Celebrating Design Fraternity

Focuses on the people of the industry, not just technical stories

Physical Magazine Emulation
Empathising With The Empathisers


What’s inside the fifth issue

Design N’ Music

One of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal, music helps designers get in the zone. A special opinion poll by DW

Imagining A Brave New World

An introduction to design fiction and a recurring new feature where designers imagine and discuss futuristic interfaces

Overwhelms of a Budding Designer

A seasoned designer reflects on her journey and jots down some tips handy for beginners


What’s the story behind the name DesignWhine?

A whine among wolves indicates friendly interaction and a call for an assembly of the wolf pack.

Humans also whine and complain when they’re frustrated or dissatisfied with anything which is how we felt on the lack of ‘togetherness’ within the design fraternity.

‘Whine’ also rhymes with ‘Design’. There, we said it!

Who is behind this and where are you located?

The core team of DesignWhine has two people –

Rajat Agarwal , Founder and Editor-in-chief
Barkha Sharma , Community Manager

We also employ a few freelancers who work on various aspects of the magazine and website.

All of us work 100% remotely, we have no ‘headquarters’.

Can we download magazine issues as PDF or EPUB?

Not really.

DesignWhine is meant to be read online where it emulates the interactions of a physical magazine.

This is because one of the intents behind starting DesignWhine was to re-invent the retro feeling of reading a physical magazine like we all have grown up reading.

Can DesignWhine be read on mobile devices?


Only, on smaller devices the magazine renders one page at a time as opposed to two pages for larger devices.

Who sponsors you?

Well, nobody.

We’ve bootstrapped our way to launch and maintain DesignWhine. It is an independent venture that was born and continues to grow in moonlight after office hours.

However, we do accept occasional advertisements and sponsorships to pay for our production and server expenses.

If you’re interested in sponsoring please write to us – hello[at]designwhine[dot]com.

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