AMA: Figma 2.0

6 years ago from Dylan Field, CEO at Figma

  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 6 years ago

    I'm loving Figma! The collaboration part is winning me over. Some quick questions

    • Any chance you're adding simple transitions between artboards on the prototyping part?
    • Any plan on opening up Figma to allow developers to create plugins?
    • Other than Figma, which other design tool or app do you love?
    • Favorite type of ice cream?
    • Useless talent?

    You can limit yourself to only answer the first two questions, lol

    10 points
    • Andrew Richardson, 6 years ago

      Overlay option would be great as well. Maintaining multiple artboards that are 90% the same and only small things change state is a bit tedious. It'd be nice to make smaller artboards for specific elements to change when interacted with.

      3 points
    • Dylan FieldDylan Field, 6 years ago

      Ha, good questions!

      1. We've heard a lot of requests for this since launching 2.0 and it's something the team is talking about! Stay tuned!
      2. Currently exploring a variety of ways to build on top of Figma. We're biased towards building a web API first to get data out of Figma which we think would unlock a bunch of awesome use cases. If you would be interested in developing on top of a Figma API, ping me! [my first name] @
      3. One app that has changed my life is Basically it helps you get motivated to build new habits through mechanisms like social accountability, competition and loss aversion. It made me go from a sedentary lifestyle to marathon training.
      4. Definitely my mom's homemade blackberry ice cream :) I grew up in Northern California where there are a lot of wild blackberries and I love this time of year because I associate it with picking blackberries and making pie / ice cream.
      5. We just had a "variety show" (talent optional) at Figma. Was super fun and it was amazing to see how much talent there was on the Figma team! This year I had a small solo (just a few measures) and I think I sort of convinced the team I could sing :)
      6 points
      • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 6 years ago

        Thanks for answering, Dylan! Really appreciate it :) Great to see you're working on an API! And I'm sure your voice is lovely, lol.

        2 points