What students say
"Martino's been a great teacher, very responsive, always easy to get in contact with. He always has resources to recommend and has real world experience to back up all of his examples. He's also been very flexible with time, which has been wonderful. Overall, a great mentor and I had a great experience with Designlab."
- Clarissa Hart, UX Academy
"I had Martino as my mentor for my Design 101 Class. In my first session, when I expressed my interest in getting into design as a career, he immediately started setting me up with fully tailored advice. When he found out that I lived in the Bay Area, he immediately suggested that I start getting plugged into the design community through Meet Ups. And when I asked what kind of books or media would help me on my journey, he gave me a spreadsheet of resources he's used over the years! I really appreciated his eagerness to set me on the right path, and I'll definitely be using everything he's given me this year!"
- John Yaw, Design 101 v1
"Martino was a great mentor who gave me precious insights into the world of typography and graphic design as a whole. His positivity and encouragements throughout the course have given me great energy and motivation in pursuing my online studies of design. Thank you, Martino!"
- Gabrielle Houeix, Typography
"I liked Martino a lot. He gave me a lot of helpful feedback and advice. He had a great knowledge of UI and graphic design. He seemed eager to share his knowledge. He was also a very friendly guy and nice to chat with."
- Douglas Rice, Design 101 v1
"Martino is a humble, kind, and a great mentor who gives a lot of motivation and advice for the new student entering the world of UX. Thank you Martino for your 4 weeks mentoring, you opened my eyes and mind to be better prepared for the world of UX."
- Afif Adi Wiratama, UX Research & Strategy
"Martino is a great mentor, whenever you have a doubt or a issue he explains it all with details and gives you more information even if its not include on the course (e.g. some blogs or references). He makes sure to know your goals so he can give you feedback."
- Daniel Juárez, UX: Interaction Design
"Martino was a great mentor! He helped me with feedback that was clear and appropriate for my level of knowledge. At the end of the course he also gave me a ton of resources and ideas to move forward in my development."
- Erica Mann, Design 101 v1
"Martino was extremely thorough with his answers to my questions. He provided me with a rich understanding of the foundations of design and the possible directions I could take my career. "
- Nicole Albrecht, Design 101 v1
"He's been very nice and helpful trying to understand my needs regarding this course. "
- Rita Zapata, UX Research & Strategy
"Martino is great. He was flexible with my schedule changes and always shared professional feedback without being overwhelming or demanding. He was very knowledgeable of photoshop / sketch tools. "
- Federica Fiore, Design 101 v1
"Martino is very enthusiastic and passionate about design which really showed in our sessions. He was great with giving useful feedback in a timely manner. Our sessions were always very productive and I always felt like I walked away knowing a lot more than i had before. He's a great teacher and I really appreciate the time and effort he spent helping me grow and learn more. "
- Courtney Wood, Design 101 v1