Design Community of ukraine
The designer community is a powerful force of change, creativity and innovation. With 485 design agencies listed on Clutch, the Ukrainian community consists of thousands of creative individuals.
As of the 24th of February 2022, when russia has started a full-scale war in Ukraine, lots of people woke up in a different world. The Ukrainian Design community faced a challenge that they never expected to undergo in their life. Nonetheless, while I am writing this blog post it’s been over 40 days into the war, we see that the tech industry withstood severe obstacles with 85% of the companies fully functioning during the time of war.
💙💛 The support we got from the entire world was enormous. Multiple people, organizations, and companies reached out and provided a hand to our refugees, army and basically to any Ukrainian in need.
In this post, we put together some of the resources for web designers our team uses every day and that #StoodwithUkraine.
5 best resources for web designers that stood with Ukraine
☝️Figma is definitely on the top of must-have resources for web designers. We use it for web/app UI/UX design, and prototyping.
“Putin’s war on Ukraine is an attack on democratic values — values core to Figma’s vision of making design accessible to all. We are blessed with the incredible diversity and international composition of our team and the larger Figma community and we see very clearly the pain that Figma’s Ukrainian community is going through.”
☝️We use InDesign for ebook design, and Photoshop for graphic design.
“Over the past several days, we have continued to witness unprovoked, violent attacks on Ukraine and the tragic loss of innocent lives. The images are horrifying and heartbreaking. As we see this tragedy unfold, we believe we have a responsibility to ensure our products and services are not used in support of this unlawful war.’
☝️We use it for sharing our work, getting new clients, and networking.
“Over the last decade, we’ve had the honor to welcome talented Ukrainian creatives to this community: more than 94,000 Dribbble designers and 1,200 Creative Market shops are based in Ukraine. On February 24, their lives and dreams were suddenly shattered by conflict. According to the UNHCR, the number of civilians fleeing Ukraine has now reached 2 million, making it the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”
☝️ Best for engaging stock videos and photos.
“The Depositphotos and VistaCreate teams condemn violent and unlawful actions carried out on behalf of Russia. We do not want our services to be used for the purpose of propaganda, disinformation, on any other reinforcement of unlawful actions.”
☝️Best for logo design.
” We stand with Ukrainians against the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. As online businesses and individuals who cannot physically help, let’s spread awareness through our platforms. Our designers created a “Stand with Ukraine” logo to show our support, which you can download for free. disinformation, on any other reinforcement of unlawful actions.”
What can you do?
Keep working with Ukrainian designers, why? They are cool, indeed. Also, you help them to overcome even a bigger challenge of keeping the economy running and growing.
For those who are willing to do more, these are the official websites:
🇺🇦 Glory to Ukraine! 🇺🇦