Web Design with Figma: Building Striking Compositions

A course by Pablo Stanley
Designer and Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2019
, Designer and Illustrator

Learn the principles behind creating strong digital compositions that take your designs to the next level

  • 100% Positive reviews (5)
  • 559 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Web Design with Figma: Building Striking Compositions

Learn the principles behind creating strong digital compositions that take your designs to the next level


  • 100% Positive reviews (5)
  • 559 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (2h 43m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


A strong visual composition not only looks good but also has the power to serve a function and communicate a message clearly. Designer and illustrator Pablo Stanley uses design as a way to share stories and connect with others. He hosts workshops around the world, as well as his own design podcast, Diseño Cha Cha Cha.

In this course, Pablo teaches you the basics of visual design and how to create a powerful composition using Figma. Learn a new tool and the principles that will take your designs to the next level.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Visual Design Foundations
  • U3
    U3. Visual Elements
  • U4
    U4. Putting it All Together
  • U5
    U5. Prototyping
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin by getting to know Pablo, artist, illustrator, and your teacher for this course. He talks you through his journey to becoming a designer, along with the people who have influenced his creative journey, from comic writers to movie directors.

Explore the visual design principles needed to create powerful compositions including scale, hierarchy, balance, contrast, and more. Then find out about the Gestalt Principles and how they affect the interpretation of our work. Learn how to create flow in your composition using an F or Z-path before delving into dominance in design.

Pablo gives you an introduction to visual elements like copy and buttons, as well as how to understand a brief. Practice using your knowledge from the course with different exercises in Figma. Then, hear Pablo’s tips for improving your typography, from choosing a typeface to balancing, spacing, and choosing font size. Learn about the impact of color on your composition and how to use photos, illustrations, and icons in Figma before testing different visual styles.

Sketch a concept and decide on the best option while keeping in mind the project’s brief and requirements. Then define a visual style guide featuring typography, color, and button styles. Build a high-fidelity mockup of your landing page on Figma.

Learn how to add simple interactions to animate your components. Then create links between pages and open a modal. To finish the course, Pablo takes you through the process of sharing your prototype with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create a powerful landing page for your website using visual design principles.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in graphic or web design or who wants to learn more about Figma.

What you need

No previous experience is necessary.

You will need a computer, something to sketch with, and a Figma account.


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Pablo Stanley

A course by Pablo Stanley

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Designer and Illustrator

Pablo Stanley is a Mexican designer, illustrator, and co-founder of the creative design tool Blush. He studied design and visual communications at university before starting his career as a creative director.

Since then, he’s worked as a lead at Invision, a staff designer at Lyft, and co-founded both Carbon Health and Blush. He hosts workshops around the world and has a podcast about design and technology. Alongside writing and illustrating the comic The Design Team, he also shares his work with over 45K followers on Instagram.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Visual Design Foundations

    • Composition and Visual Design Principles
    • Gestalt Principles Used in Design
    • Visual Hierarchy
    • Affordances in UI
  • U3

    Visual Elements

    • Intro to Visual Elements and Understanding the Brief
    • Basic Composition in Figma
    • Typography
    • Creating a Color Palette
    • Graphics and Icons
    • Visual Styles
  • U4

    Putting it All Together

    • Sketching a Wireframe
    • Defining Your Visual Style Guide 1
    • Defining Your Visual Style Guide 2
    • Building a High-Fidelity Mock-up 1
    • Building a High-Fidelity Mock-up 2
  • U5

    Prototyping

    • Buttons Interactions
    • Linking to Pages and Modals
    • Sharing Your Prototype
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Web Design with Figma: Building Striking Compositions

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Web Design with Figma: Building Striking Compositions. A Web, and App Design course by Pablo Stanley

Web Design with Figma: Building Striking Compositions

A course by Pablo Stanley
Designer and Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (5)
  • 559 students