Welcome to Designer Hangout.
UX Designers' best kept secret.

Invite-only, professional UX design network of 18,000+ UX practitioners.
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What's Designer Hangout?

Designer Hangout is a dedicated, invite-only network of UX designers and researchers who discuss trends, give advice, share stories, uncover insights, surface opportunities, and connect in-person. As a UX practitioner, Designer Hangout is your "secret weapon" to progressing your career and accomplishing your life goals. Together, we’re creating the World's most reliable brain trust for UX designers in a fast-paced age.

Designer Hangout is with you every step of the way.

Navigating your career and building a network can be difficult--but it doesn't need to be.

Real-Time Chat
Get answers to your burning questions in real-time. Over 1,000,113 messages sent.
Influencer Q&As
Speak with design influencers and authors in Q&A sessions every couple weeks.
Job Board
Find the right job opportunities to push your career ahead and make a positive impact.
Get high-quality design articles delivered to your inbox and invitations to Q&A sessions.
Local Events
Participate in local events and meet fellow UX practitioners in your city.
Find a mentor or become a mentor and help fellow UX designers and researchers.

Live, influencer Q&A events.

We are proud to host world-class design leaders for live Q&As that anyone in the world can attend.
Meaningful Connections
Meaningful connections are at Designer Hangout's core. Build lasting relationships with your peers, experience high-quality conversations about experience design, gain inspiration, and become part of a diverse community of designers from across the globe.
Designer Hangout is an invaluable tool for advancing your career and accomplishing your life goals. Access the latest content and resources to stay ahead of the trends. Designer Hangout connects you with UX designers from around the world, from every company, and with mentorship opportunities.
Highest Quality
Conversations in Designer Hangout are ones you can't find elsewhere. This is because we have top designers from around the world and have a strict vetting procedure. Coupled with a focus on diversity and different skill levels, everyone gains perspective from varying viewpoints.
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What people say about Designer Hangout

"Designer Hangout is this fantastic amalgam of seasoned and new-to-the-field designers, all of whom engage in smart discussions and problem solving every day."
Jared Spool
Co-Founder of Center Centre, and Founder of the User Interface Conference
"Designer Hangout is a remarkable community for designers at every level. I've personally used it to recruit designers, connect with friends, and get feedback from really smart people. I wish this had been around when I was just starting out, and I'm grateful it exists now."
Laura Klein
Author of Build Better Products (Rosenfeld Media '16)
"Such a great and helpful community of UX Designers! If you’re not in already you know what to do."
Blake Arnsdorff
UX Designer and Co-Host of The Human Factors Cast
"There's no better place to learn about the true zeitgeist of UX than the discussions taking place in the Designer Hangout."
Lou Rosenfeld
Publisher, Rosenfeld Media
"So proud and honoured to be part of this community! 🙌🍾🎉"
Elizabeth Chesters
UX Consultant, passionate about localization and inclusive design
"Designer Hangout is my first source of information about UX design. I was unhappy in my last job at an advertising agency, found a new job through Designer Hangout, and now I’m really happy! Designer Hangout isn’t about “networking,” it’s about community."
Savinien Fruhauf
UX designer at Happytal
"Designer Hangout is the only Slack community that I joined and never left. It’s an active community with endless ressources for anything UX-related: books, podcast, blogs, inspiration and more!"
Cynthia Savard Saucier
Director of UX at Shopify, and Author of "Tragic Design"
"If you want a place to ask questions, get inspiration, and have access to one of the biggest, most active design communities out there, Designer Hangout is for you. Whether you're starting out or seasoned, you'll find people, topics, and conversations that help you find answers, get new ideas, and connect with others like you."
Donna Lichaw
"If you're looking for a high quality, spam free community, Designer Hangout is the place to be. A wide range of UX related topics, and tons of resources shared daily, makes Designer Hangout a unique place. It's somewhere where you can share your ideas, chat, laugh and even cry with fellow designers - and learn something new every day of course. We are pretty sure that every new member thinks the same: "I wish I had found this community earlier".
Mads Soegaard
IDF Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief in The Interaction Design Foundation