Our Mission is simple.

We empower the designers of tomorrow through educational tools and mentoring. We are the only 501(c)(3) non-profit building a career growth platform focused on designers.

Our Vision

Be the global career growth platform for designers and design leadership.

Our Values


We prioritize opportunities to teach and grow.


We approach every interaction with empathy and humility.


We recognize that we all have the capacity to motivate and inspire.


We develop and provide the most relevant and innovative tools and resources.


We will responsibly prepare the next generation of design leaders.

Meet Our Managing Director
Sara Vilas


International Operations for Community and Design Education at Canva - Ensuring that our Creators program scales smoothly all around the globe Enterprise Design via Toptal.com - Keeping my design background hands-on by working with amazing clients for enterprise product design Design Mentor at Designlab - Mentoring entry-level designers for 6+ months


I turn chaos into clarity (the more chaotic, the better!) set up and evaluate processes and metrics, establish and grow teams, design products, mentor/coach product designers, manage performance (from a few to 400+), hold quality standards, and ultimately empower others to leverage the power of design.

Our Board of Directors

We are a group of long time designers that are passionate about helping grow and educate the design community. While there are any great independent resources scattered about, there is no place dedicated to help educate and inform those looking to entire the design field. It is our goal to make this community-based app a premiere educational resource for designers to network and have a central repository of career opportunities, events and much more.

Our Contributors

A non-profit organization is only as good as the volunteers it is able to recruit to donate their time to help build our vision. We have been incredibly fortunate to find volunteers all over the world that want to support the mission and vision of Designed. Below are some of the integral members that have made signficant contributions to our platform!

Founders Club


Interested to Volunteer?

Are you passionate about helping grow and educate the design community, but haven't been able to find a way to get involved? Look no further, we are looking for passionate people to volunteer time to help in the areas listed below! Whether you can contribute one hour a week, or 10+ you play a pivotal part in helping us turn Designed.org into a vital resource for the future of design.

• Web Designers

• Identity/Brand Designers

• UX & Product Designers

• Art Directors

• Researchers

• Marketing / Social Media Managers

• Community Managers

• Full-stack Engineers

Are you ready to get involved?