The Design Database: Empowering Female Creatives

The Award-Winning Design Database Empowers Female Creatives

The Design Database was honored with the 2023 'Best Art Networking Platform of the Year' award by Corporate LiveWire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards in the UK.

The Design DatabaseNEW YORK— The Design Database, the pioneering community and job platform created for female and non-binary Creatives seeking greater exposure and opportunities, celebrates its remarkable journey under the visionary leadership of CEO Courtlyn Jones.

Since its inception in 2021, The Design Database has been transforming the landscape for female Creatives, offering them a unique space to showcase their talents, connect with like-minded individuals, and achieve their dreams.

Courtlyn Jones, a former graphic designer turned entrepreneur, faced numerous challenges while founding the platform. Despite rejections from investors and difficulties finding developers, her determination led her to acquire coding skills, enabling her to single-handedly build and relaunch the platform in April 2023. This unparalleled dedication is a testament to her unwavering commitment to supporting female Creatives, a mission that has become the heart and soul of The Design Database.

In addition to the platform’s success, Courtlyn Jones and her co-host, Kia Minor, launched the “Fearless Narratives” podcast, now in its second season, which spotlights remarkable female Creatives and entrepreneurs reshaping the world today. This initiative, along with the recently launched “Design Empower” digital magazine, further underscores The Design Database’s commitment to highlighting the incredible talents of women in the arts.

The recognition for The Design Database’s extraordinary impact extends beyond its community. The platform has been honored with the “Best Art Networking Platform of the Year” award for 2023 by Corporate LiveWire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards in the United Kingdom, marking its fourth award to date. Notably, Courtlyn Jones has received accolades for her Outstanding Leadership by Marketing 2.0 Conference, named Outstanding Woman Business Owner by the International Association of Women, and earned a place on Brainz Magazine’s Global 500 List of influential entrepreneurs.

The Design Database is more than a job platform; it is a vital support system for female Creatives, providing them with the tools and connections needed to thrive in the competitive creative industry. The platform’s incredible success, driven by Courtlyn Jones’s unwavering dedication and passion, continues to inspire and uplift female Creatives worldwide.

“I am proud of what I have achieved with The Design Database,” says Jones. “I faced many challenges along the way, but I never gave up on my vision, and I am excited to see where The Design Database will go in the future.”Courtlyn Jones, founder of The Design Database



Founded in 2021 by Courtlyn Jones, The Design Database is a groundbreaking community and job platform dedicated to empowering female and non-binary Creatives. With a mission to provide exposure, connection, and inspiration, The Design Database has become a leading force in the creative industry, fostering an inclusive space where talents can shine and dreams can come true.

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