Figma offers different plans for teams and individual designers. You can start at $12 for the Figma Professional plan or $45 per month for the Organization plan, which will work for teams. Bigger companies can consider the Enterprise plan for $75 per month. Additionally, Figma has a free plan.
My name is Yana, and I have been using Figma for the last couple of years to create various design projects. I had experience working on Figma with their free plan but was considering upgrading to the professional plan with more features. As a result, I have a good understanding of what Figma has to offer.
In this article, I will guide you through the Figma pricing plans and explain how you can benefit from each one. I will also share my thoughts on who can work on the Figma free account and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
- Some Figma plans are quite expensive, so it’s important to define your goals and compare the features of each plan before subscribing.
- While the Professional plan can be paid monthly, the Organization and Enterprise packages are only available for annual billing.
- If you are a student or educator, you can apply for free access to a Professional plan.
Figma Pricing Plans Guide
Figma is a great design software used for creating user interfaces, graphics, and prototypes. Designers and product teams worldwide love it.
Since Adobe acquired Figma last year, many designers have feared that the tool would no longer be available for free. Fortunately, it didn’t happen and there is still a free plan available (though with some limitations). So let’s take a closer look at each Figma plan.
Figma Starter Plan
Figma’s Starter plan is an excellent option for individual designers who are just starting out as freelancers or designers that want to learn the software and take their first design steps.
This plan is free forever and gives you the option to share your files with clients or anyone who you invite to view your file. It also gives you access to all of the Figma plugins, features, and tools.
With the Starter plan, the mobile app is also available for free, so you can keep your designs close at hand.
While the Figma-free plan offers great value, it does come with a few limitations. For instance, you can only have one project, containing up to three Figma designs and three FigJam files. Within each design file, you are limited to creating just three pages. Another drawback is that the history version is only accessible for a period of 30 days.
Overall, I would say this plan is great for students or for individual designers. For bigger teams or designers that are actively collaborating with others, it would be better to consider the Professional or Organization plans.
Figma Professional Plan
A Professional plan is a must-have for designers who work in small or medium-sized product teams. For just $15 a month or $12, if billed annually, you can have an unlimited amount of Figma design files and access to the full project’s history.
This plan allows you to work on multiple projects at the same time, which would definitely make your design workflow more efficient. I personally love the team library feature in Figma. It allows teams to store and manage all the components and variants used in a project
Additionally, the Professional plan allows you to utilize the audio conversation feature so you can have discussions in real-time about your projects with team members. You also get private projects and the ability to transfer teams or projects between different companies.
If you’re a student or an educator, here’s some great news for you: you can access the Professional plan of Figma for free. All you need to do is get verified, and once verified, you’ll have access to all the features available in the Professional plan at no cost.
Either way, $15 per month is super affordable so you won’t break the bank.
Figma Organization Plan
This plan is more expensive and works for bigger companies that need more flexibility and control over their projects. For $45 per month, it includes all of the features available in the Professional plan and more.
With the Figma Organization plan, you can create and manage an unlimited number of teams, access system analytics and use private plugins and widgets within your company. A feature worth noting is the centralized file management, which is essential for a large team. There are also organization-wide libraries, which allow a large team to organize and manage their projects.
Figma provides a single sign-in option that offers excellent additional security.
The price of this plan is on the higher end and there are no options to pay monthly, so you need to buy the annual subscription.
Figma Enterprise Plan
The most expensive plan, for $75 a month per editor, will provide you with a flexible structure, optimized workflow, and extra security for big companies. This plan includes more feedback options to help you track a team’s productivity and performance.
With this plan, teams can customize their design workspace and have a personal structure for team collaboration. You also can connect your Figma account to other essential tools your team may use on a daily basis, such as Jira, GitLab, or Microsoft Teams.
This plan gives you access to a personal account manager who is readily available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
I would say this plan is the perfect option for big companies that require a high level of customization and control over their content design system. However, it is important to note that it comes at a higher price point and does not offer a trial period for testing purposes.
Find the answers to some of the most popular questions about Figma below.
How Many Files Can I Create on a Figma Free Plan?
The Starter plan allows you to create three design files with three pages maximum in each. Additionally, you can create three FigmaJam files.
Why Is Figma So Expensive Now?
Over the years, Figma has been continuously expanding and changing. It is a special cloud app that is undoubtedly a favorite tool among designers and offers all these features and functions. Consequently, the pricing reflects the value it delivers. However, it still offers a free plan for individuals.
What Is the Difference Between Free and Paid Figma?
The main difference is the number of features included in the plans as well as the number of projects and design files you can create. Paid Figma plans allow you to collaborate within a team, customize the workspace, create component libraries, and they provide additional security.
Figma is a great design app that has different pricing options for individuals or teams working together. If you work in a company, consider a Professional or Organization plan at just $15/month or $45/month per editor accordingly.
You can also use Figma for free, but keep in mind that the Starter plan will have some limitations and works best for personal use. However, the final choice will depend on your goals, your team’s size, and the budget.
What do you think about the Figma pricing options? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.