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DESIGNATION is the leading UX/UI design bootcamp


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 6 virtual weeksand let's make something that makes a difference.


Go wide and learn the breadth of product design skills including user experience, interaction design and user interface design. Then go deep and embrace the part of the curriculum you're personally most passionate about.


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

Can't wait? Call us at 440-503-2593

94% 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 18 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 6 weeks of virtual prep work, you will join us in-person for 12 weeks at our campus in Chicago, IL.

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Virtual Phase

Weeks 1–6 (Virtual)

Project Phase

Weeks 7–16

Portfolio Development

Weeks 17–18

Job Placement

Weeks 18+

Virtual Phase

At the start of the 18-week bootcamp experience, students opt into a UX or UI focused path, then get exposed to the key skills and tools of that discipline. 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.


UX Path Intro to User Research, Usability Testing, Research Synthesis, Wireframing, Prototyping
UI Path Style Tiles, Visual Design, Interaction Design Principles, Branding, Typography & Color Theory, Prototyping

Details

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

Project Phase

After mastering the basics, the Project Phase is all about applying what you've learned on both mock and live client projects. You'll be given the opportunity to work 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 be assigned a mentor who you’ll build a close, one-to-one relationship with as you explore new career opportunities, develop your portfolio, and refine the work you’re doing throughout the program.


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

Weeks 7-10 Team-based class project
Weeks 11-16 Work collaboratively on live client projects

Details

  • 70 hours/week
  • Mon - Fri @ 10AM - 9PM
  • Morning sprints
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on group learning

Portfolio Development

During this portion of the curriculum, you'll be given career workshops, studio tours, and one-on-one mentorship and guidance as you develop your resume, personal brand, and your portfolio. The goal of this phase is to develop case studies around the projects that you completed in the previous 10 weeks and to have a professional portfolio to begin your job hunt.



Weeks 17-18 Career counseling and portfolio development

Details

  • 70 hours/week
  • Mon - Fri @ 10AM - 9PM, Sat @ 10AM - 3PM
  • Career guidance
  • Mentorship
  • 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 18+ Post-graduation assistance

Details

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

Program Tuition: $11,800


Covering three distinct disciplines over 18 design-filled weeks, DESIGNATION offers incredible value for anyone looking to embark on a new career. It doesn't matter whether you're just starting out or an experienced pro, our 18-week long program will radically alter your career trajectory.

Click Here to read more about what the tuition includes, as well as to see a side by side comparison of DESIGNATION with a few other design programs.

Apply To The Next Class


Viridian Cohort

Available in:

Chicago, IL

Design Essentials -

Weeks 1-6 (virtual) -

Weeks 7-18 (in-person) -



Water Cohort

Available in:

Chicago, IL

Design Essentials -

Weeks 1-6 (virtual) -

Weeks 7-18 (in-person) -

Note, there will be no class 12/24 - 1/8.


Xenon Cohort

Available in:

Chicago, IL

Design Essentials -

Weeks 1-6 (virtual) -

Weeks 7-18 (in-person) -

Note, there will be no class 12/24 - 1/8.


Yucca Cohort

Available in:

Chicago, IL

Design Essentials -

Weeks 1-6 (virtual) -

Weeks 7-18 (in-person) -

Note, there will be no class 12/24 - 1/8.


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