The DESIGNATION alumni community grows by 22 designers tonight with the graduation of the Yucca Cohort. Yep, we’re on the “Y” of our cohort alphabet, which means many incredible people have come through the program since 2014. The Yucca Cohort brings our total community number to 406 designers working all over the world.
Over the past few months, we’ve seen some of our fastest hiring rates in our history, with as many as 15 designers—almost a full cohort!—hired in a single week. An increasing number of companies write us to say they’ll only hire DESIGNATION grads. Our reputation grows stronger with every hire.
If you take a snapshot of alumni six months removed from the program, 338 out of 350 graduates are employed. This year, we saw our first group of alums land at tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Lyft, and many others.
None of this is possible without our alums and our incredibly hard-working team. Our program continues to evolve, our community continues to grow, and we’re committed to perpetual iteration to ensure DESIGNATION and our graduates continue to flourish.
We’re building the strongest community in the world—one that provides education, mentorship, teaching opportunities, philanthropy, but most importantly the joy and professional fulfillment that comes from designing solutions to everyday problems.
Congratulations to the Yucca Cohort and to the DESIGNATION community at large. We couldn’t be more proud of you.
If you want to be a part of what over 400 amazing grads have already done, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS: We’re exploring advanced program offerings like service design, UX writing, AR/VR design, and more. We want to hear from you: What do you want to see DESIGNATION offer?