About us

Design Buddies is a global design community to help designers level up. Founded in April 2020, we offer events (online and in person), job boards, design challenges, content, giveaways, resources, and more.

Meet our team

Arella Yang

Program Manager

Product Designer

Shaoshao Chen

Treasurer, Director of Mentorship

Director of Product Design

Afsal Basith

Program Coordinator

Product Designer & Graphics Designer

Madalena Costa

Podcast Host

Product Designer

Kate Tacastacas

Community & Events Lead

UX Designer

Grace Ling

Founder & Design Lead

Designer, Electronic Arts

Haidita Celestine

Director of Community

Copywriter and UX Designer

Allyson Arrogante, Jack Shugrue, Jess Lam, Brian Moon, Phil Jones, Joyce Yu, Adam Moučka, Helen Ho, Eric Joseph Lee, Makayla Chen, Rashmeet Kaur, Hannah Klink, James Halim, Jeanette Zhu, Patricia Ho, Hyunseo Jung (Orbit), David Riadi, Yumi Ramos, Branden Wong, S Alya Mevia (Vy), Jamie Chou, Nancy Zuo, Adam Woodhouse, Brenda Yau, Rex Fukuchi, Kate Jung, Anik Ahmed, Melissa Chan, Harsha Rameshbabu, Nadiminti Sarvani, Maggie Pena, Calum Mills, Kimberley Chong, Nabil Mir, Nadia Le, Uju Oduah, Elisabeth Kaseda, Sara Georgas, Yashar Hoang

Design Buddies Alumni

Our partners & sponsors