πŸ°πŸ“° Newsletter #3 | Ask me anything with Discord's Art Team and more!

A record-breaking four live events this week πŸ‘€

Hey Buddies! πŸ‘‹

We're comin' in HOT this week with more events and community activities. We have a record-breaking four live events this week, too! πŸ‘€

Welcome to our third newsletter. In our newsletters, we share community happenings, design tips, job postings, and more!

Featured

We're hosting our buddies from Discord for an "ask me anything" session with their friendly art team this Fri, Oct 15 at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST).

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Events

Join our events team! Applications are due this Sat, Oct 16 at 11:59 pm UTC-7 (PST)

Apply

Join us for a workshop about going from burnout to career boom with Liana on Mon, Oct 25 at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST)

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Event reminders

✨ Key UX roles & core soft skills companies look for (Tue, Oct 12 at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST)) with Andres, Chris, and Jasmine (RSVP)

✨ Designing at early stage startups (Thu, Oct 14th at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST)) fireside chat with Hanna, Brian, Minjun, and host Grace (RSVP)

✨ Drawtober: Discord Art Team AMA (Fri, Oct 15 at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST)) with Justin, Kelsey, and Alina (RSVP)

✨ Drawtober: Show and tell (Fri, Nov 5 at 5 pm UTC-7 (PST)) with our Buddies at Discord (RSVP)

View all our events at a glance - you can also see all our events in your timezone here!


Content

Feel intimidated to attend hackathons as a designer? Read this guide by Nancy Zuo!

Read article

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was this week. Thank you to Orbit for creating this GIF! Here are some actionable ways to improve your mental health:

🌱 Do things just for fun because it makes you feel happy. It doesn't have to be related to your career. This helps you feel recharged.

🌱 Assess your relationships. Do you ever feel drained when you talk with someone as the relationship feels one-sided or toxic? That's a sign to leave.

🌱 Recognize burnout and take breaks regularly. Burnout is real and looks different for everyone. Joyce from our content team also created a carousel about burnout. Check it out here!

See all of our tips in our post


Community

Drawtober

This week's theme is....

Gaming! (Fluffle Tamagotchi illustration by Grace Ling)

Drawtober in our Discord community is taking place all of October! Drawtober is a series of 4 fun art adventures co-hosted by our team and Discord's art team. We will feature some surprises for you at the end. To see all of the details, hop into our Discord and view the #πŸŽƒπŸ‘€drawtober-info channel (link to specific message)

Featured Drawtober Art

Our Buddies (from left to right, top to bottom) Vy, Charissa, Akira, Corey, Chelsea, Gazal, Walt, and Jade have submitted some wonderful art based on our week 1 theme - fall or pumpkin spice!

Resources shared on Discord

⭐️ Access guide - a friendly introduction to accessibility (website)

⭐️ Figma plugin that automatically generates dark themes (plugin)

⭐️ How to talk about impact in your design projects with Femke (video)

We also hosted Femke on for a talk about how to level up your design career with side projects! Watch it here

Fun finds

Future of design:

πŸš€ Digital ownership of art pieces with NFTs such as Cryptopunks (watch)

πŸš€ Designing worlds and avatars embodying identity (watch)

πŸš€ Meshing physical and digital worlds by reducing interfaces (read)


Jobs

Recent design roles we found in our community's jobs channel. Hop into our Discord for more!

πŸ’Ό Brand Designer, Product Designer, and Illustrator roles, Airfoil | πŸ“ Remote (application)

πŸ’Ό UX Designer, One More Multiverse | πŸ“ Fully remote (application)

πŸ’Ό Graphic Designer, Lux Research | πŸ“ Multiple states in US (application)

πŸ’Ό Associate Product Designer, IGN Entertainment | πŸ“ US, remote (application)

πŸ’Ό Graduate UX Designer, Concentra |πŸ“ London (application)

For our Canadian Buddies looking for internships, check out Nadia and Pat's Design Internships Canada database!

Are you a hiring manager looking to feature jobs in our newsletter? Please fill out our partnerships form to get in touch with us!


About Design Buddies

Design Buddies is an inclusive design community aimed to connect and empower designers by providing free resources, events, mentorship, and more.

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Best,

Your Fluffle Fam