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Join an online design community that helps aspiring UX designers break into the industry.

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Who we are. We’re a group of volunteers who want to help junior designers get hired.

Design Collective selects cohorts of aspiring designers and pairs them up with seasoned design mentors in the tech industry.

At the beginning of each cohort, student designers pick out a real-world design problem that excites them. From improving your favorite messaging app to conjuring up the new, must-have feature for XYZ, everybody is encouraged to design for impact. Students will end their cohort experience with a published design case study for their portfolio and a final design showcase in front of design veterans and entrepreneurs.

Weekly 1-1 Meetings

You'll have weekly meetings with your mentor to help keep you on track and group design critiques for more feedback.

Small cohort groups

We purposely keep each cohort small so we can all get to know each other both within and outside our design work!

Happy hours and bonding

Sadly, we can't all meet in IRL. That being said, it's widely rumored that David has been known to be quite the ukulele player at our virtual happy hours. Come find out!

Early Career Development

Other than helping you build your design portfolios, we plan on bringing in industry guest speakers, sharing personal advice from our growing community, and more!

Our mentors. From leading design teams at hypergrowth startups to building apps used by millions, our mentors have done it all.

Jessica Ko

Co-founder of Playbook

Former Head of Design at Opendoor
Former Design Manager at Google

Moses Ting

Senior Design Manager at CVS Health

Former Head of Design at Handshake
Former Head of Design at SkipFlag
Former Product Design Lead at LinkedIn

Christopher Johnson

Staff UX Designer at ServiceNow

Former Staff Design Lead Manager at Youtube
Founding Designer of Google Meet

Priscilla Mok

Lead Designer at Mem Labs

Founding Designer of Google Meet
Former Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University
Design Lead at Plumtree Group