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DESIGNATION is the original bootcamp for aspiring designers.


Good design can change the conversation, but great design can change the world.

Join us over 12 weeks in our creative, collaborative work space ^plus 4 virtual weeksand let's make something that makes a difference.


Go wide and learn the full-stack of design skills including user experience, user interface, and front-end development. Then go deep and embrace the part of the curriculum you're personally most passionate about.


What is Full-Stack Design?

To learn more, fill out the information below to receive our program roadmap PDF

Can't wait? Call us at 312-265-0823

93% of graduates who wanted a new design job got one,
with an average salary increase of 62%.


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Bootcamp

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and start creating. Our fully-loaded 16 week program is built around the idea that the only way to learn something new is to just start doing it, and is equally beneficial for folks just starting their career, industry veterans, and anyone in between.

After completing 4 weeks of virtual prep work, you will join us in-person for 12 weeks at our campuses in Chicago, IL or St. Louis, MO.

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Virtual Prep Work

Weeks 1-4 (Virtual)

Design Immersion

Weeks 5-8

Portfolio Development

Weeks 9-16

Post-Graduation

Weeks 17+

Virtual Prep Work

These virtual prep-sessions and pre-class exercises set the table for what's to come. Because the material in the main program moves quickly, it's critical students be ready to start building interfaces right from the first day of the in-class session.


Week 1 Intro to Technology, UX, Design, and Prototyping
Week 2 UI and Branding
Week 3 HTML/CSS and Responsive Web Design
Week 4 JavaScript/jQuery + Website Project

Details

  • 30 hours/week
  • Weekly check-ins
  • Virtual coaching and feedback
  • Online peer collaboration
  • Tailored prep work

Design Immersion

After mastering the basics in the virtual session, the middle portion of the program is where we concentrate the majority of our traditional classroom sessions. Cumulative classes build and expand on one another in successive weeks, with special emphasis on problem solving, analytical thinking, and team collaboration guided by experienced professionals.


Week 5 Front-End Development
Week 6 UX Research Methodology
Week 7 Interaction Design (IxD)
Week 8 UI Design

Details

  • 70 hours/week
  • Mon - Fri @ 10AM - 9PM, Sat @ 10AM - 3PM
  • Morning topic sprints
  • Weekly evening classes
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on and group learning

Portfolio Development

You've learned the tools of the trade. Now it's time to apply them in a live client environment. You'll be working with a wide variety of outside companies to collaborate in teams and create real world deliverables. Check out the showcase for the kind of work you can expect to accomplish.


You'll also have discounted or free access to the most cutting-edge software in the design industry:


Weeks 9-16 Team and Individual Projects

Details

  • 70 hours/week
  • Mon - Fri @ 10AM - 9PM, Sat @ 10AM - 3PM
  • Career guidance
  • Mentorship
  • Passion projects
  • Portfolio and resume construction
  • Hiring Partner company introductions

Post-Graduation

The support and mentorship doesn't end at graduation. We're personally committed to working with every one of our alumni for as long as they need to continue evaluating work, providing mentorship and guidance, and facilitating job placement.

You will never be alone in your job search process. Ever. Read more about our unique post-gradute support.


Weeks 17+ Post-graduation assistance

Details

  • Career support
  • Monthly checkins
  • Continued mentorship
  • Unlimited email correspondence

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Fire Cohort


Available in:

Chicago, IL

Weeks 1-4 (virtual) -

Weeks 5-16 (in-person) -



Gold Cohort


Available in:

Chicago, IL

Weeks 1-4 (virtual) -

Weeks 5-16 (in-person) -



Hazel Cohort


Available in:

Chicago, IL

Weeks 1-4 (virtual) -

Weeks 5-16 (in-person) -



Ivory Cohort


Available in:

Chicago, IL

Weeks 1-4 (virtual) -

Weeks 5-16 (in-person) -



Jet Cohort


Available in:

Chicago, IL

St. Louis, MO

Weeks 1-4 (virtual) -

Weeks 5-16 (in-person) -



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