Figma FREE for Edvicon Members

Nimesh Ekanayake
May 11 · 5 min read

Figma is a cloud-based design and prototyping tool for digital projects. It’s made so that users can collaborate on projects and work pretty much anywhere.

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While this tool looks a lot like other prototyping options, the key differentiator is the ability to work with teams on projects. To date, Figma is probably the best-suited option available.

Here’s a look at Figma, and how this tool might be beneficial for your projects and workflows.

What is Figma?

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Simply, Figma is a digital design and prototyping tool. It is a UI and UX design application that you can use it to create websites, apps, or smaller user interface components that can be integrated into other projects.

Here’s how Figma describes itself:

Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish. Packed with design features you already love plus unique inventions like the Arc tool and Vector Networks, Figma helps you keep the ideas flowing. No need to stop to install, save, or export. It’s what any good cloud software should be.

Figma is a vector-based tool that lives in the cloud, allowing users to work anywhere from a browser. It’s a zippy tool that is made for design, prototyping, collaboration, and organizational design systems.

Comparable tools include Sketch, Adobe XD, Invision, and Framer.

Like many other tools, Figma is supported by a robust community of designers and developers that share plugins to increase functionality and speed up workflows. Anyone can contribute and share.

Figma is used by some big brands including Slack, Twitter, Zoom, Dropbox, and Walgreens. Those names alone show that this tool is solid enough to power almost any project.

Who Should Use It?

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Figma is a solid tool and with a free plan available, it’s worth trying for anyone who is working in the digital space. (I would argue that most designers should have at least a working knowledge of all the major tools to make them more marketable to clients and potential employers.)

More generally speaking, Figma is most appreciated by people working on more collaborative teams. Other design and prototyping tools lack this key feature or just don’t have the same ability as Figma. This feature alone can save designers time and make projects run more smoothly.

Key Features

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Figma is a vector-based design tool that’s highly scalable. It works for individual projects as well as massive team endeavors. The browser-based design is “smart” enough to save your work as you go and even keep up if you momentarily lose an internet connection.

Key features include:

  • Modern pen tool that lets you draw in any direction and instant arc designs

Figma Pricing

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Figma has free and paid plans, depending on the volume of work you’ll be doing, as well as premium collaboration features.

Full pricing details:

  • Starter (free): Up to two editors and three projects with 30-day version history, and unlimited cloud storage

Figma for Edvicon Members

You’ll need to sign up for a Figma account before you can verify your Education status. If you have an Edvicon-issued email address, we recommend using this address for your Figma account.

SIGNUP FOR FIGMA

To verify your Education status, they need to know some information about you. This includes the details of your education program or learning environment.

Your Education status will be valid for two years. If you are still a student or educator at the end of the two years, you can reapply for Education status.

Apply for Figma Education

  1. Follow the link: https://www.figma.com/education/apply

What Next?

They will perform a series of checks to confirm your enrollment status in an eligible educational program. Figma team will notify you via email to confirm whether your application was successful.

If they request you to prove the Student Enrollment, send an email to Edvicon using one of your Edvicon provided email account (@edvicon.org / @edu.edvicon.org), requesting your confirmation letter. Include the following when you send the confirmation letter request to info@edvicon.org.

Email Subject: Request Confirmation Letter for Figma Verification

  • Your First Name

Note: If you didn’t provide the above-requested information + the correct email subject and send the email without using one of your Edvicon provided email account (@edvicon.org / @edu.edvicon.org), Edvicon will discard your email request without any notification.

What you get on the free Education plan

  • Unlimited projects

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Nimesh Ekanayake

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Edvicon International

Edvicon is a volunteer-driven organization that assists students in their studies. The organization help students to skill up and be industry-ready. Also, the organization provides educational resources free of charge.

Nimesh Ekanayake

Written by

Edvicon International

Edvicon is a volunteer-driven organization that assists students in their studies. The organization help students to skill up and be industry-ready. Also, the organization provides educational resources free of charge.

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