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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.52 ( 317 reviews )

CareerFoundry is an online coding school that offers flexible, self-paced, mentored online programs for career changers in web development, UX design, and UI design. Students learn with a 1-on-1 mentor using personalized, project-based, and adaptive curricula. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors, training students to become employable technologists in four to 12 months or their money back. The 7-month Web Development course aims to help students become employable junior full-stack JavaScript developers and covers HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, Vue.js and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the concepts of user experience design, graphic user interface design, and industry best practices, as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 6-month UI Design Course curriculum is focused on teaching practical design skills using all the latest tools in the field, including Sketch.

To apply for the programs, students should have access to a computer and an internet connection, and an interest in the topic they are planning to study. Students apply via the CareerFoundry website to create an account and connect with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required prework before the course commences.

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to get their new careers off and running. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and code a NoSQL database-driven React app. UX Design students work on a re-design of a web-based app, which includes creating user personas and a UX Design portfolio. UI students will redesign the user interface for one site and built a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for four apps. Students have access to Career Advisors who provide tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Students who do not land a job within 180 days of graduating may be eligible to get a refund.

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  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ ​Staying​ ​true​ ​to​ ​your​ ​design​ ​roots,​ ​you’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​course​ ​by thoroughly​ ​reviewing​ ​your​ ​previous​ ​work​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​your​ ​portfolio.​ ​After​ ​that, it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​on​ ​your​ ​(new)​ ​developer​ ​hat!​ ​You’ll​ ​first​ ​begin​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​frontend​ ​development through​ ​web​ ​inspection​ ​and​ ​basic​ ​HTML,​ ​before​ ​gradually​ ​working​ ​your​ ​way​ ​through​ ​CSS​ ​stylesheets, responsive​ ​CSS,​ ​JavaScript​ ​plugins,​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​debugging,​ ​and,​ ​finally,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​to​ ​show off​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​gained​ ​hands-on​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​website​ ​from​ ​scratch. You’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​14​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​course​ ​project.​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Web Development

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    CareerFoundry runs one of the world’s leading Web Development programs. With the mission to help people transform their careers and lives, we’re driving digital innovation through world-class courses, personal mentoring and an unrivalled graduate network. In fact, we’re so confident that our students will have the skills, portfolio and mindset to land the right role within 6 months of graduation that we refund 100% of your tuition if you don’t. We’ve built a course that has everything you need to get a job as a Full-Stack JavaScript Web Developer. From creating a simple portfolio website to coding an entire NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API, you’ll come out with everything you need to get your new career off and running. Work with descriptive languages such as HTML5 and CSS3 before diving straight into frontend and backend languages, tools, and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, and Vue.js, among others. Along the way, you’ll build a wide variety of apps, including a native app, to showcase your new skills, all while learning how to implement essential development approaches such as test-driven development and functional programming. As a student on our Web Developer course, you’ll have TWO dedicated people guiding you towards success. You get a tutor to help with exercises and answer your day-to-day questions and a senior mentor who works you through exactly what you need to do to impress employers and get a job you love. To ensure this we’ve purpose-built a Career Change ‘Achievement’, providing a step-by-step process that first gets your profile polished and then puts it in front of the right people. We’ve also opened up the CareerFoundry library so that our students get lifetime access to all materials for ALL our courses, and we’ve built beautiful new communication features for you to ask for help from your mentors and collaborate with other students.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationBerlin, Online
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch.​ ​Students ​begin​ ​by​ ​sketching​ ​user​ ​flows​ ​and​ ​paper​ ​prototypes​ ​for their​ ​selected​ ​project​.​ ​From​ ​there,​ ​you’ll​ ​explore​ ​grids,​ ​visual​ ​hierarchy,​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​design patterns,​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​your​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​UI​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​adding.​ ​Following​ ​in-depth Exercises​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​areas,​ ​your​ ​typography,​ ​colour,​ ​imagery,​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​icons​ ​will​ ​add​ ​personality and​ ​a​ ​unique,​ ​professional​ ​feel​ ​to​ ​your​ ​app.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​design​ ​complete,​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​a​ ​crash course​ ​in​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​after​ ​which​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​go​ ​at​ ​animating​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​your​ ​UI. With​ ​the​ ​mobile​ ​UI​ ​mocked​ ​up​ ​and​ ​polished,​ ​it’s​ ​then​ ​time​ ​to​ ​revisit​ ​responsive​ ​design​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​your​ ​UI for​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​breakpoints.​ ​Once​ ​finished,​ ​you’ll​ ​frame​ ​your​ ​finalized​ ​UI​ ​in​ ​professional​ ​presentation mockups​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​employers​ ​alike,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hand-off​ ​process​ ​to​ ​ensure you​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​project​ ​team. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​students will​ ​master​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSuitable for beginners or students with basic knowledge of UX.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice Design for Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ ​You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ ​Skills​ ​in​ ​this​ ​context​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​applications​ ​that​ ​users​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​using​ ​their​ ​voice. Starting​ ​with​ ​why​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​so​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​psychologically​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​people,​ ​the​ ​course​ ​will​ ​take​ ​you through​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​personas​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​use​ ​Amazon’s​ ​skill​ ​builder​ ​interface,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​get​ ​your​ ​first​ ​skill​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world. Next,​ ​you’ll​ ​create​ ​in-depth​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​skill,​ ​beginning​ ​with​ ​user​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​through sample​ ​dialogs,​ ​user​ ​flows,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​script​ ​for​ ​your​ ​skill.​ ​You’ll​ ​run​ ​usability​ ​tests​ ​with​ ​your​ ​newly designed​ ​skill,​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​growing​ ​voice​ ​portfolio.​ ​Then,​ ​you’ll​ ​dig​ ​into​ ​some​ ​additional considerations​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​including​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​voice​ ​capabilities​ ​with​ ​visual​ ​interfaces,​ ​how to​ ​address​ ​accessibility​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​voice,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​voice​ ​transactions​ ​are​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​with safety​ ​in​ ​mind.​ ​You’ll​ ​design​ ​a​ ​third,​ ​multimodal​ ​skill​ ​that​ ​uses​ ​Alexa’s​ ​skill​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​graphic​ ​and voice​ ​considerations. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​17​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​deliverable​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the design​ ​process​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Alexa​ ​skills.​ ​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive CareerFoundry scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • UX Design (Online)
    • Full Stack Web Development (Online)
    • UI Design (Online)

