Diversity continues to be a popular topic in the design industry these days, and it’s not hard to see why. According to the 2019 Design Census, designers still skew predominantly white, straight, and cisgender.
In response, many online communities have formed to connect designers and illustrators from underrepresented groups to one another. Some have even created public directories, making it easy to network with (and hire!) talent historically left out of design.
For our products to be more inclusive, design teams need different voices, so we’ve compiled a list of these directories. Design's diversity problem is complex, but using these lists to find your next designer, speaker, or consultant is a place to start.
Blacks Who Design
Latinx Who Design
Queer Design Club
Women Who Design
Women Who Draw
Cartoonists of Color
People of Craft
This list is ever-expanding and ever-evolving, and we want to include as many voices as possible. If there’s a directory you think should be included, let us know.