A Guide to Variables in Figma

This insightful guide to Figma variables was written by Joey Banks, an experienced design leader with a track record of helping teams work more efficiently. Banks provides an in-depth look at how variables allow designers to establish reusable values for colors, numbers, booleans, and strings throughout Figma files and component libraries. He examines the different variable types and demonstrates how to create, apply, alias, organize with collections and groups, and scope variables. Banks also explores using modes to support themes, breakpoints, and more. Through practical examples and pro tips, he illustrates how variables can help teams maintain consistency while adapting designs for various contexts. This comprehensive overview is sure to help designers maximize the powerful new variables feature and integrate it into their design systems work.