We move better together

Mike Joosse Oct 6 Announcements, News

2018 has been an unbelievable year for Designation, and we’ve had a lot to celebrate so far, especially reaching the milestone of 500 graduates and our acquisition by Flatiron School and WeWork. We’re not quite done celebrating, as we’re excited to announce that Designation will start 2019 at WeWork’s brand-new 515 N State St location in Chicago.

Moving into our present WeWork location at the beginning of 2018 was a big leap for the program. We didn’t only join a coworking space; we joined an ecosystem, infused with a care for smart design and thoughtful amenities that covers every detail of the member experience. And we’ve been able to tap into a worldwide network of 200,000 WeWork members as clients, hiring partners, strategic partners, and allies supporting our mission. Even before we were a WeWork company, we loved being WeWork members.

This will be Designation’s biggest campus yet, in a newly-built-out, 6,000+ sq. ft. space flooded with natural light. We’ll share this space with our partners at Flatiron School and WeWork; it will serve as a regional hub for WeWork leadership and initiatives that span the entire company. And the space is located in the thriving River North neighborhood, with everything a designer here might need (including a fitness center in the building, the Red Line subway right outside, and the world-famous Eataly food hall a block away).

We said it before: change will always be a part of Designation, because it’s a necessary part of the digital design process and a constant of having a growth mindset. We teach MVP building, where no version of a product is ever perfect, but the quest to keep improving it will always drive innovation and a better user experience. We run Designation in a similar way, and this move is another link in a long chain of iterative improvements that allow us to remain the strongest, most rewarding digital design education program in the world.

We’re proud to make show the world an even better version of Designation in our new space at 515 N State St starting in 2019. Download our program overview to schedule a consultation or apply to join the program today. We’ll see you there.

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