At LIFT Agency we use Figma to build our client's design systems for four reasons:
1. Accessibility: We understand that the design system needs to be accessible to developers, who use them to build software, applications and websites. Figma makes it easy to export design assets and code snippets that developers can use to build in their preferred development environment. This ensures that the design system is accurately translated into the final product.
2. Integration: Figma integrates with a wide range of tools and platforms, including development platforms like React, Vue, and Angular, as well as project management tools like Jira and Trello. This makes it easy to incorporate the design system into your development workflow and ensures that everyone is working from the same source of truth.
3. Components and Styles: Figma has a powerful component and style system that makes it easy to create and maintain a consistent design system. With Figma, we can create reusable components for buttons, typography, form elements, and more, and apply styles to them that can be easily updated and propagated across all instances. This saves time and ensures that all design elements are consistent and on-brand.
4. Collaboration and Versioning: Figma is a cloud-based tool that allows for real-time collaboration and versioning, making it easy for multiple team members to work simultaneously. This means that our designers and your team members can work together in real-time to make changes, get feedback, and ensure that the design system is always up-to-date and error-free.