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Design beginner? Start here.

No design experience? Join our rigorous 4-week Design 101 online course! You’ll embark on a 1-on-1 journey with your Designlab mentor to learn the fundamentals of design. This is the first step for product design beginners, and a prerequisite for enrollment in UX Academy.

The next Design 101 cohort begins on October 4th.

Start with Design 101

Design beginner? Start here.

No design experience? Join our rigorous 4-week Design 101 online course! You’ll embark on a 1-on-1 journey with your Designlab mentor to learn the fundamentals of design. This is the necessary first step for beginners who hope to pursue a career in product design.

The next Design 101 cohort begins on October 4th.

Start with Design 101

A top designer will be your mentor.

Our powerful network of Designlab mentors is our secret weapon. When you enroll, we’ll pair you with an experienced professional designer. They’ll guide your progress and prepare you to succeed in your new UX design career.

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Poyi Chen

Designer at Chegg

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Erika Harano

Design Educator

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Simon Brunton

Freelance Designer

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Samantha Clark

Art Director at Feather

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Qa'id Jacobs

Product & System Designer

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Justin Hanson

Sr Product Designer at Classy

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Cassandra Cappello

Product Designer at TouchBistro

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Kasey Wang

User Experience Designer

Meet our mentors

Looking for a quick power-up?

Improve on specific UX/UI skills with these specialized 4-week Designlab courses.

UX Research & Strategy

Discover how to make better products through user insight and understanding. Learn the key principles of human-centered design and how to turn user research findings into concrete product features. Perfect for aspiring UX professionals, project managers, entrepreneurs, and more.

Next course: October 4th

UI Design

Once you’ve mastered the basics, dive deeper into creating pixel-perfect user interfaces through an in-depth study of layout, color, typography, and more. You’ll finish the course with a polished prototype to add to your portfolio. Perfect for mid-level designers and those hoping to hone their existing skills.

Next course: October 4th

UX: Interaction Design

Design isn’t just about making something beautiful, but also making it easy to use. Learn key interaction design principles, how to structure the design of products around the goals of users, and how to sketch and wireframe your design ideas. Perfect for product managers and developers who want to work better with designers.

Next course: October 4th

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Why Designlab?

We believe that online education should be rigorous yet affordable.

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Affordable education

We don’t believe that a great education should have to completely drain your bank account. We are proud to offer one of the most affordable options in the UX bootcamp space, and we offer convenient payment plans to fit anyone’s budget.

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Challenging curriculum

Our courses are designed to push you. Whether your goal is to pick up a few new skills or to launch yourself into a new career in UX design, our mentor-led process will give you the tools and motivation that you need to achieve your desired goal.

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Mentorship and community

Great education is built on human connection. In all of our courses, you’ll develop a relationship with a top designer through one-on-one mentoring sessions and collaborate with a vibrant community of students from across the globe. You’ll never feel alone in a Designlab course.

Affordable education

Wallet illustration

Affordable education

We don’t believe that a great education should have to completely drain your bank account. We are proud to offer one of the most affordable options in the UX bootcamp space, and we offer convenient payment plans to fit anyone’s budget.

Challenging curriculum

Curriculum illustration

Challenging curriculum

Our courses are designed to push you. Whether your goal is to pick up a few new skills or to launch yourself into a new career in UX design, our mentor-led process will give you the tools and motivation that you need to achieve your desired goal.

Mentorship and community

Community illustration

Mentorship and community

Great education is built on human connection. In all of our courses, you’ll develop a relationship with a top designer through one-on-one mentoring sessions and collaborate with a vibrant community of students from across the globe. You’ll never feel alone in a Designlab course.

Real outcomes

At Designlab, we believe that if you put in the work, you’ll see the results. That’s why we offer our Tuition Reimbursement Guarantee. Here are just a few of the industry-leading companies our graduates have found work with:

Microsoft
Accenture
Facebook
Deloitte
RGA
Cisco
Samsung
Paypal
Adidas
Huge
IBM
American Express

You’re in great company.

Hundreds of UX Academy graduates have
landed amazing UX design roles!

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Peter Javorkai

UI Designer at Adidas

“I got a job offer from Adidas just before I started my second capstone project on UX Academy!”

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Sammy de Joya

UX Designer at Comrade Agency

“UX Academy was great. It helped give me the kick start that I needed to learn all the basic design concepts.”

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Wendy Pei

Product Designer at Microsoft

“The confidence I came out with really propelled me into the job hunt. I received several offers in just a month.”

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Celeste North

UX Designer at Backbase

“I learned sketching, wireframing, prototyping, UI kits, personas, and user flows. These are all key skills for my work.”

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