Welcome to the eighteenth edition of
The QD Monthly!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The QD Monthly, QTBIPOC Design's digital publication that aims to provide you with updates on our community along with some tools, resources, inspiration, and more to take with you wherever you are in your design journey. 😁  In this issue, we...

  • Come to you with info on our next UX Night and other community happenings
  • Take a moment to celebrate Pride Month! 🌈
  • Share some cool, helpful, and fun resources 
  • Share job opportunities from our Slack community job board
  • & much more! 

✨ News & Events

This Tuesday 6/14, we're hosting a beautiful pride panel with three amazing design leaders: Micah Rivera, Nikita Washington, and Treavor Wagoner to learn about their journey into design and their experiences within the creative industry.

Meet our Panelists

Micah Rivera is a proud Latine/x non-binary Principal Product Designer and community organizer. Founder of Queer x Design, they are committed to using their skills and acquired privilege as a design leader to make products that help improve the lives of queer, disabled, BIPOC, underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Nikita Washington is a Black Trans UX Designer currently working at Ally, a leading digital financial services company. Transitioning from education to user experience design, Nikita highlights her personal experiences and the challenges she overcame in the hope that it will inspire folx from nontraditional backgrounds to pursue a career in tech.
Treavor Wagoner is a Black and queer designer, specializing in design systems. His nearly-two decade career has been a wild adventure full of working with great people, traveling to beautiful places, and experiencing amazing opportunities. He’s also a writer and published his first book in 2016. He recently co-led, Black UX Austin, an organization aiming to provide a safe and enriching experience for Black UX professionals in Austin. He supports the Trevor Project, RAINN, and Beach Please water cleanup in India.
Join QTBIPOC Design as we read and discuss books within the intersection of equity, design, and tech every other month.

Introducing our next book... Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin! We'll be meeting to discuss on Tuesday, September 27. Hope to see you there! Be sure to also join us on Slack to stay up to date on the latest book club-related updates!
📢 Want to get involved with helping to plan and organize our events?
We are always looking for people to join us on our planning committee!
Email us at or simply reply back to this email if you're interested!

✨ Now Hiring

Check out some of the recent opportunities posted in our job board this month! Be sure to join us on Slack to get the latest updates and info on new opportunities.
📢 Are you hiring? Submit your job postings to the QTBIPOC Design Job Board!

✨ Upcoming events & resources

Queer Design Club Summit →
QDC Summit is a one-day conference celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ+ designers to the industry, and shining a light on the inequalities these designers face at work. QTBIPOC folx can apply for free tickets here.
America on Tech Panel: LGBTQIA+ Communities, Technology, and the Future of Work →
In honor of Pride month, America on Tech will be hosting a live panel discussion to celebrate LGBTQIA+ professionals in a variety of tech and tech-enabled fields. 
Accessible Social →
A free resource hub for digital marketers, communication professionals, content creators, and everyday social media users.

🏳‍🌈 Celebrating Pride 2022

The history of the pride flag and tips for inclusive
design →
A closer look with us into the history of the Pride flag and how to make design more inclusive.
Designs that celebrate Pride month →
LGBTQ+ designers are transforming the industry. In honor of Pride, 9 inspiring designers are showing that love has no single form.
Books to celebrate Pride month →
From history books and cozy mysteries to plenty of romance, here are some of NPR's recommendations to help you mark Pride Month.

Thanks for reading, and take care!

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