Your Figma crash course (+LinkedIn certificate)

You could go days (or, let's be honest, weeks) attempting to sort out the most ideal approach to using Figma efficiently — or you could acquire the knowledge you need from this course in only a couple of hours, improving your skills and marketability as a designer.

Here's what Rita Roloff, PM @ Microsoft, had to say:

So, who is this course for?

  • Designers

    Freelance designer, job hunter, or part of an existing design team? Knowing Figma will help you stay ahead so that you can charge more. Also, your employers and team will love that you know it!

  • Business Owners

    Building a web or mobile app? Knowing the ins and outs of Figma can help you bring your ideas to life & communicate your ideas to developers and your team.

  • Agency Owners

    You're ready to take your web design business to the next level by working with Figma, which can help you expand your options & delight those high-dollar clients.

Who is it NOT for?

This course isn't for everyone.

This course is probably not for you if:
-You're already an advanced user of Figma
-You're not able to put in the work and do the exercises

FAQ

  • 🏆 Will I receive a certificate of completion? 🎓

    Yes, we offer a certificate of completion that you can add to your LinkedIn profile! Once you pass this course, you will receive instructions on adding a certificate of completion to your LinkedIn profile to give you a competitive edge. 💪

  • When was this course last updated?

    The course was last updated on: September 14, 2021

  • What is your refund policy?

    If you are unhappy with your purchase, contact us within 30 days for a full refund. In a year and a half, just 0.9% of students asked for a refund!

  • Is this course online? Do I have to adhere to a schedule?

    This course is 100% online and self-paced, so you can start and resume modules based on your own schedule.

  • How does payment work?

    Payment for the course is processed via PayPal or credit card, and it gets you lifetime access to the course.

  • Will I get access to future updates?

    Yes! As a student, you'll receive course updates for free.

  • How long will it take to complete the course?

    This course is self-paced, so it all depends on your schedule! There are 7 course modules and 43 lessons in total, at around 18 minutes per module (plus any exercises you do).

    But the learning doesn't end there — it continues even after the course! That's because you'll also get complimentary access to the Tech Designers community, where you can network with designers and ask for feedback from others in the industry!

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Introduction

What you'll learn

This course was designed for Figma beginners. Get up and running and gain experience using the tool. Master the Figma essentials while gaining hands-on experience with the tool!

As a Figma beginner taking this course, you will learn how to design and prototype in Figma.

🎁 Limited time bonus: You'll get 2 Figma templates at the end of this course ($60 value) + lifetime access to the private Tech Designers community ($564 value)

  • In this course, you will:

  • Master Figma by following along with the exercises

  • Create clickable prototype screens in Figma

  • Learn how to create a mini design system in Figma

  • Build a styleguide

  • Learn about developer hand-off in Figma (developers will love you)

  • Let your knowledge help you build a great product, land your dream job, or secure more freelance clients

Instructor

Instructor

Hannah Wright

Hannah has 7+ years of digital design experience and resides in Alaska.

She is the founder of SaaS Design, an online destination for Figma design resources. She has been featured in publications like Forbes, Tech Cocktail, and the American Express blog. She also owns Figma Freebies, and enjoys giving back to the design community.
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Preview a lesson: styles in Figma

Course curriculum

  • 1

    BONUS: Access to private Tech Designers group ($564 value)

    • Complimentary access to the new Tech Designers community

  • 2

    Fundamentals

    • Introduction

    • Course exercise file (DOWNLOAD)

    • Installing & signing up for Figma

    • Creating a new file

    • Importing

    • Saving your work

    • Frames

    • Spacing & alignment

    • Groups

    • Scaling

    • Components

    • Anatomy of a Figma File

    • Optional - Cool hack: Using data sets from Google Sheets

    • Styles

    • Detaching components

    • Textured fills + illustrations

    • Glass-like effect

    • Quiz

    • Optional: Figma keyboard shortcuts (PDF)

  • 3

    Creating a prototype: Prototyping your own screens

    • Grids

    • Constraints & responsive design

    • Width & height tricks

    • Creating your new styles

    • Dropshadow

    • Fixed menu

    • Prototyping & interactions

    • Overlay menu

    • Active overlay links

    • Images

    • Masks

    • New: Using smart animate for smooth transitions

  • 4

    More advanced: Variants, auto layout, shapes, icons, and neumorphism galore

    • Advanced: Auto layout (Updated: September 2021)

    • Advanced: Figma variants - for multiple states (Added: September 2021)

    • Creating icons with shapes

    • Neumorphic design in Figma

    • New lesson: Interactive components

  • 5

    Figma plugins

    • Time-saving Figma plugins: isometric designs, content, avatars

  • 6

    Collaboration & handoff

    • Sharing files

    • Commenting

    • Exporting

    • Exporting - more export features

    • Developer handoff

    • New - Optional: Figma to --> HTML, Vue, or React code

    • New - Optional: Figjam

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Figma's community feature

    • Figma community: what it is + getting in

  • 8

    Career

    • Portfolio tips: how to showcase your work

    • Increasing your design job application response rate (+remote roles)

    • Cover letter template (link to doc below video)

  • 9

    Course wrap-up: Resources & next steps

    • Final exam

    • Certification

    • Congratulations!

    • BONUS: 2 Figma templates ($99 value)

  • Limited Time Bonus: Figma Templates & Tech Designers Membership ($663 combined value)

    You'll receive 2 premium Figma templates in the last module of this course.

    Also, for a limited time, we're offering new students complimentary lifetime access to our new online Tech Designers community ($564 value), where you can exchange tips and tricks with other designers in tech. We have members in the group from companies like Apple and Oracle!

Learn Figma your way & take your business to the next level.

This course is self-paced and 100% online.

  • $64.00

    -Lifetime access to the course (one-time payment)
    -LinkedIn certificate of completion
    -Access to Tech Designers private community (limited time bonus)

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