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Career-defining digital design education

Over 500 graduates from around the world and every professional background have launched or advanced their digital design career at Designation.


Now, it’s your turn.


95.9%

get design jobs within six months

62%

average increase in salary

500+

alumni worldwide

Why Designation?

We don’t only teach UX, UI, and IxD for the digital age—we’re also proud to be the most thorough and highest-reviewed design program that focuses exclusively on user experience and user interface design.

Grads go on to work for companies including:

  • Apple
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM Design
  • Uptake
  • Yelp
  • Allstate
  • Bose
  • Capital One
  • E*TRADE
  • Nielsen
  • Walgreens
  • BoostHQ
  • LearnVest
  • Limbix
  • Outfittery
  • Recurly
  • Tallysticks
  • AKQA
  • Fjord
  • Huge
  • R/GA
  • SapientRazorfish
  • Slalom
Meet our alumni
Zoë Sinner

“It’s very unlikely that I would have been able to get to where I am today without Designation. It gave me the foundations I needed in design, networking and taught me design methodologies, all of which I’ve continued to build upon as I’ve grown throughout these jobs.”

Zoë SinnerUX Designer, Facebook

Learn how Designation is different

Download our free program overview.

Make the best investment

Designation’s cost-per-week, combined with our unique virtual/in-person program, makes us the most rewarding investment for your time and money.

 
Designation
General Assembly
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$13,950
Duration
24 weeks
10 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$1,395
In-person or remote
Both
In-person
 
 
Designation
Startup Institute
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$9,100
Duration
24 weeks
8 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$1138
In-person or remote
Both
In-person
 
 
Designation
Tradecraft
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$14,000
Duration
24 weeks
12 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$1167
In-person or remote
Both
Remote
 
 
Designation
Bloc
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$9,800
Duration
24 weeks
24 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$408
In-person or remote
Both
Remote
 
 
Designation
Center Centre
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$59,880
Duration
24 weeks
90 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$665
In-person or remote
Both
In-person
 
 
Designation
General Assembly
Startup Institute
Tradecraft
Bloc
Center Centre
Base enrollment fee
$15,800
$13,950
$9,100
$14,000
$9,800
$59,880
Duration
24 weeks
10 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks
24 weeks
90 weeks
Cost per week
$659
$1,395
$1138
$1167
$408
$665
In-person or remote
Both
In-person
In-person
Remote
Remote
In-person
 

Help with financing when you need it

We offer a variety of flexible payment options to ensure our program is affordable for anyone motivated to join Designation.

Drop in your email and we’ll send you more information.

Megan Streich

“The creation and success of Designation’s program has been integral to the growth of the local UX community. Prior to coming into contact with them, I had very little success placing new UX/UI talent. The market so desperately needed what they have been able to provide—graduates who are poised and eager to work, understand how to work through design challenges with real clients and have an overall passion and fire that can’t really be taught.”

Megan StreichSenior Talent Engagement Manager, WunderLand

Meet a few of our graduates

We’ve interviewed grads to tell us their stories about life at and after Designation. For more stories, visit our Alumni page.

Preunky Akther

Preunky Akther

Interaction Designer at Continuum

“Designation put me far ahead of so many of my Harvard classmates; those skills allowed me to be a leader on projects there. I came out of each project with something tangible we could present, not just a framework, because of Designation.”

Read Preunky’s Interview
Jeremy Lu

Jeremy Lu

Designer at Moment / Verizon

“Give it everything you’ve got. The rewards found at Designation are boundless and life-changing but are only obtainable if you put in 110%.”

Read Jeremy’s Interview
Melvin Latham

Melvin Latham

UX Designer at UniGroup

“Designation has made a significant impact in my life. I’ve stepped out of so many comfort zones and surprised myself with learning new things at a fast pace.”

Read Melvin’s Interview

Janina’s story

It was intimidating to take the leap into a digital design career, but for Janina, it was totally worth it.

Take the leap

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