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  • Andreea   User Photo
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    I have finished the UX Immersion course and want to share with you about the experience. I have only heard about UX design about a year ago, by accident. When I started the course I was totally clueless about design, technology or business. I guess I just needed to learn something new as even if my work was very rewarding I was feeling kind of stuck and without growing a lot. Anyway, I am so happy I enrolled for the course. It was difficult I must say, I was always googling new words and everything was so new and hard to integrate with my previous knowledge, probably because I had no previous knowledge on the subject. However, the course has a great structure, offers basic information but also links to more advanced knowledge if you want to dig deeper. The tasks are also very much hands-on - which is the best way of learning - through doing. My tutor and mentor were incredibly supportive along the way and sort of feeling sad upon completion that there is not going to be a weekly email exchange for too long now. I will miss it. The slack community is also so great and diverse. People from all over the world and from different work backgrounds discuss there so openly and friendly. Even alumni still hang around to offer support and guidance to current students or just participate in conversations - I really liked that. I think CF very much has a "family" feeling. The only thing I have struggled with was to respect the timeframes they advised. It always took me longer, maybe twice or three times longer if not even more. However, don't say I've said it, but I even got 2 free months extension to help me finish the curse in time. ;) Shhh...! (I don't really know how this works but it was great for me as a young mum on a support worker's wage) Please get in touch if you want to know any more details. I will be happy to share. You can find me on Twitter @andreea_nesu . Best to all! 

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    I'm just over half way through the UX Design course and I am thoroughly enjoying my experience. The coursework is a great combination of readings and practical assignments, which I find very conducive to learning, and it is so rewarding to see my portfolio coming together. CareerFoundry did a great job of pairing me with a tutor and mentor that work well for me and keep me motivated and on track. The coursework is a lot but I'm learning so much - and the course is flexible enough that I'm set to graduate ahead of schedule!

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    I am currently halfway through the UX Designer program, and it's been very intense, and sometimes a little hard, but after each assignment in the Achievements, I feel like I'm building upon my knowledge. Then when I finish a whole Achievement, I'm shocked when I'm pulling together my portfolio for that Achievement by what I've accomplished.

    I am just starting the Job Preparation course and that's been quite an eye opener in regards to learning how to organize my time with goals, create strategies for motivation, and even ways to stay positive while going through this career change. And that's above and beyond building my portfolio, writing my resume, learning how to articulate how to interview for UX Design positions with confidence, and even target employers and apply for positions I'm interested in.

