A simple way to import and iterate with Figma

August 23, 2016

At Framer, we’re all about simplifying the workflow. As product designers ourselves, we appreciate when our favorite tools combine forces to enrich the overall design experience. That’s why today we’re announcing an integration with Figma, a web-based interface design tool.

One of the best ways to work with Framer is to pair it with a visual design tool. The power of a vector-based graphics software can be a strong foundation for creating dynamic code-based interactions. We support this by providing you with integrations that are conducive to an iterative workflow between the two.

Now you’ll be able to create designs in Figma, import to Framer and start bringing those static images to life. From there, it’s just one click to sync up layers between the two. Go back to the drawing board as many times as you need without interrupting your creative process.

We've watched with great interest as Dylan and Evan launched Figma and shipped a beta version of their product just last December. There are a few features in particular that make Figma stand out. Their Vector Networks technology is a significant improvement on the traditional path model, giving you the dexterity of pen and paper with the ability to accurately manipulate geometric patterns. Version Control is also a significant advantage, especially if your workflow depends on rounds of feedback and multiple iterations. But Figma’s biggest selling point is undoubtedly its Collaborative Workspace, which offers real-time commenting and team-wide sharing of assets. This comes in handy if you work in a collaborative design environment.

All in all, Figma is yet another example of why it’s an exciting time to be a designer. We firmly believe that the more tools designers have to choose from, the better their work becomes. Framer and Figma make a great match and will result in some excellent work. We can’t wait to see what you will create.

PS: Figma is still in Private Release, but if you tweet at them and mention that you're a Framer user, they'll prioritize your access.