From Sketch to Figma

Navigating the Design Shift: From Sketch to Figma

Change is a constant in the dynamic world of design. One such shift gaining momentum is the transition from Sketch to Figma for product design, prototyping, and presentation. In LET ME, we are currently helping one of our clients make the move. Here’s a concise insight into this journey:

Why the Switch?

1. All-in-one Workflow: Unlike Sketch, which primarily focuses on design, Figma offers a unified platform for design, prototyping, and collaboration, reducing the need to toggle between apps.

2. Real-time Collaboration: Figma’s real-time co-editing allows teams to work simultaneously, reminiscent of Google Docs, fostering live feedback and ideation.

3. Cross-Platform Accessibility: Figma is browser-based, making it OS-agnostic, a boon for teams working across different operating systems.

Challenges in Transition

1. New Interface, New Learning: Though both tools have intuitive interfaces, migrating to Figma may require an adjustment period to harness its full potential.

2. Integration Adaptations: If you’ve been using plugins or integrations specific to Sketch, you might need to find Figma alternatives or tweak your workflow.

3. File Migration: While Figma does allow importing Sketch files, nuances like certain plugins or specific layer effects may not translate perfectly.

Maximizing the Move

1. Utilize the Figma Community: A plethora of resources, from templates to tutorials, can ease the transition and inspire your designs.

2. Team Workshops: Organize team sessions to explore Figma’s features. This not only promotes learning but also ensures consistency in design language and practices.

3. Feedback Loop: Regularly solicit feedback during the initial stages. This helps identify pain points and optimize the migration process.

4. Mentoring: In our case, in addition to the above, we provide a Personal Mentor for the client’s design team to help and advise during the “conversion” process.


Despite the fact that Sketch and Figma each have their own strengths, Figma is becoming increasingly popular because of its streamlined workflows and improved collaboration. As with any change, challenges are inevitable. However, the transition can be smooth with the right approach and resources, setting the stage for more efficient and collaborative design processes.

Visual by Bunin Dmitriy on Dribbble

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