    My Tutor has been amazing at guiding me through each Achievement. Sometimes, I need to make corrections to an assignment, whether it's missing something or just needs tweaking. I'm given a clear direction on what I need to do. In the same regards with assignments that come back approved, she still gives me resources to further my knowledge.

    I have only spoke with my Mentor once online, but she reviews my portfolio that I build at the end of each Achievement, and gives me amazing feedback. My Job Prep Career Specialist is guiding me through the whole process to prepare myself for this new career. I'm looking forward to working with her for mock interviews and having her teach me how to interview to GET that job I want.

    I look forward to applying my user-centered approach, creativity and detail-oriented work ethic to make digital products easier and more intuitive to use, and I have CareerFoundry to thank for this. If you're looking into a career change, whether it's UX Design, UI Design, or Web Development, I can tell you with great confidence, you can't go wrong going through this program with Career Foundry!

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    I really enjoyed the course and the material. I thought it the UI course was very well structured giving you a good understanding of how everything is connected. The course also includes your basic UX as you will always come across that. 

    I did the course fulltime in 4 months which is a good amount of time but it is still a tightly run ship. I worked as a designer beforehand so it was not all new stuff but I believe some prior experience is very helpful for the UI course. 

    Something that is also very helpful is the online community which you stay part of afterwards. So there are plenty possibilities to ask questions or get support which is a lifesaver when changing jobs.

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    I'm the kind of person that needs structure and deadlines to get my self into gear. Carreer Foundry was a great platform for me to learn UX Design and I don't think I would have stayed focused trying to learn on my own. The Course material is extremely informative and the project based learning helps build your portfolio. The Mentors and Tutors are very helpful in guiding you on the right track to getting your design skills where they need to be.
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    I have just started with my student career, but am already impressed by the care they give you as a student. A big community of students from all over the world to help each other! Great!

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    AtI'm currently enrolled in the UI Design course at CareerFoundry, and I'm almost halfway through. So far, it's been a very positive experience. Student advisors, tutors, mentors and fellow students respect each other and are very supportive and helpful. The lessons are interesting and suitable for people with or without previous knowledge or experience in, for example, graphic design. Instructions for tasks are clear and there is a step by step increase of complexity as the course continues. Fast feedback from my tutor and mentor lets me work on the course at my very own pace. There is only one real deadline, and that's the 6 month mark. By then, you have to be finished with every task and achievement. If you fail to do so, you can buy an extension to get more time. So it's really all about discipline and keeping yourself motivated.

    At first, it looks like quite an investment. And it sure is! I thought about starting the course for a few weeks, before I finally made the decision to go for it. You invest in your future and skill set, so in contrast to going shopping and satisfying materialistic needs, you don't immediately get something in return. You'll have to be patient and willing to learn, and then, I'm sure, it'll pay off when you start a new and exciting career.

  • Good Program!
    - 9/12/2019
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    The Careerfoundry Programm is a good start into the world of UX! I really enjoy this course and that it offers the lectures in small chunks, while the work comes in small, doable tasks, but leads in the end to a good prototype that you can showcase in your portfolio. A lot of additional links are offered for more in depth reading and you'll have access to your course even when it finished, so it's always possible to come back and reread stuff. The mentors and tutors you get are super awesome, I have a very good connection with mine and they give valuable feedback on my work. The shared slack channel and the community are awesome! 

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    This school understand the upcoming professions and allows anyone to swap careers with their well designed programs. I am taking the UX design certification with no background in design at all and learning from zero, I will be soon ready to join the workforce of this incredible and on the rise career. I highly recommend CareerFoundry.
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    As a current student, I am halfway through my UX design course and have already learned so much. The way CareerFoundry structures the courses and breaks everything down into bite-sized tasks really helps me plan my week while maintaining my fulltime job. I just started the bonus job preparation course and I am already excited about the self-evaluation and portfolio help I will receive from professionals around the world. I am looking forward to the next half of the course load and what a future in UX hold for me and my family. - Plus I am having so much fun creating my first app!

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    I have been learning a lot and really enjoying the course. The tutor and montor are very helpful and they give me good advice. It is really helpful to be able to talk to my mentor on Skype every week. I can ask her questions about my career, portfolio and so on. Also, it is great to have flexible hours to work on my projects.

  • UX course
    - 9/8/2019
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    What I like is how the course is built up, starting with the intro course and getting to know the overall process early on plus having an idea of what to expect later on with the immersion course. 

