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Advanced Figma

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Supercharge Your Use of Figma

It's time to become the Figma pro you've always dreamed of being. In this four-week online course you'll master auto layout, build robust component libraries and design systems, and learn the strategies and workflows of the most skilled and experienced product designers.

Course Summary

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NEXT COHORT
Apr 15, 2024
COURSE PACING
4-6 Hours/Week
COURSE DURATION
4 Weeks
PRICE
$699
$599
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About this Course

Do you want to be a sought-after designer known for working efficiently and systematically in Figma? Do you want to easily create interfaces and design systems that are a dream for software developers to implement?

Advanced Figma will take you there. In this four-week online course, you'll gain a deep understanding of Figma's nuances and learn how to take advantage of its advanced features. Each week you'll complete a combination of self-paced lessons and hands-on projects before coming together in weekly scheduled peer group sessions – each led by one of our expert mentors.

HYBRID COURSE
FORMAT

Complete lessons on your own time each week and then meet live weekly in sessions led by our expert mentors.

HANDS-ON PROJECTS
AND EXERCISES

Create reusable component libraries and interface designs in Figma, with each project building on what you’ve learned.

COHORT DISCUSSIONS
AND CRITIQUES

Attend live, mentor-led group sessions to discuss work in progress and get live Figma guidance.

SELF-PACED
LEARNING

Video and written lessons will teach core concepts, with exercises to practice in Figma as you go.

MENTOR
FEEDBACK

Receive personalized feedback on your project work from an expert to enhance both your designs and your workflow.

Who It’s For

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Made for UI/ UX Design Professionals

Figma is the industry-standard tool for digital product design. Whether you have two or twenty years of experience in the field, if you want to bring your Figma skills to the next level and have your colleagues asking, "How'd you do that?" then this course is for you.  

That said, this is NOT a beginner course. Students will be expected to have a solid understanding of UI/UX principles as well as baseline proficiency with Figma.

Have questions around whether this course is for you? Contact our admissions team.

Design Efficiently with Figma

YOU WILL
LEARN

1
How to build flexible UI layouts with ease and agility using auto layout, hug and fill, absolute positioning, and techniques for fluid sizing and spacing
2
How to create your own design system using design tokens with variables and styles to make stronger, future-proof color, spacing, sizing, and typography choices
3
How to assemble a library of flexible, reusable, and nested UI components that are easy to use in collaboration with developers and design teams
4
How to make your design practice in Figma more nimble, system-oriented, and well-organized

Mentorship is the Difference

Learn with experts in Figma. Get personalized 1-on-1 feedback on all your project work via our custom online platform, and get guided through work in our weekly hands-on peer group sessions.

Mentor-Led Peer Group Sessions

Each week students meet in scheduled peer group sessions, led by one of our experienced design mentors. You'll discuss the week's lessons, review project work, and ask any questions. These sessions are also a great opportunity to meet peers across a range of industries.

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Course Curriculum

WEEK 1

Constructing Flexible Layouts

Use auto layout to set up and manage flow direction, alignment, and padding. Make layouts that adapt to their contents and containers by using intrinsic widths and heights.

WEEK 2

Fundamentals of Reusable Components

Establish icon systems for better integration across your component library. Build robust components for UI elements like buttons and tags with straightforward properties for easy reuse.

WEEK 3

Building Complex and Versatile Components

Continue to build on your knowledge of components and expand your library into a more comprehensive and robust system. Explore the pros and cons of various approaches to building components like tables and data grids.

WEEK 4

Creating Design Tokens with Variables

Build color palettes that differentiate between base color values, semantic colors, and component-specific colors. Establish flexible and expressive systems for typographic styles to use throughout your designs, across platforms and channels.

In Partnership With

Nevan Scott

Head of Education at Button School

Advanced Figma features video lessons from course creator, Nevan Scott. Nevan is the founder of Button School, an education company that builds and tests new courses for designers and developers. Previously, he led programs at General Assembly and Ironhack, and designed products for clients such as the Swiss Red Cross, H&FJ, and Buzzfeed.

Showcase Your Work

Earn a certificate of completion when you complete Advanced Figma with Designlab, and display it proudly on LinkedIn.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know in order to take this course?

