Demystifying mode inheritance with Mark Steinruck of Grammarly

Apr 4, 11:00 PM – Apr 5, 12:00 AM

San Francisco

A lesson in using Figma's mode inheritance at Friends of Figma San Francisco's kickoff event in 2024. RSVP and join us on April 4th!

About this event

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Join us for Friends of Figma San Francisco's kickoff event in 2024 🎉

We're thrilled to welcome speakers from Grammarly and Figma to discuss variables and modes at Grammarly's office in Downtown San Francisco. All are welcome to join!

Demystifying mode inheritance or "OMG this solution is friggin’ layered and it makes me so happy"

Have you ever made a seemingly simple design change that turned into a complex design challenge? In this talk, Mark will share his real-life experience where a last-minute request to remove a border in light mode for our Popover component led him down a rabbit hole of Figma's mode inheritance.

On-site instructions

You'll need to check-in at the front desk, and let them know that you are going to the 19th floor for a Figma meetup event. Please make sure you mark yourself as confirmed, so that your name is on the list. Attendance is limited to those with a valid RSVP.

Please note that parking in downtown San Francisco can be difficult. Public transportation is recommended. The Grammarly office is located in San Francisco's Financial District within walking distance to the Embarcadero BART/Muni station.


  • Mark Steinruck


    Staff Product Designer, Design Systems

  • Anthony DiSpezio


    Designer Advocate



April 4 – 5, 2024
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


Introductions by Brian Hinton
Demystifying mode inheritance with Mark Steinruck (Grammarly)
Anthony DiSpezio


  • Brian Hinton


    Friends of Figma San Francisco Leader

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