A 4-week course to help non-designers communicate their ideas, create impactful visuals, collaborate in a remote-first world, and prototype their ideas to life (without asking a designer).
Communicate your ideas with more impact by working visually
Work faster with collaborators and become a team player with Figma
Learn to work side by side with designers in Figma files
Build prototypes, slide decks, and websites in Figma without a designer
Developers & engineers who are working with designers
Product managers who are managing web projects
Strategy consultants who are communicating visually with concepts and mockups
Creators & founders who need to create visual assets
... and anyone who wants to learn to work and think visually and unlock the power of Figma!
And sometimes, that means creating visuals to persuade.
You might be presenting a deck to the company or a client, working closely with designers or engineers, or wishing you could create a simple wireframe to show how someone should interact with your SaaS product.
Or maybe, you just need to mock up a landing page for your consulting service to communicate the idea that’s locked up inside your head.
But, the only tools you’re comfortable using aren’t advanced enough. Tools like Google Slides, Canva, and Powerpoint can’t quite get the job done.
You might even feel yucky using them.
If you’re lucky enough to have a designer on staff, you risk getting an eye roll, as if to say, “Can’t you just do this yourself?” Or if you’re unlucky, you start wasting precious time asking friends of friends if they have a design friend they might recommend who is cheap and fast.
Figma can feel intimidating by its infinite canvas, and so you fall back to comfortable tools like Canva, Powerpoint, or copying and pasting images from Google image search.
But you don’t need to be a designer to bring your ideas to the canvas.
You just need to learn the fundamentals of Figma, which will give you more confidence to stand out and collaborate more confidently.
Figma is leading a revolution in the world of work - ushering in a more visual, more expressive and more immerse working experience.
In four weeks, you’ll learn how to work and think visually by facing visual obstacles, in Figma. Each obstacle represents a situation where you’ll learn to use Figma to navigate it.
Obstacles include prototyping clickable frames, collaborating, creating visuals from scratch, commenting on each others’ work, building slide decks and wire framing your ideas to life.
You’ll come into the workshop with a capstone idea, and leave with the confidence to think visually.
As part of the course we’ll help you build a library of re-usable components, examples and templates that you can use on any project to work faster, and save yourself starting from scratch every time.
Hi, we’re Nate and Tom. As a creative director (Nate) and strategy consultant (Tom) we’ve seen Figma used in all kinds of situations; from presentations to website mockups to org charts. We both use Figma heavily in our daily workflows - not only for design, in fact often NOT for design.
Nate has helped companies raise millions in funding with his persuasively designed pitch decks, designed mobile experiences used by millions, and most recently used Figma to lead product and brand design for a startup acquired in the mid-eight figures.
Tom has prepared presentations for Sundar the CEO of Google, consulted with brands like The New York Times and runs the SEO MBA, a platform for teaching executive communication skills. Tom isn't a designer but uses Figma heavily as a solopreneur and consultant.
The beta cohort is capped at 12 people. Each week contains two sessions developed to overcome your obstacles and push past what you think you’re capable of.
Over eight sessions, you’ll learn everything from the interface essentials of Figma to building and working visually in a new way.
Get set up with Figma and learn the basics of frames, shapes, text, layouts. We’ll teach you how to collaborate and become comfortable in any Figma file.
Weekly Project: Everyone will design a simple visual asset
Get confident working with design files, components and more advanced tools. Make mockups, concepts and wireframes and work with design files that someone else made. Learn how to give better visual feedback on concepts.
Weekly project: Give feedback on a real design file
Get inspired to use Figma for knowledge work like running workshops, designing presentations and creating diagrams and visuals.
Weekly Project: Create a slide deck template
Work on your own project, whether it's a website mockup, presentation template or personal design system. Get 1:1 feedback and support.
Weekly Project: Ship your own creative project!
Not at all! We'll take you all the way from opening Figma for the first time to becoming comfortable working in Figma.
Yes! We're intentionally designing this course to be relevant and useful to all kinds of folks. The *most* relevant audience is likely knowledge workers who are already working with Google Docs, Slack and collaborating virtually. Figma is a communication and productivity tool so we believe lots of people can benefit from learning how to use it!
Probably! Beyond the basics, the course will inspire you to use Figma in new ways, as well as teach you how to do more advanced things like using components, prototypes and more. Plus, the course is structured around a specific project you want to make so you'll leave the course with new stuff whatever happens!
You get to choose! We'll help you with some standard options and guidance but if there's a specific website / project / presentation / design system / logo that you want to work on that's valuable for your work then we'll coach and support you as you work on it.
It means we're still testing the materials and the course might be a little less polished around the edges. But the good news is that we're going to be really devoting a lot of time and energy to make sure we're supporting our first cohort. Hopefully this will be a fun learning experience for all of us!
We value your time and commitment and promise to provide a premium learning experience. We will also fully honor any refund request for any reason within 30 days of the workshop. During the beta cohort and because of the reduced cost, we will politely ask why it wasn’t a good fit so we can create a better experience for future students.
No! This projet is not endorsed by or supported by Figma. However Nate and Tom live and work in Figma all day long and love the product