This course is for UI/UX professionals who are familiar with the basics of Figma and its fundamental features, but are looking to use the tool more efficiently. Before taking this course, you should be familiar with simple layout design, basic component usage, and the Figma interface.

This course may also be a good fit if you’ve been using Adobe XD or Sketch for years and are transitioning to Figma.

If you’re just starting out in UX/UI design, we suggest taking UX Academy Foundations, a 4-8 week course that teaches the fundamentals to visual and user interface design.

IS THIS COURSE A GOOD FIT IF I’VE PREVIOUSLY USED ADOBE XD OR SKETCH AND AM LOOKING TO TRANSITION TO USING FIGMA?

Before taking the Advanced Figma course, you should have a basic understanding of the Figma interface and how to use it. That said, experienced designers transitioning to Figma will benefit from this course by learning how to use the program more efficiently.

DO I NEED A PAID FIGMA LICENSE TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

You’re able to use your own Figma account in the Advanced Figma course. If you don’t already have a Figma account, you’re able to get a free student account when taking the course.

Will I earn a certificate in this course?

Yes. Students who successfully complete Advanced Figma may request that a Certificate of Completion be sent to them via email.

What are peer group sessions?

Unique to the advanced courses Designlab offers, Peer Group Sessions are regularly scheduled meetings facilitated by a professional product designer with expert-level experience in the course topic. In these sessions students come together to discuss the lessons, project work, and any questions.

The Peer Group Sessions in Advanced Figma meet weekly for 60 minutes.

How are peer group sessions scheduled?

After you enroll in the course, you’ll be emailed a link to confirm the course details and select your peer group time. You’ll meet with your peer group on the same day and at the same time each week of the course. You’ll be able to choose from the following peer group times:

•Wednesdays at 12pm ET (9am PT)

•Wednesdays at 6pm ET (3pm PT)

•Thursdays at 12pm ET (9am PT)

•Fridays at 12pm ET (9am PT)

None of the above times work for your schedule? Contact our admissions team by scheduling a call or emailing at advanced.admissions@designlab.com and we'll try to find something to accommodate.

Do you offer any discounts?

We currently offer discounts for veterans. We also offer a payment plan that allows you to pay half up front and half at the end of the course. To learn more, contact our admissions team.

What is the course pacing

Students should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week on course work including time for self-paced lessons, practice projects, and peer group sessions. The following milestones will exist each week:

•Sunday: New content is released.

•Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday: Participants will meet with their mentor and peer group.

•48 hours after meeting with your peer group you should submit your project work on the platform.

•48 hours after submitting your project work you’ll receive feedback on your work from your mentor.

You can also unlock the next unit early by completing all lessons and project work ahead of the deadline.

What if I can't start the course on launch day?

You’ll have some flexibility on when you complete coursework, but you should plan to have a first draft of your project complete before your peer group session each week.

CAN I USE MY COMPANY'S LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUDGET FOR THIS COURSE?

Absolutely! Many of our students’ tuition is sponsored by their employer. If you have any questions about how to do this when you’re enrolling for the course, please reach out via our Help Center contact form for more information or contact our admissions team.

Also, to help you with requesting reimbursement, feel free to copy / paste / edit the below email text:

Hi {Manager Name},

I’m writing to you about a course called Advanced Figma that I’d love to enroll in using my learning & development budget. The course is on Designlab, a platform that’s trained thousands of UX / UI / Product Designers who work at companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Google. The course is designed to teach me how to:

• Build flexible UI layouts with ease and agility


• Create my own design system using design tokens


• Assemble a library of flexible, reusable, and nested UI components


• Make my design practice in Figma more nimble, system-oriented and well-organized

The course format was specifically set up with working designers in mind and is a mix of asynchronous lessons, hands-on project work, and weekly peer group sessions facilitated by an expert in Figma. The course costs $699 USD, and you can check out the course details here.

Thanks,

{Your Name}

WHAT IF I’M PART OF A TEAM THAT WANTS TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

We’re happy to work with a team or company. For information on multi-seat discounts for 4+ students, contact our admissions team.

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE COURSE?

During the first week of the course, you can cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund. If you would like to cancel the course after the first week, we’ll provide a prorated refund based on the week of the course that you’re in.