Product Designer - Figma Design System

San Francisco or New York or Remote US

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Posted 1 week ago

Figma is adding to our team of passionate people who are revolutionizing the world of design. We are building a browser-based design tool that looks and feels as good as a native application and has all the additional power and advantages that come from being built upon the web platform. If you’re looking to work at a company that is building the future of design tools, welcome to Figma.
We’re looking for a designer to lead efforts to push Figma's visual language forward and own our internal design system. This important horizontally focused role will drive key decisions on the look and feel of Figma across the entire product. We believe it’s time to update Figma’s UI with a focus on visual excellence and accessibility. Are you someone who loves obsessing over design details, iconography, type, color, and grid systems? Have a knack for thoroughly organizing components, variants, and styles? Your work will not only accelerate the Figma design team's ability to make more consistent UI decisions, it will also influence designers all over the world by giving them a best-in-class upgraded interface to work within in 2021.
This is a full-time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the continental United States.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive a visual redesign of Figma, carrying a strong opinionated stance on how our UI looks, feels, and behaves, across all surfaces and platforms.
  • Own the Figma design system, and maintain it over time. Create and own our guidelines for type, color, grid, iconography, and more. Drive decisions on shared patterns with an eye for consistency and quality.
  • Partner with developers to make sure the system remains accurate in production(e.g. file tickets for inconsistencies, keep storybook up to date).
  • Identify processes to scale the design system over time, rolling out guidelines for how others can contribute to it. Communicate changes to the system clearly over time.

You might be a good fit if:

  • Your portfolio demonstrates excellence in visual design.
  • You’ve contributed to a design system that other designers depend on every day.
  • You love details. It matters to you exactly how menus, buttons and dialogs should behave
  • You are passionate about design tooling and operations.
  • You’re great at communicating and mediating challenging conversations around UI choices, and driving thoughtful decisions in cases of disagreement.

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About FigmaFigma is the open design company founded in 2012 by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace. With our cloud-based screen design tool, teams achieve a shared understanding around design without worrying about syncing, exporting or installing software. Anyone involved in the product development process can share always up-to-date files with a link. That makes it easy to collaborate on the latest designs and prototypes and see their code attributes. Figma has simplified collaboration across the entire design process for thousands of companies like Microsoft, Slack and Uber and users, including designers, developers, product managers, marketers and others. To learn more and sign up for a free account visit
At Figma we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 
Job tags: Cloud-based Figma UI
Job region(s): North America
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