Join a community of design leaders

Bridge is a professional development program for design leaders from product, communication, and management backgrounds. Join a lifelong community of exceptional designers.

Upcoming Programs

Product Design

Share the latest methods for designing successful apps and digital products.

Jan 23 - Mar 1, 2017

Communication Design

Exchange best practices for creating leading brands, visual systems, and content.

Jan 23 - Jun 5, 2017

Design Management

Focus on the best ways to manage your creative process and team as a design leader.

Jan 23 - Sep 5, 2017


See how the best design teams produce great work

Bridge Fellows join a program with a small group of experienced designers from our partner companies. As a fellow, you’ll meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for family-style dinners, workshops, and inspiring talks from leading creatives. Past speakers have included Facebook’s Julie Zhuo, who spoke about designing with intention, and Bret Victor, who talked about the future of creative tools.

We focus on revealing the creative process behind noteworthy examples of design by leading tech companies. Our off-the-record gatherings expose you to insights you won’t often hear about anywhere else. We emphasize both craft and leadership skills throughout each program.



Connect with the Bay Area’s best companies for design

We partner with up to 30 companies with industry-leading design practices. Fellows connect with senior designers and leaders from these companies during intimate weekly dinners and special events. We select partners who have a meaningful mission, invest in their design team, and use design as a key differentiator.

Many fellows enter the program by accepting a new full-time role at one of our partner companies. If you’re looking for a new role, we simplify the process with one common application that’s visible to all our hiring partners. If you want to stay at your current company, you can still apply to participate in our professional development programs.

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Join a supportive community of influential designers

We host curated gatherings with Bridge Fellows, Alumni, and Guild members, such as Women in Design and Source to share insights and bring together our extended design community. As a Bridge Fellow, you become part of a supportive group of influential designers who are available for collaboration and one-on-one discussions about your career and craft.

Magical Experiences: Monument Valley

Ken Wong, 2014 Apple Design Award

Upcoming Programs

Product Design

Share the latest methods for designing successful apps and digital products.

Jan 23 - Mar 1, 2017

Communication Design

Exchange best practices for creating leading brands, visual systems, and content.

Jan 23 - Jun 5, 2017

Design Management

Focus on the best ways to manage your creative process and team as a design leader.

Jan 23 - Sep 5, 2017

Apply to Bridge

Want to know more? Check out our eligibility info and FAQ page.


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Meet a few of our Bridge Alumni

Having Designer Fund open doors to vetted, design-focused companies around San Francisco has allowed me to actually do work I am passionate about.

If you feel like you're only experiencing one way to design, one way to work with a team, one way to solve problems, Bridge will blow that up.

Being surrounded by incredibly talented designers and peers who were not only talking the talk but doing game-changing work inspired me to get my butt in my seat and keep trying.