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 Slack
Slack is a business communication platform which offers many realtime chat features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. Slack is popular as a company communication tool, but offers realtime communication functionality to other types of communities as well.
Humanitarian DesignersHumanitarian Designers is an NGO and a community that tries to bridge the gap between designers and the humanitarian sector.
Seoul StartupsSeoul 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.
Hexagon UXHexagon is a non-profit aimed to empower and support womxn and non-binary folx in UX through community, events, and mentorship.
Daily Dev Linksdailydevlinks 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 + UXContent + 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 DesignersWATBD: Where are the black designers? We are an initiative, platform, and community by and for Black Designers.
Queer DesignWe 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.
Design TalksWe 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
United DesignersWe 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.
Black UX AustinThe 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
Designer HangoutDesigner 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.
Más Mujeres en UXMás Mujeres en UX es una comunidad independiente de mujeres que trabajan o están interesadas en la Experiencia de usuario. Fue creada por la diseñadora Carolina Sepúlveda y la periodista Mariana Valenzuela en enero de 2018. Su principal objetivo es poder generar redes de apoyo entre las diferentes participantes y visibilizar la presencia femenina en la disciplina. Para lograrlo, la comunidad realiza reuniones mensuales donde se presentan temáticas inspiradoras y técnicas, para promover el compartir experiencias y conocimientos entre las mujeres UXers.
Latinx Who DesignLatinxs Who Design is a living directory of thriving Latinxs in the design industry. Our mission is to provide a space to find outstanding people to follow, look for a mentor, make new friends, or discover talented individuals to join your team.
Filipinos Who DesignInspired by Latinxs Who Design (latinxswhodesign.com) and Blacks Who Design (blackswho.design), Filipinos Who Design is an online community built to bring the design and creative Filipinos from all over the world together. Industry professionals can use the FWD platform to network, connect with fellow kababayans, make friends or look for inspiration from fellow creatives! Not Filipino? We welcome everyone to browse the talent on our site! Always an opportunity to network and be inspired.
Uruguayans Who DesignUruguayans who design is a place to showcase the work of talented Uruguayan designers to the world. The goal is to inspire new designers to diversify their references, experienced designers to diversify their network, and companies to diversify their teams.ChatTools
Blacks Who DesignBlacks Who Design highlights all of the inspiring Black designers in the industry. We're a Twitter directory and we have a Slack chat as well. The goal is to inspire new designers, encourage people to diversify their feeds, and discover amazing individuals to join your team. If you're a Black designer, this site's for you, there are great designers all across the industry. Hopefully this project inspires you to see yourself among the ranks. If you're not a Black designer, this site's for you too :) Reply to a recruiter: Tired of recruiting emails? Instead of hitting archive, reply with a link to this site. Target your mentoring: Dedicate your lunch breaks towards mentoring people that might not normally get access to you. Volunteer: Consider blocking off some time to teach design to younger students.
API Who DesignAPI (Asian & Pacific Islanders) Who Design is a living and growing directory that features API creatives in the design industry. This site draws inspiration by Latinxs Who Design and Blacks Who Design. Our mission is to highlight the breadth of talent within the API population, inspire new designers, connect with fellow APIs, share experiences, and help with the discovery of fresh talent for expanding teams.
Design EducationWelcome to a new international design community. Design Education is a safe space to swap and share knowledge, experiences, research, ideas and insights – in order to improve the conditions for learning design at school, university and at work. The basic rule of thumb is that everyone interested and working with design education is welcome. You don’t need to have the title, but instead are interested in learning and contributing within the area of education in the context of design. Please share the community with others you think would like it.
PAY IT FWDPAY IT FWD is inspired by the idea that there’s a bunch of do-gooders out there who wish to make a difference to the world through their skills but don’t have a platform. They don’t know who to reach out to or how to find opportunities to donate through their skills. In June 2020, PAY IT FWD was launched on Slack where a community of volunteers could pick up design projects posted by charities and work on them for free. As of today, we are a community of over 300 members consisting of designers with different skills and non-profits supporting various causes. We have completed multiple design, video and content-related projects for the non-profits and continue to work on more every week.
DesignedJoin the Designed Slack discussion, the first global design education nonprofit platform and community. Discuss current design trends, chat about your upcoming interview, or simply build your tribe of designer friends. After signing up for a free Designed.org account, you will gain access to our Slack community, and join our 3,732 users around the world!
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