    I was also pleased to see that there was a short section about design strategy, I understand this itself is a whole lesson but it was good to have an introduction to this. 

    I noticed I did not use the right side menu options with mail, and help that much later on in the lesson, but asked all my help through Slack community, I would rather have quick access or an index to other lessons there.

    Thank you to my tutor Thea who shared a lot of extra links with every assignment and my mentor Javier with all his knowledge and examples of real-life work and Emir for helping me to prepare for a job his knowledge and help was more than helpful. 

    I would suggest this course to everyone interested in learning UX as it gives a good overview of the field and you finish by building your real-life project. 

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    Only one month after finishing the UI Design course, I landed a job as a Junior UX/UI Designer in Berlin. Having crossed paths with CareerFoundry (CF) was the best decision in my Professional Career.

    I have a background in Communication and Media Design. For two years I worked designing graphics for museum exhibitions. However, I was always curious about UI.

    A friend of mine was taking the UX course and he recommended me to talk with a CF Agent, to discuss my possibilities since I was unemployed and they offer collaboration with the Federal Employment Agency.

    From the first phone call, I immediately felt connected and welcomed. The information provided about the course was completely transparent and clear, so I enrolled for the in the full-time UI Design course.

    I was somehow resilient about studying online since I like to be around people and it demanded the same time as a regular job. Nevertheless, the support and advice from my tutor, my mentor, and the CF team, made me feel always accompanied.

    I was also fortunate to attend events at the headquarters in Berlin to network with other students. However, there is an active CF Slack community and no matter where you are, you can always connect and seek advice.

    The contents and exercises are very well structured. The approach of creating portfolio-ready projects helped considerably for the job search. Even if I had already design training, I believe that anyone can follow and learn fast.

    One month before finishing the UI Design course, I started with the Job Prep course, which I truly believe is the key to finding a job. My mentor gave extremely useful advice to improve my Portfolio, my Resume and prepare for interviews. 

    I consider that my experience in Communication Design helped considerably to land my current job as a Junior UX/UI Designer. Although at CF I learned the tools and practices for the current demands in the tech world environment.

    I extremely recommend enrolling in the course and discovering a new world of possibilities!

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    Overall the experience was fine. In the beginning I felt really positively about it — as someone with no design background, I wanted a fair amount of hand-holding, and my tutor was wonderful, very responsive and helpful. But towards the end I grew frustrated with what I perceived as lessons written by CF as being somewhat "phoned in" — I spent the vast majority of the time searching the internet for answers that should have been expanded upon in the course. Another major point of frustration for me was the estimates for time it would take to complete the tasks for each exercise — again, as someone with no design background but also a high level of perfectionism, I was averaging 3x longer than the estimates, so it made it really difficult to plan my time.

    I also wish we had the opportunity to work with real clients during the program, as I'm trying to navigate that now as a freelancer and unsure of where I might run into pitfalls.

    I do like the Slack community they've built, and have found that the people who work for the organization — tutors, mentors, career advisors, Slack channel moderators — are all really friendly and helpful, and I'm grateful to all of them for the guidance and resources they've provided me with so far. 

    Ultimately, I'm glad I did it, but if I had to do it all over, I personally would pick a program that offered an in-person program, as I think, as a career changer, I would have benefitted more from immediate feedback and asking an instructor questions during a lesson.

    Response From: Madina of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Specialist
    Friday, Sep 27 2019
    Hi Casey,

    Thank you for sharing your feedback.

    We are sorry that your experience did not match your expectations, and we are always open to feedback in order to improve the product we offer. We would very much like the opportunity to investigate your case further, as the points that you have cited are extremely uncommon for the vast majority of our students.

    Please contact us at feedback@careerfoundry.com. We would like to use this opportunity to get a deeper insight into the curriculum modules you struggled with. Our programs are improved based on student's feedback. Your input will be very appreciated.

    As for the real project work, our tasks are created based on the industry requirements. Your Mentor also provides you with a detailed guidance coming from his knowledge of the field. There are very few bootcamps offering a collaboration with real clients. Generally, e-learning platforms aim to recreate real-life challenges in their curriculum. As mentioned earlier, please let us know what exactly didn't work for you here, so we could check.

    We look forward to hearing from you and addressing the points raised.

    Best regards,

    Your CareerFoundry Team
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    I'm new to Graphic design and two months into the UI course. These are my key take aways.

