About DIA Design Guild

Our mission is to help designers grow.

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.

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

We offer apprenticeship opportunities for early career and transitioning tech professionals 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 more experienced UX professionals in various areas to provide guidance and project-based mentorship.

The Team

Aileen Li

Aileen Li

Experience Design
Amanda King

Amanda King

UX Research and Design
Jessi Shakarian

Jessi Shakarian

Information Architecture
Lea Ibalio

Lea Ibalio

UX Apprentice
Miles Merwin

Miles Merwin

UX Design
Priyanka Sanghavi

Priyanka Sanghavi

UX Researcher
Sofiia Sveshnikova

Sofiia Sveshnikova

UX Design Apprentice
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Mentors

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
Jennifer Du

Jennifer Du

UX Designer
Jesse Lee Despard

Jesse Lee Despard

UX Researcher
John Khuu

John Khuu

Information Architect
Kao-wei Chen

Kao-wei Chen

Full-Stack Developer