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!
About Online Communities on Discord
Discord is an American VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called "servers". Discord originally became popular in the gaming communities, but now has spread to software developers, crypto, and beyond.
Design BuddiesDesign 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
thegameHERSThe*gameHERs is a women-led community dedicated to amplifying and centering the voices of women gamers and gamers of marginalized genders, who are comfortable in spaces that center women. This is a sexist-free space for the casual players, the hardcore gamers, the techies, the streamers, the designers, the cosplayers, the developers, and programmers. Our mission is to advance the role, voice, image, and power of all the*gameHERs in the gaming world. We welcome all humans who value this mission.
Friends of FigmaFind 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.
Get Started in UX DesignGSIUXD is the most dynamic and vibrant UX discord community of Indian UXers having more than 17000+ highly engaged members including ux designers, professors, developers, graphic designers, engineers, ui designers, product managers, and students to learn, interact, or mentor in the field of user experience design. In the lost world of UX out there, this community will keep you on track. Your questions won’t go unanswered. Your doubts won’t go unresolved. It’s a place where UX designers and leaders hangout together. Join our instant ux chat group by using the self sign up aka invite.
OpenGameArtA repository for freely licensed art, so that free/open source game developers can use it in their games. There are also game development forums for 2d art, 3d art, audio, art tutorials, and commission requests.
MakersA community of makers including software developers, marketers, designers and entrepreneurs coming together to share ideas and to build!
GGWP AcademyThe best creators of tomorrow have to be well versed in analytics, skilled at branding and entertaining. This is what we focus on at GGWP – giving you the knowledge and opportunities to build a full-time career in gaming.
Chronic CodersWe'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.
Path UnboundPath 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.
JBR CommunityThe JBR Community is a place for artists, musicians, writers, game developers, and content creators to discuss and share their work in a non-judgmental and open space. We want to know what you're working on!