One Figma component — 3,360 Variants

One designer’s journey to create a single Figma component with over 3,000 variations to represent all options for a text input field in a design system. With so many possible combinations of properties like size, required status, icons, and more, managing them was quite complex.

Initially, similar fields like checkboxes were separated into many individual assets, making them hard to navigate. The designer wanted to improve accessibility and account for additional states. This led to over 180 variations for checkboxes alone.

Using Figma’s new Variants feature, the designer was able to combine all variations into one unified component. This was also done for radio buttons, reducing complexity.

The journey showed how Figma Variants can help designers create fully customizable interface elements while improving organization and maintenance of complex design systems.