Carbon Design System

Iain Kettles

Carbon Design System

Carbon Design System

This package implements the Carbon Design System from IBM in Framer.


Most of the components from Carbon have already been implemented. Utility components which are not useful for prototyping have been excluded.


The Carbon Design System documentation site is a great place to get started when working with these components. You won’t always see a 1:1 mapping of the properties of the underlying components to Framer Property Controls but it should give you a good indication of what’s already possible.

Overriding Component Properties

If you cannot control a certain property of a component using Framer’s Property Controls, you can override the property using Code Overrides. Overrides allow you to change the properties of a component in the preview window (they do not run on the canvas) by using a JavaScript function that returns a new set of props which will then be applied to the underlying React component. This is useful if you want to capture the value of an input element or make components talk to each other using the Data object.


Theming support is coming soon.


This project is currently being maintained by Iain from the Framer Team. Feel free to create an issue in the GitHub repository if you run into any issues.

Latest Release

1.9.0 - 03/08/2020

  • Added a color property control to the Typography component
  • Typography styles are now sorted alphabetically

Previous Releases

1.8.0 - 30/07/2020

  • Added a basic Typography component with text styles inherited from @carbon/type

1.7.0 - 30/07/2020

  • Added the Carbon color palette as Framer Shared Colors
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Checkbox component to not change state when clicked
  • Added some example components to the canvas of this project
  • Simplified usage of the Header component
  • Removed the HeaderGlobalAction component in favour of setting it via a property control on the Header
  • Fixed a bug that caused the connected content of an Accordion to not be positioned correctly
  • Added a property control to configure the open/closed state of Accordion items
  • Added a text area property control to various components
  • Renamed/reordered various property controls for brevity
  • Added event handlers to the InlineNotification, ToastNotification, Select, Link, Tag, Tabs, ContentSwitcher and TextInput components to be used with Framer’s Interactions
  • Fixed the default size of the Tag component when first inserted on the canvas
  • Components with optional label/caption/subtitle properties now have a property control to configure whether it is shown (previously you would need to clear the input field to achieve this)
  • Fixed some rendering glitches on the canvas when certain properties of the ToastNotification were changed
  • Fixed a bug that caused toggling the Toggle component on/off to have no effect
  • Fixed a bug that caused connected content to the Tooltip component to render incorrectly
  • Added a default show/hide property control to the Tooltip component. This will not display on the canvas due to it using a React Portal which causes it to be absolutely positioned on the canvas.
  • Reduced the noise created by components logging events

1.6.0 - 06/07/2020

  • Fixed the onTap event not firing for the Button component

1.5.0 - 06/07/2020

  • Fixed the label property control for the Select component having no effect

1.4.0 - 06/07/2020

  • Added support for a password type on the TextInput component

1.3.0 - 24/06/2020

  • Modified the carbon-components.css stylesheet to prevent it overriding Framer’s UI

1.2.0 - 06/05/2020

  • Initial publish of Framer package