How To Load Fonts Into Figma

Figma has proven to be a valuable asset for UI/UX designs, providing a wide range of features that make it a designer’s top choice. One of its key features is the option to manually upload fonts to the interface. This article will walk you through the necessary steps for seamlessly loading fonts into Figma.

Step 1: Install Figma Font Helper

To start off, you will need to install the Figma Font Helper. The Font Helper is a standalone application that allows Figma to utilize the fonts installed on your computer.

You can find the download link in the ‘File’ menu at the top left corner of the Figma dashboard, under the ‘Help and Resources’ section. Click on ‘Download Font Installer’ to get started.

Step 2: Install the Fonts on Your Computer

Once you’ve installed the Figma Font Helper, you can go ahead and install the fonts you want to use on your computer.

The method of installing fonts may vary depending on your operating system. For example, on a Mac, you would open the font file and click on the ‘Install Font’ button. On a Windows PC, you’d right-click the font file and select ‘Install’.

Step 3: Launch Figma Font Helper

With your fonts installed on your computer, you can now launch the Figma Font Helper. It usually runs in the background and requires no further input. Its sole purpose is to make your locally installed fonts available in Figma.

Step 4: Use Your Fonts in Figma

The final step involves opening Figma and selecting the text tool from the toolbar. With the text tool selected, navigate to the properties panel on the right side of the interface, and click on the font drop-down menu. You should now see your installed fonts appear in the list.

And voila, you can now use your installed fonts in your Figma designs!


Loading custom fonts into Figma can greatly expand your design options and allow you to create more unique and personalized designs. By following these steps, you can easily utilize any font in your Figma projects. Happy designing!