Maria Gaston

Maria Gaston

Product Designer in San Francisco

Work Experience

2023 — Now
San Francisco
  • Spearheaded the redesign of Figma's assets panel as part of Figma's editor UI overhaul.

  • Designed the consumption experience of UI kits within the Figma editor.

  • Designed and implemented a new component modal and interactive playground.

2021 — 2022
New York
  • Designed a range of products from Video Library, Auto-closed captioning, Zoom integration from start to launch.
  • Driving strategic direction of team level work for content team.
  • Outreach and interviewing design candidates.
  • Mentoring product designers to help support their development.
  • Working closely with design systems to revamp component library, tokens and support for theming.
2018 — 2021
New York
  • Lead design of Vimeos new upload and video management experience released to over 170+ million users.
  • Designed Vimeos macOS app from start to launch - ranked Top 5 video apps in App the Store.
  • Revamped Vimeos iOS/Android apps with creator focused tools and design system.
2015 — 2018
UX/UI Designer at Community Brands
  • Sole designer of event fundraising platform with over 5k brands - helping organizations raise over 5.3 billion for their causes.
  • Defined web and mobile IA on admin and client sides, and driving strategy for new features.


Assets Panel at Figma

Redesigned experience for the assets panel


2017 — 2017
Interaction Design Specialization at UC San Diego
2012 — 2014
B.S. Industrial Design at The University of the Arts
2010 — 2012
Broward College




Figma Design