What are Design communities?
Designer communities are online hangouts where designers of all types get together. Design is about more than just the final product. It's also about the process of creation, and the people involved. Designers are a unique breed with a distinctive set of skills that can be applied to every industry. But sometimes it's hard to find other designers who share your interests or have similar skill sets... This list contains online communities for graphic designers, UX designers, and UI designers alike. Here you will find plenty of resources on design techniques, inspiration from others in our community, and opportunities to meet new peers for collaboration - all without ever leaving your browser window!
Online Communities for Designers66
on slackHumanitarian Designers is an NGO and a community that tries to bridge the gap between designers and the humanitarian sector.
on discordContinuum is the learning platform for creatives, professionals and hobbyists. You can learn in-demand digital skills to grow your career or business — for free.
The DesignershipFree libraries for icons, fonts, 3D illustrations, UI kits, and more. The Designship also has its own Figma & Design Masterclass and Figma Design System. The community is available to customers that purchase a figma kit.
on slackSeoul Startups is an English-speaking startup community for expats and Koreans in Seoul. We are a community of designers, developers, marketers and entrepreneurs in Korea. Besides sharing and discussing ideas, work, culture, language and integration to the market and life in Korea, we also regularly hold community events and activities to create a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.
on discordDesign Buddies is an inclusive design community where all designers belong. We have online workshops, talks with industry leaders, mentors, clubs, portfolio reviews, resource sharing, meetups, and more. Learn more: https://designbuddies.community
SuperHiWe make online courses that help creative people stand out. Learn how to code, design, and manage projects among our global community!
DribbbleTens of millions of people look for design inspiration and feedback on Dribbble. We help players like you share small screenshots (shots) to show off your current projects, boost your portfolio, and love what you do—no matter what kind of creative professional you are.ChatEventsJobsCourses
on slackHexagon is a non-profit aimed to empower and support womxn and non-binary folx in UX through community, events, and mentorship.
on discordPath Unbound is a design school democratizing creative education. We have a growing, active and vibrant Discord community for all design students who want to connect, get feedback on projects, stay updated to the latest design events, software discounts and job posts.
Maze CommunityThe Maze Community is a place for UX Designers, Researchers, and Product people to connect over professional development, and industry content, whether in a live event, or through asynchronous discussions. Home to over 3000 members, the Maze Community is a great opportunity to engage with folks who are diverse in experience, role, and professional/personal background from all over the world.
Designer NewsWhere the design community meets. Designer News is a large, global community of people working or interested in design and technologyForumPerksJobs
Daily Dev Links
on slackdailydevlinks is a curated resource for developers & designers to find interesting articles around the things they love to read on a daily basis. In addition, it has a community of like-minded people that have a passion for development, design & growth. A place people can learn, help, share ideas & connect. 🧑💻 Connect with like-minded people 💡 Share your ideas 🧠 Learn new things from the community 🚀 Find people to collaborate with ❓ Easily find help from other members
Content + UX
on slackContent + UX is a community of professionals celebrating content strategy, content itself, and its role in the user experience. We'd love for you to join us.ChatApplyCourses
Where Are the Black Designers
on slackWATBD: Where are the black designers? We are an initiative, platform, and community by and for Black Designers.
Bay Area Black DesignersBABD 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.ApplyPairingEvents
on slackWe are building a community where LGBTQ+ designers can celebrate queer contributions to the design industry and visual culture, share their work, and connect with each other.
on discordA community of makers including software developers, marketers, designers and entrepreneurs coming together to share ideas and to build!
on discordmakerspace is the public town square for student developers, founders, creators, designers, hackers and everyone else to learn, build and share together.
on slackWe talk about UI/UX Design, Web Design, Illustrations, freelancing, Design critiques, give each other feedbacks. Learn from others, teach others what you already know.ChatApply
on slackWe are United Designers, a not-for-profit global community of over four hundred designers and developers who share a passion for creating. We have a mix of channels geared towards serious design discussion and professional help as well as channels for day-to-day chatting and inspiration.
on discordWe're a community focused on education through application. We bring together people with an interest in Machine Learning, Data Engineering, Frontend Development, UX Design and build projects together in teams focused on shipping our products in short periods of time.
Friends of Figma
on discordFind the group for you and gain access to online meetups, group chats, and a great community. Friends of Figma and many of its groups have their own Slack channel.
Black UX Austin
on slackThe Black UX Austin Slack is a closed space for people of African ancestry (who may identify as Black) to meet other Black user experience professionals in Austin, build a community and thriving network, ask other Black professionals for job advice and feedback, gain tips for surviving while Black in Austin, and talk with other Black people in Austin.ChatEvents
UX Beginner Design Community
on facebookWelcome to the private FB group of UXBeginner.com, a resource dedicated to helping professionals switch to the UX field. Share personal experiences, UX career questions, insights, job postings, and resources.
User Experience Design
on linkedinA place for Designers, Usability Specialists, Visual Designers, Product Designers, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, and other professionals to share links, discussions, and job opportunities.
User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI)
UI UX: Creative Designer
on linkedinHi there and welcome to this creative world of UiUAxe Linkedin Group. The purpose of this group is to connect and engage the creative member's eco system. Communicate, connect, advise and debate! This is an open forum so enjoy and respect each others views!
on slackDesigner Hangout is a dedicated, invite-only network of UX designers and researchers who discuss trends, give advice, share stories, uncover insights, surface opportunities, and connect in-person. As a UX practitioner, Designer Hangout is your "secret weapon" to progressing your career and accomplishing your life goals. Together, we’re creating the World's most reliable brain trust for UX designers in a fast-paced age.
UI/UX User Experience Interactive Designer
on linkedinUI/UX Designers and Interactive Design professionals.
UX Researchers Association
on facebookThis group is for people who are UX or Design or User Researchers. Before this group we didn't have a place where those who primarily do research can get together and talk, ask questions, share war stories and the inevitable jobs postings. Research Design & Methodology questions are most welcome here.
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