Diversity + Inclusive Design + Accessibility = LA DIA

LA DIA Design is a design cooperative that houses apprenticeships for early career and transitioning tech professionals.

We're a training ground for design and tech professionals.

Most companies don't have the time to invest in new designers. LA 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.
8
students/recent grads who have worked with us
3
Total projects and initiatives so far
200
total hours dedicated
$10,000
Total dollar equivalent of resources donated

We offer apprenticeship opportunities to develop their skillset and gain practical knowledge. Each apprentice is paired with a more experienced coach to mentor them through working with clients, navigating the design process, and developing skills in user experience and design. We have recruited seasoned UX professionals to serve on our advisory board to guide us on every step of the way. 

THE TEAM

Jesse Lee Despard

Jesse Lee Despard

UX researcher
Kao-wei Chen

Kao-wei Chen

Full-Stack Developer

Advisory Board

Alexis Mendoza

Alexis Mendoza

Co-Founder and User Researcher
Geno Sanchez

Geno Sanchez

Co-Founder and User Researcher
Grace Lau

Grace Lau

Co-Founder and Information Architect
Lynn Boyden

Lynn Boyden

Information Architect