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Free UX/UI communities you’ll want to join

Are you looking for a community of designers to connect with, learn from, and geek out with over every pixel?

UX/UI Design
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Are you looking for a community of designers to connect with, learn from, and geek out with over every pixel? If this sounds like you, we've got you covered. With so many communities out there, it can be tough to know which ones are worth exploring. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned pro, this blog has got you covered with some of the best UX design communities to join. Personally, I've made some great friends through design communities, and I can’t wait for you to embark on this journey!

We understand that joining a new community can be a daunting experience. You’re walking into a virtual room full of new faces, so to help take the edge off, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Your voice is important, regardless of your experience level- Be prepared to put yourself out there and contribute
  2. Many communities have introduction channels – leverage them
  3. Being vulnerable can help build and deepen connections so don't be afraid to be your most authentic self
  4. Feel free to connect over interests not related to design
  5. Found someone that inspires you? Reach out to them 1-on-1
  6. If you don’t connect with everyone – that’s okay
  7. Be kind. Be human!

Now, onto the communities!


Hi, it’s us, Memorisely! We’re a design community connecting like-minded designers around the world. We offer an awesome Slack channel as a safe space where designers can ask questions, share resources, and receive super valuable feedback. When you join a Memorisely Bootcamp, you get exclusive access to additional channels with students (new and experienced in the industry) looking to up-skill or land that dream UXUI career. Folks in the community are super kind and always aim to help others learn about design, improve their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in the industry. Recently, the team has begun hosting in-person meet-ups in various cities all around the world! These live networking opportunities are a great way to get back into the physical world while connecting with awesome designers! Join the community to find the right event for you!

Join the Slack community


UX/UI Design Bootcamp

12 weeks · part-time

Spend 12 weeks learning live from industry experts in a micro class. Learn-by-doing with practical case studies and publish your portfolio! 

Design Buddies

Design Buddies is an active online community-driven platform for designers and enthusiasts to connect, learn and grow their skills. They regularly host events such as webinars, workshops, and design challenges to help designers learn and grow. They're an inclusive and collaborative community for designers of all backgrounds and experience levels, ultimately providing a supportive space for each other. Their site tagline says: “Make lifelong friends, improve your design craft, and land jobs”.

Join the Discord community


ADPlist is an online community for design mentors and mentees. As a mentee, you can book and meet over 15,013+ mentors for 1:1 mentorship in their global community. As a mentor, you will build confidence as a leader, grow your network, and define your legacy. The mentorship program fosters collaboration and skill-sharing between experienced and emerging designers, creating a supportive environment of growth for everyone.

Join the ADPList community


DesignX Community is an online community that connects designers and leaders all around the globe. From design challenges to job listings, and industry reports, they’ve got everything you need to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques. They host events and conferences with some truly inspirational design speakers.

Join the Slack community

Hexagon UX

Hexagon UX is a non-profit organisation for women and non-binary folks in UX with the goal of empowering each other through community, events, and mentorship. Through their events, mentorship program, and online community, they aim to create a space where everyone can bring their whole selves through building confidence, balancing the ratio in the UX industry, and affecting change on a greater scale.

Join the Slack community

Reddit: r/userexperience

Reddit is a network of communities where people dive into their interests, hobbies, and passions (including UX)! The subreddit, /r/userexperience, is a community where designers actively discuss and share their experiences, resources, and questions. You’ll find folks regularly sharing the latest news about what’s going on in the industry.

Join the r/userexperience subreddit

Now that you’ve been introduced to a few communities, get ready to jam with your new design buddies. They’re waiting to welcome you with open arms and provide you with the support and resources you need to grow and thrive.