This course is perfect for:
It’s impossible to deny the influence of great design on the web. It lets us build clear, focused products. In this course, you’ll learn that design is a methodical approach to problem solving. You'll gain real-world experience from day one. You'll start by creating user stories, then move on to understanding customers and exploring concepts like color theory, typography, and visual hierarchy. As with all Thinkful courses, you’ll apply these new concepts and hard skills (like Photoshop) by digging into impressive projects for your portfolio. At each step, you'll have an experienced designer by your side to help you tackle difficult design decisions.
Work with an experienced designer to learn best practices, receive actionable feedback on your work, and mock prototypes together.
Learn by understanding design from the ground up as you explore mindmaps, build styleguides, and redefine Amazon's entire brand.
Join 40+ hours of Workshops and Q&A sessions every week. You'll have unlimited access as a Thinkful student.
Chat with other students, mentors, and alumni on Slack to get help instantly and learn best practices.
Your first day
Meet your mentor, access the curriculum, and join a community of 3000+ students and mentors on Slack. At Thinkful, the relationships you form with your mentor and peers help you learn faster.
During the course
Read less and build more. Each course is focused around projects to emulate real work and increase memory retention. And if you get stuck, ask your mentor or jump into daily Q&A Sessions.
Graduate on your schedule
Every Thinkful course is self-paced so there's no need to quit your job. Typically, students finish the Web Design course in 2 months with a personal portfolio full of engaging prototypes. All graduates receive lifetime access to the course curriculum.
Photoshop layers, blending modes, color modes, color theory, applying typography, adding images, calls to action (CTAs)
Project(s) you'll build
Design critique, creating high-fidelity mockups, understanding grid systems, visual hierarchy of a webpage, typography
Project(s) you'll build
Already an experienced Frontend engineer, Nicolas wanted to compliment his technical skills with a strong understanding of design and UX. Two Thinkful courses later, he's already used his skills on his own side projects and lined up a freelance job with Netflix!
As the CEO of WeVue, Taylor needed to improve his design skills to properly manage a growing team. Desigining real projects in the course allowed him to do exactly that. His Craigslist redesign even attracted attention from Craig Newmark himself!
I am a full-stack web developer with an background in illustration and painting. I hit a wall in my career and decided to up my skills with the Modern Web Design course. The exercises were thorough and I learned a great deal about typography, design, logos, etc. My mentor was amazing, and we really worked well together. She gave me a lot of ideas and tools for finding inspiration on the web. This course and my mentor really helped enhance my skills and helped me to become a more aware and thoughtful front end developer. I am back on track and excited about what I have learned.
I completed two Thinkful courses: frontend and web design. Frontend one year ago and web design this week.
First of all I want to say a huge thank you to my teacher - Alissa Pierce. She motivated and inspired me every session.
I'm a lucky person, because I have a profession I love - already a year I'm frontend developer. But I started as a Thinkful student, that was my first and probably the most important step. I like Thinkful for two things: ability to study what you really want to study online and not very expensive and for huge support during all the studying. Then you are in the beginning of your career it's really hard to believe in yourself, to believe that one day you'll become a good specialist. And my opinion that mentors in Thinkful are doing a great job to make you self assure, to make you believe that you can do it!
I don't know where I will be in web design in one year, but I know that if you want something really hard you'll get it: not at one moment, but step by step. Thinkful already helped me in many steps and I'm not going to stop.