Get exclusive access to the best design talent

Whether you're an established design team, a small business, or a freelancer getting off the ground, become a Designlab hiring partner and get access to the best new talent in UX/UI, product design, and branding. Designers graduate from our rigorous UX Academy course each month, ready to begin working right away. The curriculum includes:

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Rigorous, up-to-date curriculum covering UX, UI, and product design

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Weekly 1-on-1 mentoring with practicing professional designers

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100+ hands-on assignments & 4 final portfolio projects

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Group design critiques to develop presentation & communication skills

Incredible hiring partners

Join our network of 40+ world-class hiring partners, from top companies and agencies including:

VML
Intrepid
TWBA
BCG
Aquent
Siegel and Gale
Stash Wealth
Konrad

Why become a hiring partner?

Our graduates learn from practicing professionals, and are ready to work in real design teams.

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Exclusive access

Get access to top-tier UX/UI design talent from around the world. Our alumni have accepted jobs at Sony, Adidas, Microsoft, and other top companies.

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Talent to fit your needs

We have designers looking for full-time, part-time, and freelance opportunities. Whatever your hiring needs, our network can help to meet them.

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Unique company culture

Simplify your hiring pipeline, and find employees who are in tune with your company’s culture and values. You can even contribute bespoke curriculum!

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Grow your team

Designlab is a growing community of designers who are trained to work in today’s industries. Join us and be part of the future of design education.

Exclusive access

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Exclusive access

Get access to top-tier UX/UI design talent from around the world. Our alumni have accepted jobs at Sony, Adidas, Microsoft, and other top companies.

Talent to fit your needs

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Talent to fit your needs

We have designers looking for full-time, part-time, and freelance opportunities. Whatever your hiring needs, our network can help to meet them.

Unique company culture

Company Culture illustration

Unique company culture

Simplify your hiring pipeline, and find employees who are in tune with your company’s culture and values. You can even contribute bespoke curriculum!

Grow your team

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Grow your team

Designlab is a growing community of designers who are trained to work in today’s industries. Join us and be part of the future of design education.

Meet our alumni

Through our UX Academy program, students from diverse backgrounds study a rigorous curriculum. They complete dozens of hands-on projects
with the help of 1-on-1 mentoring from top product designers.

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Rachee Jacobs

Product Designer at Eved

“UX Academy isn’t easy, but it is worth it. I loved putting my portfolio together, and seeing everything I’d accomplished.”

Read Rachee’s story
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Anna Lee

Visual Designer at Centric Digital

“I am able to refer back to everything I learned and created, and I’m always remembering what my mentors taught me.”

Read Anna’s story
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Thomas Lei

UX Designer at Bleacher Report

“The curriculum covers everything you'll encounter as a UX Designer, from concepts to real hands-on deliverables.”

Read Thomas's story
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Kiruthika Mani

UI Designer at Tadaweb

“I learned to see design as an objective, collaborative activity as opposed to a personal, solitary pursuit.”

Read Kiruthika’s story

Partners love Designlab Talent for its rigor and flexibility

See what some of our world-class hiring partners have to say.

“We have been incredibly pleased from the candidates coming out of Designlab. They have been extraordinarily well-prepared and have consistently demonstrated a high level of talent. Designlab is our preferred design bootcamp!”

Intrepid

“I was very impressed with the caliber of talent shared, especially as they are junior. Their portfolios and case studies were presented beautifully!”

Aquent

Case Studies

Here’s what you can expect from our talented alumni.

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Lockaware

Case Study

Marty, CEO of Lockaware, knew he had a great concept and a great team, but needed a designer to make an elegant and functional website. His users would not be a tech-savvy clientele so he needed someone who could develop an easy-to-use website in one week.

Challenge

Quickly develop a style guide and marketing website wireframes for locksmith startup.

Solution

Marty was having a hard time looking for high-quality designers within his budget. He was immediately impressed by the quality of our designers. It was clear that Designlab would be able to provide him with excellent results within his budget and timeline. “Our designer, Edyta, always made herself available via slack and phone calls. She was transparent about her thought process and provided her own feedback. We actually learned so much about design hierarchy!”

Final Product

By working with a Designlab designer, Lockaware was able to get their style guide and marketing site mockups for their developer within their timeline. The result is a clean and elegant website that they can proudly share with investors, clients, and customers.

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PayNearMe

Case Study

PayNearMe is a payments solution that helps individuals pay their bills using cash at thousands of in-store locations around the country.

Background

Ernaz, marketing lead at PayNearMe, approached Designlab about a major upcoming feature launch the company was planning to undertake. PayNearMe wanted to rethink their visual identity to signal the new functionality their product would offer, and were hoping to bring in some external help.

Challenge

Work with the PayNearMe team to develop an updated set of style and brand guidelines to assist PayNearMe with their marketing relaunch.

Solution

Paul, a recent UX Academy graduate, first worked with the PayNearMe marketing & design team to understand their brand design goals. They considered a number of potential directions, including the role that illustrations, iconography, and photographic assets would play in supporting their brand appeal.

Paul worked with the team to create site maps, user flows, mockups, and conduct remote user testing to get feedback on multiple landing page flows the team was considering.

The team was able to bring in new perspectives under cost and within the timeline they were shooting for.

Final Product

After rounds of user testing and feedback from the PayNearMe team, Paul handed off a final package that included Sketch files and mockups of the homepage, guidelines for photographic assets to use in marketing collateral, and a set of detailed sitemaps, task flows, and user flows to support future work by the PayNearMe team.

“Designlab and Paul were amazing to work with. We gave them our old desktop UIs and they turned them around quickly with a new, streamlined, more modern, easy to use look and feel; along with a clickable demo. Way beyond our expectations and such a quick turn around! We'd recommend them without hesitation.”

Become a Designlab Partner in just 3 steps

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Apply through the form

Via the form below, submit some quick information about your team, your goals, and your design talent needs.

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Introductory call

A member of our team will reach out to learn more about your goals, interests, and timeline to assess how we can best work together.

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Join the network

We’ll start sending over qualified talent and discuss other ways to engage, like Capstone projects, portfolio reviews, and more.

Become our next hiring partner