With a number of design tools available to the public, it’s hard to narrow down which ones are the most effective to use. A lot of factors contribute to this and ultimately it can boil down to just personal preference. We’ve had the opportunity to use a number of tools including indesign and Sketch, but in this post we are discussing Figma along with its added benefits.
For those who are not familiar, Figma is a cloud- based tool used for design and prototyping. Big brands like Slack, Twitter and Zoom are all turning to Figma for their website and app needs. According to the platform itself: “Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish. Packed with design features you already love plus unique inventions like the Arc tool and Vector Networks, Figma helps you keep the ideas flowing. No need to stop to install, save, or export. It’s what any good cloud software should be.”
When looking into Figma it’s important to consider all of the benefits it can offer you and your design team. For one, it is the perfect collaboration tool. If you have a Figma login and access to a specific project- you can go in and see edits done in real time. The comment feature is ideal for active brainstorming and leaving real time feedback. Another positive feature is that Figma is free! This is pretty rare in the design tool space. A lot of programs require monthly subscription fees and limited packages. Figma’s free plan makes it easy for your whole team to have access. To learn more about this specific tool and how you can incorporate it to your design process, visit Figma’s website.