Design Buddies was created to connect and support designers offering free programs and promoting knowledge democratization.

With 29,000+ members in Discord, the community encourages peer-learning experiences to enrich the professional career. You can join for free and receive invitations to meetups and workshops, along with social events like gaming clubs. In addition, there are plenty of design challenges where you can improve your skills and turn amazing ideas into projects.

Take advantage of the space to meet new people and engage with expert designers. Ask for help to improve your portfolio and get inspired by fellow professionals. Share resources and add your experience to make this group a better learning sphere for designers.

If you missed an event, there's a library to replay gatherings and stay updated with the latest community news. As their mission is to build an inclusive community for designers, the content offered will always remain free.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2020
  • Founders:

    Grace Ling

  • Amount of members: 26,899
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: Virtual


Virtual meetups:
With 29,000+ members engaging in Discord, Design Buddies hosts massive gatherings to get to know other designers and ask for guidance from experienced folks.

Receive expert help to build your portfolio and improve your services by exchanging resources with members.

Participate in workshops:
Review your projects with industry professionals and advance your career following best practices.

Join in study sessions to take advantage of peer-learning experiences. Get help with your doubts and promote growth among group members.

Engage in social events:
Hosting game club and networking meetings, members get to know each other and bond.



No requirements.



The community hosts virtual meetups every week or month. You'll be in touch with fellow designers from all over the world and be able to participate in mentorship programs.

Learning Events

Participate in workshops to help you enhance your design career. Receive expert help and ask for a professional portfolio review to improve your services.

Networking Events

Engage in Discord to meet designers seeking to expand their networks. Discuss and share your struggles to get inspired by expert professionals.

Content Library

You can access past events recorded and filter by categories to learn from the community meetings.

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