Useful tips and tricks for your design workflow.

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In this article, you’ll learn five awesome tips and tricks that will help you improve your workflow.

Copy and Paste Layer or Frame Styles

To copy a layer or frame style to another layer or frame, press Command + Option + C on the source object. To paste on to your desired frame or layer, press Command + V.


Curated User Experience Design Newsletter
Curated User Experience Design Newsletter

Your weekly list of curated design inspiration and resources.

When are you ready for DesignOps?

Identifying common issues your design team may face.

How to Know if You Should Bail from your Design Job

Decision making process for leaving your current design job (or any job really) or for deciding to keep at it.

How to Create the Next Generation of Design Systems

This blog post by Rubrik will walk through how they recently approached modernizing their design system to dramatically accelerate development while tackling the scaling challenges we encountered as their product portfolio expanded.

100 design lessons for 2021

Lessons on how to make an impact beyond our products, how to collaborate beyond Zoom calls, how to organize ourselves beyond our bubbles, and how to improve our craft beyond art boards. Lessons from voices we still don’t hear as often in the design mainstream — but we should. …


Curated User Experience Design Newsletter
Curated User Experience Design Newsletter

Weekly list of curated design inspiration and resources for designers.


UX Design Newsletter
UX Design Newsletter

Weekly list of curated design inspiration and resources for designers.

Figma Variants Playground (Figma Community)

Variants are a new way to create, organize, and use components. If you’ve ever created multiple variations of a component, you’ll want to give variants a try. This playground will walk you through everything you need to know to start working with them!

Pro Tips for Leading Remote Workshops

The Home Depot IX team successfully piloted remote design sprints last week and we wanted to share their learnings.

Color Variables, Components View and a new Insert Window — what’s new in Sketch?

With this latest Mac app update, we’re introducing three features that we think you’re going to love. First, Color Variables — a long-requested feature and a foundational building block for any design system. Then, a new Components View — a proper home for your document’s local Symbols, Text Styles, Layer Styles and Color Variables. …


UX Design Newsletter
UX Design Newsletter

Weekly list of curated design inspiration and resources for designers.

First Run UX

A catalog of first run user experiences in digital products. The first run experience is what greets newcomers when they come to an app, website, product, or service.

Why talking more won’t solve your design/dev collaboration problems

If collaboration between design and engineering were easy, everyone would be doing it and you wouldn’t be reading this. The hard truth is that the effort to facilitate effective workflows between disciplines is as real and challenging as the rest of our work. In fact, it’s an entirely new way of working. Fortunately, there are steps anyone — from an individual contributor to a team lead — can take to help create the conditions for the efficient exchange of ideas and empower people to do their best work. But those steps are not “talk more” or “sit next to each other, ” which both render the effort of creating effective workflows completely invisible. …


Figma Tips & Tricks

We migrated from using Sketch + Zeplin to Figma, and sharing the project file has left our viewers (product managers, developers, and executives) lost and confused. This has been a consistent theme that we have received feedback on when we shared out links to Figma. Unlike Zeplin, viewers can see all of your pages and the contents inside each of them, as opposed to directly seeing single pages of the design. Additionally, each designer had their own page structure of how they organized their Figma file which made viewing the file even more confusing.

To ease the frustration, we came up with our first file template structure. …


UX Design Newsletter
UX Design Newsletter

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Workday CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’

Aneel Bhusri, the CEO of Workday, runs an employee-first company. He believes taking care of employees translates into better business results. And Workday — which supplies customers with HR and other business software — seems to bear this out. In 15 years it’s grown into a $40B+ business. And it tops Fortune’s “Future 50” list which identifies companies with the strongest long-term growth potential.

In this episode of Leadership Next, Bhusri and Alan Murray talk about the challenges of building company culture while everyone is working from home. …


UX Design Newsletter
UX Design Newsletter

Weekly list of design inspiration and goodies for designers.

5 TED Talks that will make you a better designer

What qualities make up the best designers out there? Truth be told, it has much more to do with how you think than strong technical skills. Strong communication, forward-thinking, and empathy are all soft skills that lend a hand in crafting the best design solutions we know of today.

Innovation Series with Fabricio Teixeira

He’s the Design Director at Work & Co based in Brooklyn, NY., Founder of UX Collective and probably the guy that designed or wrote that thing you liked. Oh, and he’s also a big believer in user-centered design and knowledge sharing.

GPT-3 Design Hype

Highlights of design related AI built from OpenAI’s GPT-3. …

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