[POSTPONED] Intro to Figma


In light of growing concerns for public health and safety, we have postponed Intro to Figma.

We’re incredibly disappointed to have to do this — we are committed to creating the time and space for learning about design with our community — but we also need everyone to stay healthy.

We’re hoping to reschedule this event and are working with Isaac to find a time and location. In the meantime, all tickets will be refunded in full. Current attendees will receive an email update when a new date has been set, and will have early access to registration.

Your health and safety is our priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


AIGA DC Board of Directors


Figma is a collaborative, web-based tool for interface design and prototyping. It’s used by teams at Twitter, Square, and IBM to create scalable design systems across organizations. We’re thrilled to host a hands-on Introduction to Figma workshop with designer, writer, educator, and typography enthusiast Issac Gertman.

You’ll get familiar with the tools and interaction capabilities, understand the range of UI kits and assets, and learn about creating design systems.

This workshop is designed for those with little or no prior experience using Figma. Some experience with designing for web is preferred for this workshop.

Please note: Attendees must bring their own laptops and set up a free Figma account.

This event is sponsored by Flatiron School. Check out their $0 Fellowship Opportunity if you're interested in learning Data Science.


This location is wheelchair accessible. If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with the event organizer at professionaldevelopment@dc.aiga.org

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.


Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is a designer, writer, educator, and typography enthusiast. He has experience in the strategic planning, design, and production of editorial and brand identity systems, websites, publications, printed ephemera, motion graphics, wayfinding systems, and exhibitions. In addition to providing creative and design direction to the clients of The Independent Group, he is Design Director of Terreform, an urban research and advocacy center that investigates the forms, policies, technologies, and practices that will yield equitable, sustainable, and beautiful cities for our urbanizing planet.

As a faculty member of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), he teaches advanced courses in UX Design, Typography, Branding, and Publication Design. In 2014, he won the prestigious MICA Trustees Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching. He previously taught at Parsons, the New School for Design; City College of New York, in the Graduate Department of Landscape Architecture; and Rhode Island School of Design.

His work has been recognized by Advertising Age, AIGA, Center for Architecture, Society of Publication Designers, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has been featured in numerous books and blogs. His writing has appeared in Print magazine, Step magazine, DesignBureau, and the design blog SpeakUp. Isaac has a BFA in graphic design and an MPS in user experience design from Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design.

When & Where
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
WeWork Coworking & Office Space
1440 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005