Description

Design Leadership is a community that gathers over 5000 designers and leaders from all over the world via a Slack group and annual conferences.

The Slack group is free to access and to join you only need to complete a simple form. Inside, you will find a thriving community willing to help each other out. There are channels such as people management, processes and workflows, women and non-binary leaders, and jobs. Channels target people with leading roles in design, such as directors and managers.

Conversations in the online group can help you get unstuck and gain new perspectives on situations you may encounter professionally. The feedback and the advice provided in the group make it very valuable for anyone looking to further grow in their career as leaders. Additionally, the online group it's a perfect space to network, connect, and make friends that share your passion for design.

Furthermore, the community regularly organizes virtual events such as webinars and workshops to help you advance professionally. If you are part of the Slack group, you will be notified every time a new event appears. The community also organizes in-person events. These events are mainly dinners and happy hours to socialize with other members and to expand your professional network.

Lastly, you can also participate in annual conferences by being a member of the community. The last one was on October 18-22, 2021, and was completely virtual. This conference, Remote Design Week, featured over 50 expert speakers from different fields of design, from top global companies. The community stores some of those talks in their own content library, where you can also find videos from past conferences and events.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Founders:

    Preet Arjun Singh

  • Amount of members: 5,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English, Swedish
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

A global community of designers:
Design Leadership has developed a community of over 5000 designers from all over the world. It's a supportive space where you will learn what is working for others and how you can apply their teachings to your specific situation.

Attend to in-person and virtual events:
The community hosts regular virtual events such as webinars and workshops. Additionally, there are annual conferences and in-person events to network and socialize.

Learn from other leaders in your industry:
The engaged community of design leaders will help you learn faster and better. Their feedback and advice can help you grow professionally while making new friends in the process.

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Requirements

No requirements.

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Learning Events

The community hosts annual conferences where expert speakers discuss relevant topics for designers. The Design Leadership community is an initiative of DesignX, which hosted the last conference from October 18-22 of 2021. This conference was called Remote Design Week and featured over 50 guest speakers.

Additionally, there are regular workshops and webinars. If you are part of the Slack group, you will be notified every time there is a new event to attend.

Networking Events

The community mainly interacts in a Slack online group, which has over 5000 designers from all over the world. It has channels like "people management", "processes and workflows", "women and non-binary leaders", and "jobs". It's an excellent place to expand your professional network while making new friends in the process.

Additionally, the community regularly hosts in-person social events. These events consist of dinners and happy hours where members can meet in a casual setting, without a formal agenda, to connect and interact.

Content Library

The Design Leadership Website has a dedicated section where they compile talks from expert speakers that were part of past DesignX conferences and events.

Quote

"Having a community to rely upon means that you’re surrounded by people who know exactly what it is you’re going through. DesignX community helped me to share my knowledge, to make me think about what I do and how I do it from another person’s viewpoint. It helps to establish me as an expert in my field." -Vasilis Baimas

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