Designation hit a milestone earlier this year when we graduated our 500th designer. It was an achievement we were always excited to reach when our first cohort launched in 2014. It was the result of years of dedication and iteration, building the strongest, most immersive digital design education program in the world. Today, we’re proud to officially announce an even bigger milestone: Designation has joined Flatiron School and the global WeWork family.
Flatiron School was founded in 2012 with the mission to enable the pursuit of a better life through education and thoroughly prepare students for careers in coding. Now with six in-person campuses and an online campus, Flatiron School is top-rated and highly respected in the bootcamp industry. And WeWork was founded in 2010 with the mission to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Today, WeWork provides more than 268,000 members around the world with space, community and services to enable them to create meaningful work and lead meaningful lives. Both share Designation’s commitment to community and our mission of preparing designers for a lifetime of learning and career success in a rapidly-evolving industry. That mission remains our guiding light and the foundation of our curriculum. As part of Flatiron School, we look forward to working together to expand our programs, further enhance the learning experience for our designers, and make our best-in-class program even more accessible.
Over the last four years, our community has grown to thousands of alumni, future graduates, hiring partners, career mentors, guest speakers, and staff. We’re forever grateful to our remarkable community that’s helped us reach this milestone. With Flatiron School and WeWork, we look forward to growing this community exponentially.
We’ll have more announcements in the future about what we have planned for this new phase for Designation and how our communities will grow together. For now, we’re proud to continue to provide the best possible educational experience for people ready to start their journey to become UX and UI designers.
We hope you’ll join us along the way.