About us

Design Buddies is an inclusive design community where all designers level up. Founded in April 2020, we offer resources, events, design challenges, mentorship, a job board, and more.

Meet our leadership team

Elisabeth Kaseda

Community Lead

UI Designer and Web Developer

Kate Tacastacas

Community & Events Lead

UX Designer

Jess Lam

Events Lead & Designer

UX Design, SCAD

Calum Mills

Community Lead

R&D Design Engineer, Photocentric Ltd

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Nabil Mir

Community & Events Lead

UX Designer

Uju Oduah

Community Lead

UX Designer

Jack Shugrue

Content Lead

Interaction Design, CCA

Nadia Le

Community Lead & Designer

Product Designer, Corus Entertainment

Design team

Eric Joseph Lee

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

Product Designer

Patricia Ho

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer

Phil Jones

3D, Illustration, & Motion Designer

Product Manager, UX Designer

Jeanette Zhu

Design Lead

Content creator / designer / illustrator

Rashmeet Kaur

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Sr. UX UI Designer

Branden Wong

Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

Brian Moon

Design Advisor

Senior UX designer, Unity

Hannah Klink

Illustrator & Motion Designer

Graphic Designer

Makayla Chen

Product & Motion Designer, Illustrator

UI/UX Designer

Hyunseo Jung (Orbit)

Motion Designer

College Student

Yumi Ramos

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Graphic & Page Designer, Granite Media Partners

James Halim

Product Designer

UX Designer

Adam Moučka

Product & 3D Designer

Product Designer & 3D Artist

Helen Ho

Product Designer, Design Systems

Product Designer

David Riadi

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

UX/UI Designer

Content team

S Alya Mevia (Vy)

Content Creator & Event Coordinator

University Student

Joyce Yu

Content creator

UX Designer

Jamie Chou

Content Creator

Visual Design Student

Tosha

Content creator

Design Researcher, Live Well Collaborative

Nancy Zuo

Content Creator, Writer

Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon

Event team

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

Strategic advisors

Jerry Lee

COO, Wonsulting & The20

Jonathan Javier

CEO, Wonsulting & The20

Our partners & sponsors