Community Overview

Bay Area Black Designers is an online community for Designers.

Established 2015

In their own words

BABD exists to provide meaningful community to Black design professionals who want to support each other’s growth and development. We provide this via exclusive access to intimate groups called Squads which are the core BABD experience. Squads are intimate groups of 4-5 members representing a range of experience and design roles. Squad members share their goals, challenges, and intentions, and they commit to helping each other thrive. It’s not about networking and hustle — it’s about growth that unfolds in balanced and focused ways, and creating true friendships within reciprocal community. Each Squad is together for one quarter (three months) and they meet twice-monthly.

Community Features


This community has a forum


This community does not have a realtime chat


This community requires an application to join


This community sets up 1:1 pairing between its members


This community does not have discounts and perks for its members


This community does not host offline events and meetups


This community does not have an associated newsletter


This community does not have an associated job board


This community does not require a paid membership