Core77 is a free community for students and professionals in the field of industrial design. It offers a variety of articles, online forums, job listings, and a calendar full of events. Core77 brings the opportunity for gathering around a similar interest and sharing diverse perspectives in the design world.
You can also access design competitions and exhibits. Another advantage is that the community has a Design Directory of over 5,000 firms and agencies. It's easy to browse projects according to your interests as well, by narrowing your search with different filters.
The community's posts and videos focus on the most recent news and events in the design field. You can go to Core77's website and explore it according to the topics, features, jobs, awards, firms, and forums that you are more interested in. The online forums aim to discuss mostly issues related to students and schools and design employment opportunities.
Find a job:
By using the community job listings, you can apply for many projects according to your interests and skills.
Access the latest information:
As a designer, you need to be up-to-date with the latest projects and perspectives in the field. Posts and tools are provided in Core77 for this very purpose.
Participate and win recognition:
The Core77 Design Awards recognize designers' efforts and talent. You can participate in more than 18 categories. If you win, your work will be showcased for the whole year, giving you valuable exposure.
Interact with peers:
The community's online forums are open to discussing design-related topics. If you just want to meet other designers, you can participate in the General discussion forum. In case you have specific queries, you can post them according to the topic of the forum.
The community has a program called Core77 Guides which is developed by editors and designers that give constant feedback on different tools and services. The program has no specific schedules. You can simply add your idea and contribute to others' ideas. Also, the events calendar helps to keep you up to date with all community activities.
The online forum is the main channel to communicate and interact with peers. The General discussion forum is there specifically to meet new people and do small talk. It's constantly moderated and self-promotion and advertising are not allowed, ensuring you will only find relevant conversations inside. You can start a new thread or join one in the numerous forums' categories and share your ideas with others.
The community gives you the chance to subscribe for free to its newsletter. Inside, you will keep track of a wide variety of projects and new trends in design. The website has a Design Directory to find firms based on the location and budget you choose. You can also search by project, in case you are not looking for a specific firm.
There are questionnaires, videos, tools, and posts for you to engage with the community. The topics are varied but they are generally related to design projects that are developed in different sectors (for instance, in education or transportation).