Magician.

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Issue #91

Schema 2022 NYC. Editor updates. Craft.

The recordings from the last month’s Schema conference in New York City are already available. This is a short and quiet Thanksgiving week in the US, so enjoy the opportunity to catch up on great talks about design systems between traveling and eating turkey. The remaining talks from the Virtual Schema conference will be posted on the Design Systems website soon.

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Issue #90

The Verge interviews Dylan. Noise & Texture. Affinity V2.

Hi there! Figmalion turned 3 years old on Friday. Last year I switched from a bi-weekly to a weekly schedule, as there are just too many things to write about. After 90 issues and 2,032 links, the Figma community is more vibrant than ever and quite often I can’t keep up with all the news. Reply to this email if you have any suggestions or birthday wishes!

Do not forget about the Virtual Schema by Figma event on Wednesday, November 16th. The in-person conferences dedicated to design systems took place earlier this month in New York, Tokyo, and London, and now it’s time for the virtual crowd to tune in. Attendance is free, so register today.

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