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 Independent Platforms
These are online communities that are hosted on their own platform, and not a part of a social network like Reddit/Facebook/LinkedIn, or communication platform like Slack and Discord. Although they may utilize community software like circle.so to implement the features of their community, they have their own brand and identity.
Core77Since 1995 Core77.com has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.
SuperHiWe make online courses that help creative people stand out. Learn how to code, design, and manage projects among our global community!
UX MasteryA place to seek & share UX advice.
Product MakersOur mission is to bring together product makers so they can learn, grow, shape, and advocate for Product Excellence. We want to be the destination for product makers to grow their product knowledge and practices and to learn how Productboard can help them on their journey.
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.
Women Who DesignWomen Who Design is a Twitter directory of accomplished women in the design industry. It aims to help people find notable and relevant voices to follow on Twitter by parsing Twitter bios for popular keywords.
Italians Who DesignItalians Who Design is a repository where the most talented Italian designers are gathered. It aims to help people find notable and relevant voices to ispire you, increase your network and (why not?) to work with. Design Firms,our project's branch, aims to select all the business excellence that is involved in the world of UX, both agencies and in house teams.
Indians Who DesignIndians Who Design is a living directory of thriving Indians in the design industry. Our mission is to provide a space to find out outstanding people to follow, look for mentor, make new friends, or discover talented individuals to join our team.
Native Talent in TechNative Talent in Tech is a collection of Indigenous technologists across various skills and experiences. The project’s goal is to highlight their work and elevate their voices by parsing Twitter bios for popular keywords. With more representation, we hope that it can also help companies discover the next generation of Natives talent.
Columbians Who DesignColombians Who Design is a community of designers and related branches that seeks to connect talents with companies outside the country in addition to creating networking among its members.
Designer NewsWhere the design community meets. Designer News is a large, global community of people working or interested in design and technologyForumPerksJobs
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.ChatEventsJobs
Spaniards Who DesignSpaniards who design is a place to showcase the work of talented Spaniards designers to the world. The goal is to inspire new designers to diversify their references, experienced designers to diversity their network, and companies to diversify their teams.
Brits Who DesignBrits who design is a platform to showcase the work, diversity and talent of brilliant British designers. The goal of the project is to inspire new designers to expand their references, experienced designers to diversify their network, and companies to find hidden talent to join their teams.
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
Portuguese Who DesignPortuguese Who Design is a place to showcase Portuguese creative talent to inspire new designers and foster inclusivity through a diverse network of contacts for professionals and companies alike. We celebrate creativity and the people whose work elevates the Portuguese design worldwide.
Brazilians Who DesignBrazilians who design is a place to showcase the work of talented Brazilian designers to the world. The goal is to inspire new designers to diversify their references, experienced designers to diversity their network, and companies to diversify their teams.