We want to automate your job.
(So you can spend time doing what you actually enjoy).
After working as both a designer and developer in digital agencies over the last 10 years for world class brands like Nike and Honda, I've seen the massive amounts of wasted time and inefficiencies caused by doing things a certain way, just because that’s the way we did them yesterday.
If the endless meetings, stand-ups, retros, Slack channels, emails and everything else in between that distract us from doing what we were hired for wasn't enough; our workflows in general, and how we think about design and development specifically, are not working properly. Even if you can't really explain why, just like being in The Matrix or The Truman Show, you've probably felt that something isn't quite right, just as I have.
We are constantly bombarded with the propaganda that “things are moving so fast” and “we can't even keep up with all the rapid technological progress”, but this is actually a lie that we tell ourselves, because it’s simply not true. Certainly, when it comes to the design and development process, things have actually not changed very much at all.
Stemming from using photo editing software to design things for the web, the “handover” process between designers and developers has remained largely unchanged for over 20 years. We desperately need to get back to the future, but I think things are moving way too slowly. Worse still, very few people seem to mind or even be thinking about it.
On December 20th, 2019, I ended my decade long career in digital agencies and left my day job as a lead front end developer behind to focus all of my time on solving these problems. With that, “Figmatic” was born as the first company focused on building premium Figma plugins.
Figmatic will start by releasing automation plugins for Figma which solve some common time wasting tasks faced inside any design team, followed by solving much bigger and more complex problems beyond those.
I am very optmistic that a much needed new future can be achieved, and I'm excited about the years ahead as we work towards the mission of getting the distance between and design and development to zero.
We won't be saving anything for the swim back.
Founder of Figmatic