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

Nadiminti Sarvani

Design & Community Lead

Digital Designer, Plezzel

Jack Shugrue

Content Lead

Interaction Design, CCA

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Maggie Pena

Content & Events Lead

UX Designer, HubSpot

Nadia Le

Community Lead & Designer

Product Designer, Corus Entertainment

Uju Oduah

Community Lead

UX Designer

Jess Lam

Events Lead & Designer

UX Design, SCAD

Nabil Mir

Community Lead

UX Designer

Calum Mills

Community Lead

R&D Design Engineer, Photocentric Ltd

Elisabeth Kaseda

Community Lead

UI Designer and Web Developer

Kimberley Chong

Community Lead

UX Designer, Hilti Group

Design team

Helen Ho

Product Designer, Design Systems

Product Designer

Hyunseo Jung (Orbit)

Motion Designer

College Student

Jeanette Zhu

Design Lead

Content creator / designer / illustrator

Makayla Chen

Product & Motion Designer, Illustrator

UI/UX Designer

Phil Jones

3D, Illustration, & Motion Designer

Product Manager, UX Designer

David Riadi

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

UX/UI Designer

Yumi Ramos

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Graphic & Page Designer, Granite Media Partners

Rashmeet Kaur

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Sr. UX UI Designer

Eric Joseph Lee

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

Product Designer

Brian Moon

Design Advisor

Senior UX designer, Unity

Patricia Ho

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer

Hannah Klink

Illustrator & Motion Designer

Graphic Designer

Content team

Tosha

Content creator

Design Researcher, Live Well Collaborative

Jamie Chou

Content Creator

Visual Design Student

S Alya Mevia (Vy)

Content Creator & Event Coordinator

University Student

Joyce Yu

Content creator

UX Designer

Nancy Zuo

Content Creator, Writer

Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon

Event team

Kate Tacastacas
Event Coordinator
UX Designer
Adam Woodhouse
Event Coordinator
Head of Creative
Kate Jung
Event Coordinator
Product Designer, Spotify
Brenda Yau
Event Coordinator
Product Designer
Anik Ahmed
Event Coordinator
UX Designer
Melissa Chan
Event Coordinator
Waterloo Psychology
Harsha Rameshbabu
Event Coordinator
UX Designer
Rex Fukuchi
Event Coordinator
UX Designer

Strategic advisors

Jerry Lee

COO, Wonsulting & The20

Jonathan Javier

CEO, Wonsulting & The20

Our partners & sponsors