From Sketch to Figma: A Panel With the Viasat Customer Experience Research & Design Team (An FOFSD + SDXD Joint Event)

Friday, August 27, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 AM UTC

The Customer Experience Research & Design from Viasat—a satellite-based provider of commercial, residential and government internet service—will discuss their process, hurdles and victories as they moved their design system from Sketch to Figma.

About this event

Viasat Customer Experience Research & Design is a multi-disciplinary team of designers and researchers who work across Viasat’s diverse business segments (Consumer, Enterprise, Government) with the mission of making Viasat the most customer centric global ISP. The team will discuss their process, hurdles and victories as they moved their design system from Sketch to Figma. Attendees will gain insight into the technical, design and internal processes the team at Viasat employed and how their learnings may inform future migrations at other companies.

The Viasat CXRD Panelists

  • Rahmeen Shary–Lead Product Designer, Design Systems
  • Joël Paynel–Senior Product Designer, UI, Design Systems
  • Cole Benson–Lead Product Designer, Design Operations
  • Neil McIver–Design Director

The panel will be moderated by SDXD member Shantelle Liu.

Learn more about Viasat's CXRD

This virtual event is co-hosted by Friends of Figma, San Diego and SDXD

Friends of Figma, San Diego is a group of fans, champions and advocates of the design software Figma in the greater San Diego region. We have virtual sessions, panels, workshops and games as well as in-person events (in the not-too-distant future). If you have a passion for design, join our group! We welcome people new to Figma and hoping to learn as well as seasoned veterans crafting unique and powerful plugins.

SDXD (San Diego Experience Design Professionals Network) is here to enrich the San Diego experience design community. Most members are UX research and design practitioners but we have a broad perspective. We want to bring together anyone who works in, or is simply interested by, the various experience design disciplines and techniques (UX, IxD, usability, prototyping, HCI, service design, industrial design, etc.).



Friday, August 27, 2021
1:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC


1:00 AMGather
1:05 AMOpening Remarks
1:20 AMPanel
2:05 AMQuestion & Answer
2:20 AMClosing Remarks & Announcements
2:30 AMVirtual Networking


  • Aaron Martlage


    Design Principal

  • Antonio Khazdozian

    President, SDXD


  • Aaron Martlage


    Figma Community Advocate

  • Diana Wolosin

    UX Designer


SDXD logo


Featured Attendees

  • Neil McIver


  • Rahmeen Shary


  • Antonio Khazdozian

    Guild Mortgage

  • Joël Paynel


  • Cole Benson


  • Shantelle Liu


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