Our Mission

Design Buddies is an inclusive global online community founded in April 2020. Our mission is to connect and support designers, especially those just entering the field.

Meet our leadership team

Jack Shugrue

Content Lead

Interaction Design, CCA

Dario Sanchez Martinez

Community Lead

UX Researcher

Jess Lam

Events Lead & Designer

UX Design, SCAD

Nadia Le

Community Lead & Designer

UX/UI Designer, WorkForce Software

Calum Mills

Community Lead

R&D Design Engineer, Photocentric Ltd

Nabil Mir

Community Lead

UX Designer

Maggie Pena

Content & Events Lead

UX Designer, HubSpot

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Nadiminti Sarvani

Design & Community Lead

Digital Designer, Plezzel

Kimberley Chong

Community Lead

UX Designer, Hilti Group

Uju Oduah

Community Lead

UX Designer

Design team

Patricia Ho

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer

Hyunseo Jung (Orbit)

Motion Designer

College Student

Hannah Klink

Illustration & Motion Designer

Graphic Designer

Phil Jones

3D, Illustration, & Motion Designer

Product Manager, UX Designer

Helen Ho

Product Designer, Design Systems

Product Designer

Brian Moon

Design Advisor

Senior UX designer, Unity

Makayla Chen

Product, Illustration, & Motion Designer

UI/UX Designer

Content team

Joyce Yu

Content creator

UX Designer

Tosha

Content creator

Design Researcher, Live Well Collaborative

Nancy Zuo

Content Creator, Writer

Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon

Strategic advisors

Jerry Lee

COO, Wonsulting & The20

Jonathan Javier

CEO, Wonsulting & The20

Our partners & sponsors

More coming soon!