UX Writers: Mastering the Tools of the Trade 🧰

Issue #261 (Jan 17th, 2024)

UX Writers: Mastering the Tools of the Trade 🧰

Mastering tools like Figma, Sketch, and XD empowers UX writers to contribute to the design process directly, ensuring a more cohesive and user-centered product experience.

Read on for some great tips and information about today’s top design tools, and be on your way to fostering greater collaboration on your team.


  • Have you taken the Salary Survey? Help us help you! Take it now 

  • Find out which tools you need to know to succeed in 2024 🧰

  • Get your FREE ticket to join a special talk with Jon Yablonski 🎟️

  • A MUST watch Figma Happy Hour for UX Writers 👀

  • A special collection of tips for working with the tools of UX 🔍

  • An invite to follow the UX Writing Hub on Instagram

The Hot Take 🔥

Check out these articles to find out which tools you might want to learn more about and to pick up some handy insights as to how you might use them in your work.

Learn by Watching 👀

Looking to be invited to all the meetings and a part of the ongoing discussion? Learn the design tools so you can truly be everywhere the product is being discussed.

To me, Figma is the gold standard of design tools. It makes iteration and collaboration so easy and is truly not that difficult to learn.

Check out the Figma Happy Hour for Writers to boost your skills. 

Want to learn even more about Figma? Check out the Figma Masterclass

Microcopy Bite 💬

From the store to the product itself, Figma’s writing team is getting the job done!

Love that they used the copy in the store to amuse users already familiar with the product and provide a great way of understanding layers and components to potentially new users. Brilliant! 

Their writing in the product is also excellent. It’s clear, uses active voice, and utilizes microcopy at moments when the user might need just a bit more context to move forward with confidence.

Moment of Mirth 😂 

No doubt we’ve all been here before. If not waiting for an invite to the file…, then waiting for permission to edit 😬

All jokes aside, though, learning to use Figma efficiently enough to make your contributions directly in the files will help to keep you at the top of your mind as the team works on the file. 

Upcoming Events 🎟️

On January 25th, Yuval will be sitting down to talk about all things UX writing and psychology with Jon Yablonski (the author of Laws of UX).

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear one of the GOATS 🐐🐐 speak for free.

See more of our upcoming Futureproof UX Content events here

Pillars of the Community 💡

Speaking of upskilling for 2024…zanderwhitehurst is a great content contributor on Instagram. 

His Figma tips and tricks are short, helpful, and easy to apply.

Check him out on Instagram, and while you’re there, you should definitely go ahead and follow the UX Writing Hub as well 😉.

Salary Survey 💵

Have you taken the Salary Survey yet? A few minutes of your time will help us gather information that could benefit you in the long run.

Once we have enough participants, we’ll be able to crunch the numbers and put together some data that you (and your peers) will be able to use the next time you’re negotiating your salary or on the job hunt.

🤖 AI & UX

Tasks like copy generation, copy management, and even generating code will all be made easier by AI in the coming year. 

Take a look at these articles to find out which tools UX Writers should be learning and get some tips to help you get started.

Tool Tips 👆

Here are a few awesome articles with the tips you need to know to harness the power of these programs for your UX writing.

UX Writing Jobs 👩‍💻

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level or senior role, we’ve got them all. We’re constantly updating the job board, so keep on checking!

Yuval’s Lit Pick 📔

Looking to up your game with Figma? This book by Fabio Staiano is packed with helpful tips for designing and creating prototypes in Figma.

That’s All For Now 👋

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Until next time👋,

Yuval Keshtcher and UXWH team