Our mission is to help designers grow.

We’re a community-led nonprofit organization that focuses on giving people the space to find their rhythm and pace in understanding the digital creative practice and industry.

About DIA Design Guild

Most companies don't have the time to invest in new designers. DIA prides itself in providing a safe environment for early career and transitioning professionals to flex their skills and develop their portfolio by pairing them with senior coaches.

We help companies and nonprofits figure out their information and website needs by focusing on good user experience starting with research, strategy, structure, and design. We are committed to working with those who provide social, economic and environmental good to their communities.

DIA Design Guild embraces the slow movement of development and self-learning.

Programs and Initiatives

Books, games, and mentors


We offer long-term mentoring to help folks develop their skillset and gain practical knowledge.

Learn about the apprentice program

DIA Game Club

We have a creative space for gamers to learn and explore game making.

Learn about the game club

Leadership and Team

“A leader leads by example not by force” ~ Sun Tzu


Every year, we open applications for mentors and apprentices to join the DIA community.

Meet the apprentices


We seek out mentors who share the same vision and passion for design education.

Meet the mentors