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Figma: Systematic Designs with an Amazon UX Designer

What you’ll learn

  • How to begin working as a UX Designer using Figma.
  • How to use Figma for Essential UX Design & UI Design
  • Able to use Figma for all sorts of Design Work & Projects
  • Show how to hand off, collaborate and work with other designers, engineers and partners on your Figma Files
  • How to create simple wireframes

Requirements

  • You’ll need a copy of Figma.
  • No previous UX Design/UI Design experience is needed
  • No previous Figma skills are needed
  • No previous design skills or experience required

Description

Instructor Credentials

My name is Leon, and I’ll be your instructor for the Figma course. I’ve worked in the industry for almost 5 years now, and I’m currently working as a product design lead at Godaddy.

My first role in the design industry was at an agency located in China where I worked on projects for big tech clients such as Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and BMW. Having accessed all sorts of design tools such as photoshop and illustrator for more than 10 years, I was able to create unique projects and designs which in turn helped me gain an admission to University of Washington’s competitive design program. Since then, I’ve continued my design career as a UX designer at Amazon, Expedia, VR startups, and most recently as a product design lead at Godaddy. One of my favorite works I’ve done so far using Figma is my project at Expedia. For this project, I took full ownership of the entire design process, from design research, design sketching, user flows, happy path flows, lo-fi, wireframes, high-fi, prototypes for usability studies and to so much more. While taking this course, I’ll share with you all the tips and techniques I’ve gained throughout my entire work experience, and meaningful insights that might help you complete actual designs at your workplace in the future.

As a UX designer, I’ve had the chance to work on projects for many big companies such as NIO, Google, Amazon, and Expedia. Other than that, I’m also very familiar with designing in the tech start-up space such as an indie VR studio called Iskeai entertainment, where I worked as a lead designer for over 3 years.

Teaching Experience

As a founder member of the organization UXGO, I’ve never stopped writing articles about design on medium, making presentations, being a guest lecturer at different design schools, and coaching aspiring future designers. Just last year alone, as one of the lead coaches on UXGO, I helped over 30 students from all sorts of backgrounds ranging from stay-at-home moms, and Bootcamp grads, to top design school students and master candidates secure their first job offers at many different FAANG companies.

Aside from guest lecturing and hosting workshops at design schools such as Emily Carr, SCAD, SVA, UW, and RISD to name a few, I’ve had a few years of in-depth customized 1:1 coaching experience and successfully helped some students get jobs in big companies.

So I encourage you to take this Figma course and connect with me. I want this course to be the solid first step for you to gain valuable UX/UI industry knowledge and experience. I’ll make sure to help you improve your UX/UI design skills and better understand how experienced designers use Figma on their day-to-day tasks and projects.

Course Description

<Figma: The Collaborative UX/UI Tool> is for anyone interested in becoming a UX/UI designer, including complete beginners and students who are interested in learning more of the industry-driven skills of Figma. What I’m going to cover in this course will not only be limited to the technical aspects of Figma, such as the basic & advanced skills of creating wireframes, prototyping, and making use of collaborative tools. Rather, I would like to go beyond that stage and make you feel inspired, and help you discover your further career path in UX/UI. Finding success in your design career especially when you are at the starting stage is extremely difficult. However, it’s now my job to make you feel proud of your design, be bold about trying some new things, embrace your uniqueness, and make you work hard to get every opportunity that you might face in your future.

To Students

Once you finish this course, you will be able to use Figma for all sorts of design work, projects, and any internship or design role that requires technical Figma knowledge. Since figma at its core is a collaboration-driven tool, I will especially show you how to hand off, collaborate, and work with other designers, engineers, and partners on your Figma files- which will greatly affect the overall quality of your design work. We will also talk about how you can leverage what we learned in these respective disciplines, but the main focus of this course will always be on helping you become a UX/UI or product designer in tech. This course is structured and designed to accommodate and help individuals with no experience, and allow those individuals to excel and flourish. All I require from you is commitment and passion, those two go a long way in learning.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to start using Figma in their career & get paid for their user experience design skills
  • This course is for beginners, newbies & amateurs in the field of UX design
  • For anyone that needs to add ‘UX Design’ to their portfolio
  • Anyone who wants to learn the essentials of UI & UX Design

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