Some design experience required

course level intermediate

Software experience required

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January 4th

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Course duration

4 weeks

10-15 hours per week

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course level intermediate

Some design experience required

Software experience required

January 4th

Next course begins

Only 20 days left to enroll

4 weeks

Course duration

10 hours per week

Average review 4.9/5

Reviews by SwitchUp

Why People Choose our Courses

Ready to hone your visual design skills? In this 4-week online course built for mid-level designers, you’ll learn how to improve a product’s look and feel.

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Learn UI fundamentals

Improve your fluency in areas like typography, color, imagery, and learn how to recognize common UI patterns.

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Master Modern UI Trends

Learn the latest in UI design like how to build seamless interfaces, play with bold gradients, and how to use geometric layers to differentiate your product.

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4 Mentor Sessions

Spend a total of 4 hours with a vetted professional designer who’ll review your work and give you personalized feedback. No more asking what if’s—get your questions answered directly.

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Certificate of Completion

Proudly display your new skills through a custom landing page certificate you can feature online that showcases your project work.

Learn UI fundamentals

Learn the Design Process illustration

Learn UI fundamentals

Improve your fluency in areas like typography, color, imagery, and learn how to recognize common UI patterns.

Master Modern UI Trends

Hands on Projects illustration

Master Modern UI Trends

Learn the latest in UI design like how to build seamless interfaces, play with bold gradients, and how to use geometric layers to differentiate your product.

4 Mentor Sessions

Mentor Sessions illustration

4 Mentor Sessions

Spend a total of 4 hours with a vetted professional designer who’ll review your work and give you personalized feedback. No more asking what if’s—get your questions answered directly.

Certificate of Completion

Certificate illustration

Certificate of Completion

Proudly display your new skills through a custom landing page certificate you can feature online that showcases your project work.

Expert Mentors

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Learn everything you need to know from the expert designers we’ve vetted to join our mentoring community.

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What you’ll learn through UI Design

After 4 weeks you'll improve your visual design skills in areas like color and type, learn how to identify and mimic key design patterns, and finish off the course with a high fidelity prototype to show off all your newfound knowledge.

Week 1

Getting Started

Start by familiarizing yourself with what UI Design is, where it originates from, and what are some common tools and principles tools that the field relies on.

Interactive Patterns

Learn how to recognize common design patterns and best practices for creating your own UI components within a design system.

Brand and Identity

Learn how a product’s brand impacts the design process and how to form your work according to a strict set of style rules.

Week 2

Visual Hierarchy

Understand how the order of elements on a page impacts how a user views and interacts with it.

Layouts and Grids

Learn how to create visual alignment and harmony by utilizing grids.

Responsive Web Design

Examine best practices for creating designs that scale across different devices, viewports, and display resolutions.

Week 3

Color

Learn how color can impact the look and feel of a product and its interface.

Typography

Look at different type classifications, styles, and learn how to choose the right typefaces.

Iconography

Learn how to use icons to create hierarchy, highlight information, and help express meaning in a product.

Week 4

Prototyping

Create your very own high fidelity prototype and learn more about rapid iteration.

Handoffs

Finish the course by learning how to hand off designs to other members of a product term.

Student Success Stories

See what past students thought about the course.

Cella

Cella

Current Role: Developer

Design Experience: Beginner

“I truly believe that learning design makes you a better developer.”

I'm a developer, but have always been interested in design. My interest in UX had grown in the past year and I truly believe that learning design makes you a better developer.

I was initially interested in taking a Designlab course to give me an introduction to design, but the most exciting part was being paired with an incredible mentor. Qa’id’s insight gave me so many ideas of how to better collaborate with my team, while the course taught me how to speak their language. I highly recommend Designlab to anyone who wants to be an aspiring designer or developers who want to become better collaborators!

Qa’id Jacobs
Qa’id Mentor

Current Role: Product Designer

Design Experience: 9+ years

“Working with students like Cella is exactly why I’m happy to be a Designlab mentor”

Cella was like most of us as we start our design careers: inspired, excited, and ready to go in all directions.

As she progressed through the coursework and refined her skills, I was happy to be there to give my suggestions, perspectives, and anecdotes, which seemed to help Cella focus her energy on the areas of design that resonated most with her. Working with students like Cella is exactly why I'm happy to be a Designlab mentor.

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Course Project Preview

Take a look at an actual course project from one of our past students. With our platform, students and mentors are able to comment directly on specific sections of the project for feedback.

Ben

Ben Mentor

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Really good work Nicole! Love the icon treatment on the top right (+bookmark icon), much better than before. Also feels cleaner after removing the horizontal separators. Great job!

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Nicole

Nicole

Process

I found doing this high-fidelity design for The Aardvark homepage really fun. I put together all previous exercises: layout, colour, type and icons and created this page. Bringing the page 'to life' was great—makes it all seem very real.

Feedback

Any & all feedback will be appreciated.

Read about Nicole's work

Nicole

Nicole

Process

I found doing this high-fidelity design for The Aardvark homepage really fun. I put together all previous exercises: layout, colour, type and icons and created this page. Bringing the page 'to life' was great—makes it all seem very real.

Feedback

Any & all feedback will be appreciated.

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Ben

Ben

Status updated
Approved

Really good work Nicole! Love the icon treatment on the top right (+bookmark icon), much better than before. Also feels cleaner after removing the horizontal separators. Great job!

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Expand your visual design skills to digital interfaces

Perfect for growing skills or refocusing your career.

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Flexible deadlines with coursework

Early morning, late at night, on the weekends—it’s up to you.

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Created for working professionals

Perfect for adding new skills, or starting a career change.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this course different than Design 101? What should I already know?

Compared to Design 101, this course is more advanced and requires previous experience using a design tool. Students are expected to at least have a basic level of design knowledge before they take this course.

Can I take this to become a UI Designer?

On it’s own this course isn’t enough to guarantee a job in UI design. Combined with prior experience however, an existing designer could use this to establish a UI portfolio or refocus their career.

Does a mentor get assigned to me or can I pick a mentor?

We do our best to match mentors and students based on timezone and availability, but if you have a request we’re happy to try and accommodate it!

How are mentor sessions scheduled?

Mentor sessions are flexible—you schedule them yourself based on your mentor's posted timeslots. You can also reach out to your mentor to figure out the best time that works for both of you!

Do you offer any discounts?

We currently offer discounts for existing students, and veterans. We also offer a 2-month payment plan where the course price is split into two halves. We’ve also had past students’ employers sponsor their course tuition.

What is the course pacing?

Each week students have a set of curriculum & projects that they can work through at their own pace. Expect to spend 10-15 hours a week to complete everything along with your weekly mentor call. Night owls or early birds, it doesn’t matter, just as long as you finish your work on a weekly basis.

What if I can’t start the course on launch day?

Since the course is self paced and flexible in nature—when you decide to start your first week’s curriculum is up to you. As long as you’re able to get your work done by the following week, the rest if up to you.

What if I don’t like the course?

You can drop the course at anytime and we’ll refund you completely! We have a 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

What if I’m a part of a team that wants to take this course?

We’re happy to work with a team or company and optimize the course to teach several students at once. Depending on how many students there are, we’re happy to offer additional discounts. Please contact our head of partnerships for more information: manuela@trydesignlab.com.

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