Bridge partners with over 30 startups with industry-leading design practices

Most partner companies actively hire Bridge applicants as full-time designers. They also nominate and sponsor their new and current designers to be Bridge Fellows. Learn more about hiring here and in the FAQ.

Hiring Partners

Our Hiring Partners work with us to grow their design teams, as well as to offer development opportunities to their current designers.



3 Ways to Be a Better Design Leader

Insights from top managers on working at the intersection of business and creativity

Getting to Yes: Achieving Alignment in the Design Process

Design a unique “path to yes” for your company through collaboration, communication, and coordination

Partners set a gold standard for design in tech

When we select Bridge partners, we look for:


  1. A great mission and potential for meaningful impact at scale
  2. Founders who value design and use it as a key differentiator
  3. Culture that supports and develops its design talent
  4. Significant user or customer traction
  5. Substantial funding (generally Series A or later)

Contact us at [email protected] to learn about how to become a partner and/or sponsor your experienced designers to participate in the program.


Meet a few of our Bridge Alumni

The ability to connect with startups that understand and value design the way that Bridge partners do is something very special.

Two years after doing the Bridge program, I continue to be inspired to mentor and share what I've learned with other designers, as a small token of appreciation for the mentors I've had.

If you want to learn from peers and design leaders, you should apply. If you want to feel challenged in your approach to design, you should apply. If you want to build a support network of fellow designers, you should apply.