Before you start
Who can use this feature
Projects are only available in teams.
Users on Education, Professional, and Organization Figma plans have unlimited projects. Users on Starter teams can create up to 2 projects.
You can only create projects in teams. You can't create projects within your Drafts.
Projects allow you to group your related design files together in a single space, like a folder in a file system.
Projects are only available in teams. Create teams for your own work, or for collaborating within a group.
- In a Starter Team, you can create up to 2 Projects.
- In a Professional Team, you can create Unlimited Projects.
- In an Organization, you can create Unlimited Teams and Unlimited Projects.
Tip! Create a free Starter team to create projects. projects can only be created within teams. It's not possible to create projects in your Drafts.
There are five levels of file structure available in Figma:
- Organization (Figma Organization plans only)
Use projects to group files in any way that makes sense to you. The way your company or agency is set up may also inform some of that structure.
Some approaches we've seen for projects:
- Client projects
- Grouping resources e.g. brand assets or templates
- Component libraries and design systems
- Building interfaces and prototypes for new products
- Files for usability or accessibility testing
- Collections of an individual designers work within a team
- Exploration outside of a current project's scope
- Presentations and slide decks
- Side hustles and personal projects
- Maker week fun and games
It's not possible to create subfolders within your projects. This is something to bear in mind when deciding how to structure your files and projects.
Create projects from within your team page. Every project you create will then have its own project page.
This allows members to access files within that project, in one place. This also gives you an opportunity to communicate the context behind the project.
At the top of the project page you can perform some quick actions:
In the body of the project page you can see:
- Project name: Change the project's name by clicking on the project name at the top of the page. Select Rename from the options.
- Project description: Add links to websites, external Files, or spec documents here. This gives collaborators greater insight and allows them to access other project resources.
- List of top contributors: Figma displays project members in order based on their interactions. Figma shows most active Editors at the top, so you know exactly who to talk to about a project.
- All Files in this project: Switch between List or Grid view, pin important Files to the top, or sort files based on your preference.
Generally, any projects created within a team will be accessible to all members of that team.
Team members will be able to interact with any team projects based on their permissions. Learn more in our Manage permissions in a team article.
You can also adjust the permissions for each project.
You can use Advanced project permissions to create invite-only projects for sensitive or private work. Or, create Projects that members of that Team can only view.
This allows you to give a team member permissions that are different from their general team access.
You can also use this option to invite someone from outside of the team to a specific project without inviting them to the entire team.
Click the Share button on the project page to open the sharing modal for the project.
From here you can:
- Invite Viewers and Editors to a project
- Adjust Permissions on a project
- Remove a Collaborator from a project
- Create private and view-only projects (Advanced project permissions)
Advanced project permissions
If you are a member of a Professional Team, you also have access to Advanced project permissions.
These extra permissions allow you to create:
- Private projects
- View-only projects
Learn more about creating invite-only or view-only projects.