If you’re interested in a career in product design, there are a few steps to consider before you go out and apply. First and foremost, you’ll need to learn how to be a product designer. Even if you’re already in the industry, you need to consistently upgrade your knowledge. It’s important to continue to learn to keep up in this ever-changing industry.
We’re here to help you thrive in the world of product design.
Our Approach to Launching Careers in Product Design
We offer our UX/UI design course in two formats – full-time and part-time. Just like the rest of our courses, if you don’t get a job within 6 months of graduating, you’ll get your tuition back.
You’ll also be coached on how to land the jobs of your dreams by your personal 1-on-1 mentor and our career coaches. The curriculum is divided into 7 phases.
UX/UI Design Fundamentals
This is the very first phase of the program, where you’ll learn about the basics of UX/UI Design. You’ll have a detailed understanding of what UX/UI Design means and what it takes to be a UX/UI Designer. You’ll learn the basic industry tools, and you’ll begin to apply your basic knowledge on UX/UI design.
Designing Your First Product
In this part of the course, you’ll take what you’ve learned in the first section and apply it to a real world project. You’ll get acquainted with major design tools like Figma, Sketch, and Webflow. By the end of this phase, you’ll come to find that you understand UX/UI design much better.
Designing Within a Team
This portion of the course is all about helping you become a team player. You’ll learn how to work as a UI/UX designer in a team. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with other teams to define solutions. By the end of this portion of the course, you’ll be able to apply design techniques to several types of challenging design situations.
This is the final phase of the program, where you work on the design process of a product of your choice. At this phase, you really dive into practical experience so that you’ll be ready for the professional world.
During this course, you’ll learn how to build a portfolio that’ll help you land your dream job. Not only that, but you’ll be able to use projects from the course as portfolio pieces. You’ll be far ahead of your competition when you build a solid portfolio as a beginner.
One of the best parts of our courses is that they’re designed to get you hired. When you join the course, you’ll be paired up with a 1-on-1 mentor. You’ll also receive career counseling which will provide you with an unrivaled edge compared to other entry-level product designers.
One of the best parts of Thinkful, is that we pride ourselves on our success rate. Because of that, if you don’t land a job in your field within 6 months of graduation, you’ll receive a full refund.
Another great bonus of the course is that you can start with a free 15-day trial. After the free trial, UI/UX Design Immersion will cost you $12,150.00. To complete the payment, you have 5 options to choose from!
Income Share Agreement: You pay nothing upon enrollment. Once you land yourself a job, you share your income and make monthly payments until your course is paid off!
Income Share Agreement with Living Stipend: This option is an add on to the first option of an Income Share Agreement. On top of the income share, you get a stipend of $1,500 per month for living expenses. Once you land a job, the same rules apply and you’ll pay Thinkful back each month.
Month to Month: This option is quite simple, you pay $2,700 per month for 5 months.
Loan: You can apply for a loan with SkillsFund and continue to study.
Upfront: You also have the option to pay the entire sum of money upfront during enrollment.
Regardless of which product design school you choose, be mindful of the following points:
- Convenience: Consider how the program will fit into your lifestyle. Can you study full-time, or are you looking for part-time options?
- Focus: Consider what you can learn from a program. Are you looking for a broad range of concepts or any specializations?
- Faculty: Your mentor’s training and experience in product design matters. Have they worked as professional designers? What are their areas of interest or specialization?
- Internship: Many design programs offer internship opportunities with design companies. It’s important to find out which companies they have a relationship with.
Final Tips for Launching Your Product Design Career
When you decide on a product design school, whether it’s full-time or part-time, it’s a huge commitment. That’s why it’s so important to take your time and choose what’s best for you.
If you have more questions to help you decide which product design school is best for you, a member of our team would be happy to help. We’ll answer any questions you may have regarding our school, and work with you to find the best option for your life and career goals.