How Do You Add Glyphs in Figma?

Glyphs are incredibly useful visual elements used in interfaces, design systems and logos. They help create a consistent visual language across various types of mediums, from print to web and mobile. Figma is an excellent tool for creating and editing glyphs, but how do you actually go about adding glyphs to your designs?

The first step to adding glyphs in Figma is to find the right one for your project. You can browse through existing ones on Figma’s website or use a third-party library like Flaticon or Noun Project. Once you have found the perfect glyph for your project, you can import it into Figma.

When you have imported the glyph into Figma, there are several ways to edit it. You can use the Object menu to adjust its size and position, as well as rotate and flip it.

You can also use the Style menu to change its color, opacity, and other attributes. Finally, if you want more control over the shape of a glyph, you can use the Pen Tool in Figma’s Vector Network.

Once you have edited your glyph in Figma, there are a few different ways to export it so that it can be used in other applications. You can export it as an image file such as PNG or SVG.

Alternatively, if you want to keep the vector shapes intact (for further editing), then exporting as an SVG is probably your best bet.


Adding glyphs in Figma is easy once you know how! Start by finding the perfect one for your project then import it into Figma where you can edit its size and position, change its color and opacity using Style menu options or edit its shape using Pen Tool from Vector Network. Finally export the glyph as an image file or SVG depending on what application it will be used with.