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

Nabil Mir

Community Lead

UX Designer

Dario Sanchez Martinez

Community Lead

UX Researcher

Nadia Le

Community Lead & Designer

UX/UI Designer, WorkForce Software

Jess Lam

Events Lead & Designer

UX Design, SCAD

Uju Oduah

Community Lead

UX Designer

Nadiminti Sarvani

Design & Community Lead

Digital Designer, Plezzel

Kimberley Chong

Community Lead

UX Designer, Hilti Group

Jack Shugrue

Content Lead

Interaction Design, CCA

Maggie Pena

Content & Events Lead

UX Designer, HubSpot

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Calum Mills

Community Lead

R&D Design Engineer, Photocentric Ltd

Design team

Brian Moon

Design Advisor

Senior UX designer, Unity

Hannah Klink

Illustration & Motion Designer

Graphic Designer

Makayla Chen

Product, Illustration, & Motion Designer

UI/UX Designer

Patricia Ho

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer

Helen Ho

Product Designer, Design Systems

Product Designer

Hyunseo Jung (Orbit)

Motion Designer

College Student

Phil Jones

3D, Illustration, & Motion Designer

Product Manager, UX Designer

Content team

Joyce Yu

Content creator

UX Designer

Nancy Zuo

Content Creator, Writer

Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon


Content creator

Design Researcher, Live Well Collaborative

Strategic advisors

Jonathan Javier

CEO, Wonsulting & The20

Jerry Lee

COO, Wonsulting & The20

Our partners & sponsors

More coming soon!