About Us

Since Sep 2020, The Collective Studio, a global Discord community, unites designers, researchers & developers.

What makes TCS special?

We built our community on some very simple principles that inspire others to succeed in their careers!


We include perspectives from different people all over the world


We value giving others a chance to speak up and be themselves


We value understanding and listening to the needs of our community

Meet our founders

TCS is founded by Melanie Hicks and Clare Ho who are two career switchers who deliver UX workshops. Learn about what we bring to the community.

Melanie Hicks

Co-founder and Sprint Facilitator

Embark on a design journey with Melanie, an adept freelance product designer with over 8 years experience working with recognizable brands around the world. Melanie infuses passion and intellectual challenge into Design Sprint workshops that help career switchers think outside the box.

Clare Ho

Co-founder and Sprint Facilitator

Experience the transformative expertise of Clare, a dynamic UX leader spearheading Dow Jones' strategy! Clare is a versatile freelance a Designer whose clients include American Express. As co-founder of The Collective Studio, her zeal lies in nurturing aspiring designers to be their best!

Let’s make new connections!

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