Sara Malek Barney, Founder and Principal Designer of Bandd/Design, has officially launched the Designer Alliance - a valuable networking group to unite industry professionals in Austin, Texas and beyond.

The Designer Alliance sets out to create a range of opportunities for its members, including building and strengthening relationships with fellow designers and vendors, increasing their exposure and credibility, and attending educational and networking events across the country. The result is an open and empowered community of industry experts able to gather and share ideas in full transparency and total confidentiality, allowing for a much deeper, more enriching designer experience. 

“Being an Austin native who constantly travels to places like Los Angeles, New York and beyond, I noticed a lack of assembly amongst my peers in recent years,” said Barney. “I am starting this group to unite industry professionals in several areas, especially those without established design centers.”

To celebrate the launch of the Designer Alliance, Sara will host an event this May for Austin-based design professionals to enjoy an educational panel and an exclusive preview of this new and exciting networking group.

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 4pm - 7pm CT

Where: Four Hands Showroom - 2090 Woodward St, Austin, TX 78744

All interested design professionals may apply to join the Designer Alliance here.