The Rogie King Interview

Published by Rob Hope in Interviews, on 11 Apr 2024

Meet Rogie King – a larger than life designer who rides the intersection of art and code.

I have featured several of Rogie’s One Page websites in the past so it was awesome to have a chat with him.

Watch below or on YouTube, or listen on Spotify, Apple or Google.



For decades he has carving up digital screens, producing the most delicious pixel treats. Each layered with subtle detail and personality.

We chat about his designer advocate role at Figma, what makes a good community, how to get started with your first Figma plugins, what he’d do if he took over Dribbble and we rank the all time horror film greats in a brand new intermission called Rogie’s Fright Night.

YouTube-linked topics:

• The Pixel King (00:00)
• The horse-headed crocodile (01:10)
• Moving to Salt Lake City (03:54)
• Sponsor: Webflow (05:16)
• Introvert Extrovert (06:20)
• Intermission: No Context (08:26)
• Scary Fast Figma (10:46)
• Designer Advocate? (11:59)
• Figma community (18:59)
• How to start a community (23:08)
• Who is doing community right? (25:17)
• Collecting Disney pins (27:11)
• Rob birding and nerding (28:40)
• Cameo: Yo! Grace Walker (S3E3) (31:05)
• How would you revive Dribbble? (31:15)
• Creating Figma plugins (35:35)
• Intermission: Overrated Underrated (45:22)
• Hunting and eating your own meat (47:34)
• Side-projects vs parenting (49:33)
• The Sandwich Generation (53:10)
• Find your people (01:00:01)
• Where to follow Rogie (01:02:37)
• Bonus: Rogie’s Fright Night (01:04:00)

Much love,

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