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

Nabil Mir

Community & Events Lead

UX Designer

Nadia Le

Community Lead & Designer

Product Designer, Corus Entertainment

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Uju Oduah

Community Lead

UX Designer

Kate Tacastacas

Community & Events Lead

UX Designer

Jack Shugrue

Content Lead

Interaction Design, CCA

Elisabeth Kaseda

Community Lead

UI Designer and Web Developer

Jess Lam

Events Lead & Designer

UX Design, SCAD

Calum Mills

Community Lead

R&D Design Engineer, Photocentric Ltd

Design team

Eric Joseph Lee

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

Product Designer

Yumi Ramos

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Graphic & Page Designer, Granite Media Partners

David Riadi

Product Designer, Event Coordinator

UX/UI Designer

Patricia Ho

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer

Rashmeet Kaur

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Sr. UX UI Designer

Helen Ho

Product Designer, Design Systems

Product Designer

Brian Moon

Design Advisor

Senior UX designer, Unity

Adam Moučka

Product & 3D Designer

Product Designer & 3D Artist

Jeanette Zhu

Design Lead

Content creator / designer / illustrator

Hannah Klink

Illustrator & Motion Designer

Graphic Designer

Hyunseo Jung (Orbit)

Motion Designer

College Student

Branden Wong

Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

James Halim

Product Designer

UX Designer

Makayla Chen

Product & Motion Designer, Illustrator

UI/UX Designer

Phil Jones

3D, Illustration, & Motion Designer

Product Manager, UX Designer

Content team

S Alya Mevia (Vy)

Content Creator & Event Coordinator

University Student

Jamie Chou

Content Creator

Visual Design Student

Nancy Zuo

Content Creator, Writer

Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon

Tosha

Content creator

Design Researcher, Live Well Collaborative

Joyce Yu

Content creator

UX Designer

Event team

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

Strategic advisors

Jerry Lee

COO, Wonsulting & The20

Jonathan Javier

CEO, Wonsulting & The20

Our partners & sponsors