How to Import Sketch to Figma?

How to Import Sketch to Figma?

Sketch and Figma are two of the most popular UX and UI design tools right now. For different reasons, you may want to import Sketch files to Figma (or vice versa). Here’s a tutorial on how to import Sketch to Figma.

I have written the tutorial both in text and made a YouTube video.

How to import Sketch files in Figma

How to Import Sketch to Figma

Step-by-step guide

  1. Save your Sketch file (somewhere on your computer that you can find)
  2. Open Figma
  3. Click on the “Import” button on the top right corner (see picture below)
  4. Choose your Sketch file
  5. Done!
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Possible problems

Sketch and Figma are both UX/UI design tools. So, they both allow you to create vector shapes and combine them into groups and layers. This allows you to create UI design mockups, illustrations, and more.

You can import and export files between the two programs since they are so similar

However, they still different programs. So some things, such as complex symbols, can turn out differently between the programs. But most of the time, it works without a problem.

The most common problems I encounter is that grouped elements are recognised as “Frames” in Figma, and I need to go back manually to change it.


I hoped this tutorial helped you!

If you’d like to see more similar tutorials, feel free to contact me. My email is wendyzhou.design@gmail.com, and I also frequently check DM’s on my Instagram.

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Wendy Zhou

UX/UI designer from Sweden. I write about design, tech, side projects, personal finance and cyberpunk. Contact: wendyzhou.design@gmail.com

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