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Design communities

2 years ago from

Hi, everybody!

I think most of the people, especially designers, want to have a community for sharing and discussing their works, get feedback, ask questions, answer the questions. And I'm one of such people too. I'm looking for design communities and I will be thankful anybody who shares a community wherever it is: telegram, discord, slack or somewhere else.

30 comments

  • Preet Singh, 2 years ago

    If you're in Toronto or New York, check out DesignX (Largest UX & design community in Toronto and newly opened chapter in NYC)

    https://designx.community

    3 points
  • Timothy Hykes, 2 years ago

    I love this community on slack. It would be great if it was more web-based. https://thedesignership.com/

    3 points
  • Noel ForteNoel Forte, 2 years ago

    If you're in the New England/Northeast US, I'm a member and lover of Bay State Design Shop. We're a community of designers from all disciplines that talk shop, critique work, post jobs, and all other kinds of craziness. We're hanging out on Slack all week long, but also do meetups too! Procure an invite to the clubhouse at https://baystatedesignshop.com/.

    2 points
  • Fabricio TeixeiraFabricio Teixeira, 2 years ago

    This might help: https://uxdesign.cc/the-best-slack-groups-for-ux-designers-25c621673d9c

    2 points
  • Account deleted 2 years ago

    Check this out: https://spectrum.chat/explore

    1 point
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 2 years ago

    I'm biased, but damn I miss Forrst.

    1 point
    • Johnnie Gomez AlzagaJohnnie Gomez Alzaga, 2 years ago

      OMG! I loved Forrst in the beginning. That was pretty much were I spent my nights commenting and giving feedback to other users. After Kyle Bragger left the company, it started going downhill. Too bad.

      1 point
  • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, 2 years ago

    I am not sure if this answers the question or further stokes conversation....but what about AIGA? Personally, I am no longer part of my local chapter, but I hear other chapters are much more active and inclusive.

    1 point
    • Timothy Hykes, 2 years ago

      I'm the president of my local chapter you are correct.

      1 point
      • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, 2 years ago

        Cool. I am a past president of my local chapter. I have mixed feelings about AIGA...in theory, AIGA would be a great organization...in practice, I haven't seen many people who are selfless enough to truly put a community before their own needs.

        2 points
        • Timothy Hykes, 2 years ago

          I have to agree. It's tough to focus on the community, but we have done better about this on the national level. There always the members and then the community. When it should be the community, who have members that want a little bit more from AiGA.

          1 point
  • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., 2 years ago

    Design communities don't work

    1 point
    • Maksim Gorodov, 2 years ago

      why do you think so?

      0 points
      • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., 2 years ago

        Because of designers and their personality traits and things they do/don't value. We are selfish, don't want to share resources and we easily jump to judge everything. People tried to build communities but never really succeeded, we would have tons of them by now.

        4 points
        • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 2 years ago

          Seems like the only way feedback + growth + questions + friendship type design communities work is if you create your own with a few like-minded people. Sort of like a Mastermind Group but less formal. A slack channel could be all that's needed.

          2 points
          • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., 2 years ago

            Yes and I think the level of the experience needs to be on the same level between members to work

            0 points
        • Des DevDes Dev, 2 years ago

          This is actually very interesting point. I've joined several design groups and development groups on Facebook, and it's strange that design groups are always very quite regardless of the number of members, whereas dev groups are usually very active. hmm..

          1 point
    • Slavo Glinsky, 2 years ago

      By this thread you can see they work, just look at the number of members. However agree it may work quite differently, designers are more effective in small groups and safe environment. What may work here is interconnected local groups of people, but didn't found any platform for that.

      0 points
      • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., 2 years ago

        It works when designers need a medium to complain about something, that's another thing. Sketch threads where people bash the software for its bugs are usually the most active, yes.

        0 points
  • Cláudia Acabado, 2 years ago

    For question related with carrer: https://askplaybook.com/

    0 points
  • Josh DunstervilleJosh Dunsterville, 2 years ago

    I run the Figma community over on Spectrum: https://spectrum.chat/figma But there's also a ton of other great design related communities on Spectrum you should check out too. :)

    0 points
  • Oz ChenOz Chen, 2 years ago

    Great mentions here. If you're looking for something specific to user experience, here's my list of curated UX communities. Enjoy!

    0 points
  • Vlad Shvets, 2 years ago

    Phase Community is the newest vibrant group of digital designers: → https://phase.com/community

    0 points
  • Johnny JuiceJohnny Juice, 2 years ago

    I run TUXL, an online community & newsletter for UX practitioners. https://theuxlist.com/

    Most of the conversations happen on twitter or slack #tuxl

    0 points