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Danny Sapio
Co-Founder @ & Senior Product Designer @ Method —

I published my first article on Medium on October 18th, 2017 — exactly four years ago today. In that time, I’ve learned a lot and watched the platform evolve into what it is today.

After spending loads of time on Medium and paying attention to trends, writing, and reader behavior…

*no figmas were harmed in the making of this image*

I’ll be the first to say that Figma is a godsend for designers.

It’s made my design process more efficient and made me a better designer.

Figma has rocketed to its well-earned position of superiority in the design community not by accident. …

1. Use base components for variant sets


Fig Spin by Me

After writing 10 Figma Tricks I Wish I Knew Earlier, and receiving such awesome feedback, I decided to take it a step further and share more ways that I’ve been using Figma and Figma plugins to design at warp speed.

1. Breakpoints

Fig Flip — Made by me

I’m consistently impressed by all the useful features Figma has baked into their app. What used to be a workaround in Sketch is now a thought out feature in Figma — a breath of fresh air.

I frequently stumble upon time-saving features that I wish I knew about sooner —…

Atomic Habits the book next to Confetti the app I designed

I rolled over in my bed and reached for my phone. Blackout curtains created the illusion of night with only a few pockets of light able to sneak through the corners revealing the daylight beyond them.

As I squinted at the piercing blue light from my smartphone, I made out…

Typography involves so much more than choosing a great font. When used effectively, it can enhance usability, readability, accessibility, and hierarchy within an interface. In this piece, I’ll share some tips and industry-standard principles for using type like a pro in a UI.

1. Typography Terminology

Typography terminology creates the foundation of our…

A Swiss army knife illustration

Designers are often eager to jump straight into UI animations, trendy UIs, and high performing roles before really honing the basics.

Well, I’m here today to take a step back and explain topics like creating a usability test or the perfect color palette as simply as I can.

1. How to space objects properly


An illustration with a diverse set of people including a blind woman, a sikh man, a doctor, and several different women.
Monica Feng designed this original illustration for this article.

I wrote this article to help designers, product owners, product managers, UXers, developers, and anyone else to craft more inclusive product experiences.

It’s normal to approach design through the lens of our own perspective, believing our experiences reflect those of everyone else. …

arrows pointing in many directions

This post was guest written by Shannon Groom, Senior UX Designer.

I stumbled into UX several years ago after working in a combination of communication, marketing, and graphic design roles. I was unhappy in my position at the time, and I had filled my Google search history with sad entries…

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