Design Directories for Inclusivity

Resources for building diverse design teams.

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

Site: https://blackswho.design

Twitter: @BlacksWhoDesign


Latinx Who Design

Site: https://www.latinxswhodesign.com

Twitter: @latinxsdesign

Instagram: @latinxdesign


Queer Design Club

Site: https://queerdesign.club

Twitter: @queerdesignclub

Instagram: @queerdesignclub


Disabled List

Site: https://www.disabledlist.org

Twitter: @DisabledListOrg

Instagram: @DisabledListOrg


Women Who Design

Site: https://womenwho.design

Twitter: @womenwhodesign


Women Who Draw

Site: https://www.womenwhodraw.com

Twitter: @thewomenwhodraw

Instagram: @thewomenwhodraw


Cartoonists of Color

Site: https://cartoonistsofcolor.com

Twitter: @COCdatabase


Queer Cartoonists

Site: https://queercartoonists.com

Twitter: @LGBTQcomics


People of Craft

Site: https://peopleofcraft.com

Twitter: @peopleofcraft_


Disabled Cartoonists

Site: https://www.disabledcartoonists.com

Twitter @disabledcomicdb


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.




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