About Us

COVID-19 has caused a career crisis for creatives. The Design Community Hub is a cross-industry initiative, created to support talent across the design world.

Our Story

In late 2020 at an online DBA event, we were brought together by a question –

 

“What can the design community do to help designers who can’t find employment in this climate? How can we help the people who are the future of this industry?”

 

The Design Community Hub is our answer. With support from the DBA, its members, and the wider creative community, we’re making the Design Community Hub a space like nowhere else. A free resource to help the graduates and designers whose careers have been affected by the pandemic. Not just for the short term, but as a lasting commitment to our industry.

 

“It’s the least we can do” is our rallying cry to everyone connected to the design industry. A call to unite people passionate about design, and for us all to contribute what we can, to each other, and to the future.

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What do we need from you?

Design leaders: it’s not just your knowledge we need. To support the talent that drives our industry, we need money. We’re asking for donations as little as £100. Small money for industry budgets – but added together it’s a transformative sum. Uniting the design community and supporting the needs of some, through the generosity of others, for the good of us all.

What will we do with your money?

With your donation we can develop the hub, and keep access free and open to everyone who needs it. Funding everything over the next few years – from running and adapting the platform, to future events, and bringing ideas from the community to life. Your support will help people whose careers should be thriving, not on hold.

If you’re ready to play your part, join us.

Share your time and knowledge.

Shape the future of our industry.

Register your interest now

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