Jan. 14, 2021
May deadline set to phase out some design tools
Intuit is phasing out some of the design tools we’ve been using. Sketch, Lingo, InVision, and Zeplin will no longer be in our portfolio of tools, as Figma is taking over as our primary tool. May 31, 2021 is the deadline to transfer assets out of the older tools.
After that deadline, Intuit will no longer be supporting licenses for those tools. A limited set of licenses will be set aside for archival purposes only, but all Intuit designers and partners should be relying on Figma by then.
Intuit designers started preparing for this change this past summer when we started using Figma. The cloud-based tool has functionality and processes that enable us to replace other tools. And we’ve specifically called out “unified and scalable tools and processes” as a goal in our design plan on a page (links in this article are for Intuit employees only). The May deadline helps us move toward that more unified approach.
If you still have designs and other work in those tools, we recommend that you export and archive them by the deadline. We understand that migrating from Sketch to Figma takes some work. Our hope is the May deadline leaves you and other teams with enough time to make the move. To help, you can review this Figma guide to importing files for Sketch.
We’ll add this and other information to our Figma page on this site. We understand there will be more questions about this. We’ll add more info to the Figma page as details are figured out.
Figma lunch and learns continue
Come join us and our community of Figma users for a session of Ask Me Anything (about Figma!) on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 12:15 to 1 PM PT. We invited a few of our in-house Figma power users to answer your questions.
And be sure to make time for our lunch and learn on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Figma is sending one of their advocates to tell us about new features.
See the training calendar or find links to recordings of past sessions in the lunch and learn schedule (Wiki link).
Didn’t get an invite to the lunch and learns? Let us know.
Figma quick tip video: How to enable libraries in drafts (1 min)
Welcoming more users to OIDAM
What’s in a name?
In October we launched the One Intuit Digital Asset Management system (OIDAM.) Today OIDAM is ready to be used more widely by designers and partners alike. To maintain a useful DAM, we added asset naming convention guidelines and are starting to enforce them. Say goodbye to “image1.jpg” and “invoice2.png.” Say hello to “bookkeeping-software-connect-accounts-feature-qbo-us-desktop.jpg.”
SEO matters, geographically speaking.
All of our illustration file names have been localized to French, Spanish, and Portuguese to optimize for SEO. Thank you, Miles Sabin and his localization team!
Brand photography, where art thou?
Remember the old days of 2020 slacking Sunčica Lukić for a brand photo because you forgot to download that 1 GB photo toolkit? Search no further, we got your back! Download FY 21 Brand photos from OIDAM today!
To get yourself familiar with OIDAM, check out these videos to get started.