Figma: Build Something Together


Dec 11th,

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Location: Zoom:

About The Workshop

In this workshop we will introduce everyone to using Figma as a canvas for all types of visual collaboration—the event will feature a fun interactive activity where participants can learn about the tool while creating a virtual desk/studio space together.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

Provides a space where students can easily explore ideas, and engage their peers for input, or to collaboratively jam on ideas. Helps encourage students to share their work early and often and not refine their work in a completely insular way. Also helps capture some of the in-person student experience virtually.


Students will learn Figma basics, how to use the tool, how to collaborate with peers and instructors, how to share their work and invite others into their process. At the end of the workshop, each student will have worked together to create a virtual desk space in the tool that represents them and their interests, a great icebreaker for the tool and to meet fellow students in this fully remote world.

Resources for Continued Investigation
Figma for Beginners:
Remote design Crits:


  • Thomas Lowery

    Tom leads the Designer Advocate team at Figma, a collaborative browser-based design and visual collaboration tool. He has a Bachelor’s of Design from York University and has been working in the design space for over 12 years. He lives in Toronto with his family where he designs, codes, cycles, and makes things out of wood.