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Why Learn Figma?

May 3, 2024

To succeed in the UX/UI design industry, it all starts with mastering the industry standard tools.

Figma’s growth has skyrocketed in less than five years, reaching an almost $10 billion valuation, a testament to its influence in the design industry today.

Before Figma, the design process was often disjointed and inefficient. Designers typically used different software tools for wireframing, prototyping, and design, making sharing and collaborating on projects challenging. Version control was also a headache, as designers had to manually manage different iterations of their designs.

Figma, a web-based real-time collaborative tool, removes the need for downloads. It allows designers to work on the same project simultaneously with their team members in any location. They can design and collaborate as long as they have an internet connection! This makes teamwork easier and saves a lot of back-and-forth.

Even if you’re new to design, there are plenty of resources to help you get started. Its community and open-source library of APIs and plugins serve. Many tutorials and courses are available outside of the Figma website.

Go from Beginner to Advanced in Figma within 10 hours

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Let's be clear, we've had over 7,000+ designers take the Ultimate Figma Masterclass course by Michael Wong (Mizko).

If you want to master Figma with all the industry-leading tactics in just 10+ hours and apply what you have learned in the real world, our Ultimate Figma Masterclass Course is perfect.

Learn to work with Figma from end to end:
  • Project management
  • Utilizing Figma's famous Auto Layout
  • Advanced component management
  • Figma variables
  • Figma conditional statements
  • Advanced Prototyping
  • Design to developer handover process
  • Design systems
  • and more

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to approach any design project from start to end confidently.

Unlike courses that dwell on theory alone, this Figma course emphasizes practical learning. You’ll work on an actual design project with the proper tools and techniques to make your work in Figma more efficient and effective.

At Designership, we’re here to support your journey in UX/UI design. In addition to our courses, we offer resources like Figma templates and kits to help improve your design workflow.

Who is this course for:
  • For Beginners and Junior Designers: If you're starting with Figma or aiming to enhance your skills, this course will significantly elevate your UX/UI design career by laying a solid foundation with a key tool in the industry.
  • For Senior Designers: Keep abreast of the latest Figma updates. This continually refreshed course will keep you informed of the best practices in the field.
  • For Product Managers: Deepen your understanding of your designers' workflows. This knowledge will enhance your collaboration and help expedite project completion.
  • For Career Transitioners: Smoothly transition into a UX/UI design career by mastering essential skills and best practices with one of the industry's most in-demand tools.
  • For Freelance Designers: Boost your earning potential and secure more gigs. This Figma course covers not only technical best practices but also guides you through the complete project lifecycle, from inception to completion.

Design world-class UI design with Shipfaster UI

Shipfaster UI: Figma's most powerful UI kit and design system

If you love turning ideas into designs quickly, you’ll enjoy using our Shipfaster UI: Figma UI Kit & Design System. It’s packed with all the tools you need to sketch out your ideas quickly and test them. Get that creative flow going so you can quickly produce the best version of your design.

How will it help me?
  • Accelerate Your Design Process: Create smart, responsive designs quickly with a seamless workflow, including easy access to icons, avatars, and more.
  • Design Efficiently at Scale: Reduce redundancy with a consistent and streamlined system.
  • Easily Customize Design Systems: Employ an innovative approach to construct components more effectively.
  • Stay Ahead with Best Practices: Benefit from comprehensive documentation, tutorials, and videos.
  • Streamline Designer Handoffs: Distribute well-documented, reusable components and patterns effortlessly.
Content Features:
  • 8,000+ Customizable Components: Construct intricate designs effortlessly with just a few clicks.
  • 2,800+ Media Resources: Dive into a vast array of icons, logos, device mockups, badges, and more to enhance your designs.
  • 150+ Global Styles: Utilize design styles ranging from text that aligns with a 4-point grid to diverse colors, gradients, and blurs.
  • 180+ Page Templates: Access professionally designed, ready-to-use pages that meet your specific requirements.
  • Snap Text Styles: Discover several text styles that easily adjust to a 4-point grid.
  • 3-Level Block Approach: Modify any design component swiftly with a few clicks.
  • Access Building Blocks: Design unique components using foundational blocks.
  • Auto Layout 4.0: Ensure components are compatible with auto layout features.
  • 4 and 8-Point Grid: Achieve meticulous detail in designs with precise grid alignment.
  • WCAG 2.1 Compliance: Design with accessibility standards in mind, ensuring inclusivity.

Build wireframes at the speed of thought with Outline Wireframe Kit

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Stay on top of testing ideas and prototypes with Outline: Figma’s Ultimate Wireframe Kit. This kit simplifies your design process with its efficient tools and styles. Get access to wireframing resources that help you quickly test ideas, design pixel-perfect layouts, and maintain a cohesive look.

How will it help me?
  • Accelerate Your Design Delivery: Quickly test every idea with all essential resources readily available, enabling you to deploy the best version of your design faster.
  • Achieve Pixel-Perfect Precision: Our wireframe kit aligns seamlessly with both 4 and 8-point grids for flawless designs.
  • Ensure Cohesive Visuals: Utilize an extensive range of typography, colors, and layout grids that maintain consistency across all designs.
  • Simplify File Organization: Easily locate any file or template with well-named layers and helpful tips in the notes.
  • Adaptive Resizing: Harness Figma’s top features, including AutoLayout 3.0, to ensure components and templates adjust effortlessly to your project needs.
  • Edit With Ease: Modify components or add new blocks swiftly with just a few clicks.
Content Features:
  • 740+ Component Library: Access essential tools like placeholder devices and image frames with ease.
  • Customizable Assets: Includes comprehensive global style guides, icons, and more.
  • Extensive Media Assets: Discover over 1,180 assets and icons conveniently located in one place.
  • Stackable Blocks: Customize your designs to fit various web pages effectively.
  • Responsive Pages: Enhance your workflow with the dynamic capabilities of Auto Layout 3.0.
  • Quick Customization: Effortlessly edit, update, and introduce new blocks with just a few clicks.
  • Accurate Status Updates: Quickly indicate the status of any frame or element.
  • Organized Comments: Easily annotate specific elements within your design.
  • Comprehensive Comment Summaries: Review all critical notes directly from your design’s workbench

Designership: Empowering designers for real-world success 

Designership is about giving you the best design tools, courses, knwoeldge, and support to become a better designer. Read helpful blog articles and tutorials that cover everything from relevant listicles to detailed how-tos on using Figma.

Our students’ achievements speak volumes about how Designership helped them achieve their north star in their careers. From newbies landing their first jobs to career changers successfully changing their paths, we’ve helped them learn the necessary skills to open up new paths and opportunities in the design world.

Learning Figma with Designership prepares you for success in the competitive UX/UI industry. Our hands-on courses were designed so that you’re not just learning theory but applying it to real-life situations and challenges.

Michael Wong
Founder of Designership & z0 Studio

Mizko, also known as Michael Wong, brings a 14-year track record as a Founder, Educator, Investor, and Designer. His career evolved from lead designer to freelancer, and ultimately to the owner of a successful agency, generating over $10M in revenue from Product (UX/UI) Design, Web Design, and No-code Development. His leadership at the agency contributed to the strategy and design for over 50 high-growth startups, aiding them in raising a combined total of over $400M+ in venture capital.

Notable projects include: Autotrader (Acquired. by eBay), PhoneWagon (Acquired by CallRails), Spaceship ($1B in managed funds), Archistar ($15M+ raised) and many more.

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