Learn Design

A fully immersive 10 week program in Chicago


Overview Curriculum Careers Alumni Tuition
UI, UX, & Coding
Overview

A career accelerator for digital designers.


Go back to college if you want a degree. But come to DESIGNATION if you want a new career. Intended for experienced designers looking to expand their skill set, DESIGNATION is an innovative new approach to design education. In 10 weeks, we'll expose you to the full-stack of key design skills, with special emphasis on UX, UI, and front-end web development in a creative, collaborative, immersive environment.

Curriculum

Learn the full stack of design skills.


The day of the dedicated specialist is over. To be dangerous in the modern design world, you have to be agile enough to do whatever needs to be done. That’s why we take a heuristic approach, and expose you to the full spectrum of design skills in a program that combines core principles with practical applications. It can get a little intense, so we expect students to devote a minimum of 60 hours a week to the program.
Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
UX
User Experience
Interactions
Interaction Design
Strategy
Design Strategy
Research
Design Research
Usability
Usability
Visual
Visual Design
Adobe
Photoshop
Adobe
Illustrator
User
Experience
Interaction
Design
Design
Strategy
Design
Research
Usability
 
Visual
Design
Typography
Typography
Branding
Branding
Layout
Layout
Mobile
Mobile Design
HTML
HTML
CSS
CSS
JavaScript
JavaScript and jQuery
Responsive
Responsive Design
Typography
Branding
Layout
Native Mobile Design
HTML
CSS
JavaScript and jQuery
Responsive Design
Graphics
Careers

Get a head start on a new career.


The jobs are out there, waiting to be filled. All that’s missing is you. That’s why DESIGNATION provides training for design skills we already know are in high demand. Our program places a strong emphasis on portfolio construction, with the full focus of your time dedicated to creating portfolio-ready pieces. After graduating, we'll help you find a job through our extensive career network of innovative technology companies. And if you do get a full-time gig with one of our Hiring Partners, we'll refund half of your tuition.
Alumni

Our students come from all walks of life.


Here's what some of our alumni have to say about us:

Katherine

Katherine Raz

Fall 2013 Cohort

“Everything I learned at DESIGNATION is what I'm using at my new job. As a design researcher, I'm much more valuable and useful to my company. Everything I learned in the class really validated what I'm doing now.”

Dr. Chad Abed

Dr. Chad Abed

Summer 2013 Cohort

“As a practicing doctor, I had little background in design & development. DESIGNATION was very well designed to make starting from scratch very enjoyable. … This course was easily my best spent money this whole year.”

Sheila

Sheila Arora

Summer 2013 Cohort

“DESIGNATION provided instruction, tools, and resources to help me understand that good design is more than just a pretty logo (I’m an artist, what do you expect). It’s a well thought out process that builds on research and user-experience.”

Laura Grey

Laura Grey Humphrey

Summer 2013 Cohort

“I had looked at other options and DESIGNATION by far was the most cost effective and time efficient. The size of the class was great. The student to teacher ratio gave all students a chance to learn in their own way.”

Amy

Amy Sherman

Fall 2013 Cohort

“DESIGNATION provided us with a valuable overview of different topics within the field of digital design. … I came in with zero design experience and learned a lot about design while having fun.”

Daniel

Daniel Marushka

Fall 2013 Cohort

“DESIGNATION has proven to be an invaluable source of information about modern industry trends. The instructors provided a great wealth of knowledge on all topics we studied in design.”

Tuition

Tuition is $2,000.


Get refunded $1,000 of your tuition if you take a full-time job with one of our Hiring Partners after completing the program.

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