How to Build Flexible, Reusable, Complex Components in Figma with Autolayout

The problem with complex components is that they don’t usually adapt well to design variations. They aren’t flexible. The profile card shown below has many different elements; editing or even removing one would be nearly impossible in a prebuilt component. In an application like Sketch (or even early on in my experience with Figma), I […]

Is Sketch Still King? My First Impressions of Figma

I love Sketch — it’s my go-to for wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and even prototyping. I’ve become as proficient as I can, including mastering nested symbols and utilizing JSON data connections to populate real data into static designs. But I recently started helping a client’s design team build out their design system. The problem? They exclusively […]