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.
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.
Design leadership in action
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.
VP of Design & Research, Coinbase
Campfire Live: Shaping Design Leadership SkillsFriday, November 11 at 6 pm UTC • (30 mins) • at Campfire Live
Campfire Live: Desafíos para Crear Career Paths en Equipos de DiseñoWednesday, November 16 at 6 pm UTC • (30 mins) • at Campfire Live
DLF Roundtable: Design Leadership en LATAMWednesday, November 23 at 11 pm UTC • (1 hora) • at YouTube
Criteria for joining the DLF
Works at a verified company
A practicing product/ux design leader at a registered and active company
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.
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.