Belong is a group of creative professionals working towards diversity in design. We provide insights, materials and tools to help build meaningful inclusion.
Right now, the creative industry is predominantly homogeneous. A lack of perspectives from underrepresented groups have led to numerous problems – from Snapchat’s racist filters, or the bias of Facebook’s newsfeed. Products designed to unite and empower us, all too often divide and disappoint us.
Researchers have quantified the financial, creative and cultural benefits of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. Yet despite this, we have yet to see meaningful inclusion within the creative industry.
To us this is an exciting problem.
“Can we use design to solve the lack of diversity in design?”
To be honest, we don’t know what the solution is. But one thing we do know is that the solution can be found in design, collaboration and hustle.
Design is about solving problems. For us this is that problem that matters. The unifying thread that connects all creatives is our desire to solve problems, to work together and to create things that make a difference in the lives of those around us.
We believe that design is about more than pixels.
We believe in action over talk.
We believe in failing fast, and failing often.
Most of all? We believe in you.
We believe that your ideas and experiences can make the world a better place.
If you believe as we believe, please contact us and let’s design the change we want to see in the world.