Design Leadership Forum

Advancing the practice of design leadership.

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Our mission is to advance the practice of design leadership by fostering a community where the world’s best can learn from one another. We strive to make the Forum inclusive and relevant to those confronting the challenges of leading design teams.

Benefits of membership

  • Learn from the best

    An inside view of the practices at high-functioning design teams and their solutions to common problems.

  • Speak in confidence

    A chance to have candid, confidential conversations about issues that keep you up at night.

  • Diverse perspectives

    A chance to connect with a global network of experts committed to helping fellow design leaders advance.

  • Best practices resources

    A library of relevant resources to help you lead with impact.

DLF Representation

Face-to-face conversations are the best resources for growing as a design leader. The connections I’ve made here are real, the advice and anecdotes are fresh and relevant, and it’s been equally rewarding to offer some help in return.

Frank Yoo

VP of Design & Research, Coinbase

Upcoming Events

  • Campfire Live Skip Level Meetings

    Wednesday, July 20 at 4 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online
  • Campfire Live Operating as an Internal Agency

    Monday, July 25 at 4 pm UTC • Online
  • DLF Mid-Year Readout 2022

    Thursday, July 28 at 4 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online
  • Campfire Live Measuring a Product’s Self-Service Experience

    Thursday, August 4 at 4 pm UTC • Online
  • Campfire Live Feedback from Former and Current Teams

    Thursday, August 11 at 4 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online
  • New Members Orientation August 22

    Thursday, August 11 at 4:30 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online
  • Campfire Live Transitioning from a Distributed Team Model to a Consolidated One

    Thursday, August 18 at 4 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online
  • Campfire Live Requiring a Design Challenge in the Hiring Process

    Thursday, August 25 at 4 pm UTC • (30 mins) • Online

Criteria for joining the DLF

  • Works at a verified company

    A practicing product/ux design leader at a registered and active company

  • Proven experience

    Minimum 3 years of product/ux design leadership experience

  • Active collaboration with others

    Either an IC or Manager

  • Senior level position

    Has a title of Lead, Senior, Manager, Director, VP, Chief, or Principal in product/ux design

The more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to learn. Who better to learn from than design leaders who have been (and are still) in the trenches? The connections that will be made and relationships that will develop within this community will be priceless.

Bob Calvano

VP of Product Design, Pluto TV

Apply to be in the Design Leadership Forum

The Design Leadership Forum brings together industry veterans and rising stars who direct design at leading companies.

If you’re an experienced design leader and you’d like to join, please click to apply below.

All members of the Design Leadership community agree to follow a clear code of conduct.

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