    1. Your progress and time remaining is tracked together helping you judge you're workload. 

    2. The curriculum is paced very well introducing theory and technical concepts in a good order. 

    3. The human element of Career Foundry is unmatched. You always have access to your tutor, mentor, and career advisors. Your advisors will check in from time to time, and are so quick to answer your questions.

    4. I'm a new parent and my career advisors linked me to a Parent focused Slack Channel they provide. The community has been very helpful. Make sure to utilize the slack channel!

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    I went through the UX Design course.  The teachers were good and knowledgable for the most part.  Most if not all of the information in the courses you can find online for free.  I did very well on all of the courses and upon graduation, I tried to get a job.  I spent over six months applying for UX jobs and never got a single interview.   They have a career coach but they did not really help much.  They gave common-sense advice that did not help with the job search and any meaningful way.  Because I was a little late meeting with the job coach (they weren't helping me) I was denied the job guarantee.  Most of the jobs require that I found required a Masters degree at least.  They're not looking to hire anyone with an online certificate.  If you're looking for a job transition like I did keep looking elsewhere.  I ended up going back to a traditional school to get a Masters Degree.

    Response From: Madina of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Specialist
    Friday, Sep 27 2019
    Dear James,

    We are sorry to hear that your experience with the career coaching did not match your expectations.

    The vast majority of our students are able to land roles in UX design based on their portfolio work which demonstrates the skills they bring to the table. We’re more than happy to continue supporting you in your job search.

    If you’d like that, please contact us at feedback@careerfoundry.com

    Best regards,
    Your CareerFoundry Team

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    DISCOUNT LINK for this course, and ALL courses at CareerFoundry

    This course is an absolute must if you want to survive as a UI, UX, or UI/UX designer, and if like me, you struggle to sit and teach yourself HTML, CSS and Javascript. The real value with this course is the access to the online tutor. All of the information that I learned and the information that ACTUALLY stayed in my head, was all from being able to ask someone a question, and get a direct answer back. I didn't know that this is how I absorb information the best way possible, but it is.

    I landed a UI/UX designer role not long after completing CareerFoundry's UI designer course DISCOUNT CODE FOR THE COURSE and I truly thought my skills in design would save me from any embarressment - trust me - knowing how NOT to design things that cannot be built by an engineer has been far more valuable. 

    You will earn the price of this course back in no time, not just in terms of salary, but in terms of reducing STRESS when you're in the job. And, if anyone reading this is going into any form of tech design (web, UI/UX, product, interaction, multimedia), make your life easier and get engineers on your side by showing you've taken the time to understand how what they have to do to build a site page or component, works. Believe me, you feel a lot more confident in your abilities and life will be good again!

    Another HUGE thing about this course is - you build your own online portfolio as a part of the course. I have interviewed at several tech companies who have asked me in the interview to walk them through my portfolio (my projects), and they LOVE it when I tell them I coded my own site. In every UI/UX job advert, you'll see in the requirements "an understanding of HTML/CSS" so completing this course allow you (and them) to confidently check that skillset off their list of desirable skills before offering you the job.

    Finally, the job guarantee that CF offers....worth its weight in gold. The careers advisor (Sami) helped me write cover letters, plan my CV/portfolio, and taught me how to research salaries. We covered interview techniques, and hunting in the job market, which is backed up by their job guarantee! Paying for a private career advisor alone is more than the cost of this entire course. And same goes for hiring a tutor! 

    Again, here is the DISCOUNT CODE to get a chunk off this course and any other at CareerFoundry. You should 100% be factoring this in to any other UI/UX related courses you are studying. 

    Good luck!!!

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    I am only a month into the course, but already I feel like I'm learning a lot of information! Everything is learned through practical application which really helps to digest the information. I did a lot of research into which program I should choose and I'm really glad I chose CareerFoundry! I'm really looking forward to digging deepr into UX!

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    I am currently a second year student in university. I took Career Foundry's UX Immersion course right after I finished high school because I believe UX was something I would truly enjoy. CF's UX Immersion course is thorough, and detailed without being repetitive. They really helped me get started on my portfolio. The assistance was also superb from them. Timely, always encouraging and helped me through the process. Definitely recommend!

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    DISCOUNT LINK: - Use this code to save on course fees with CareerFoundry.

    I'm so glad I made the decision to study the UI design course. I was a freelance graphic designer with no real focus on where my creative career was heading. In terms of the course - the material is solid, but the real winner here is the access to a tutor, mentor and career advisor. My tutor was by far the best resource for me in terms of absorbing the information. I learn better from asking direct questions and having someone walk me through the answers. Also, having someone give real-world examples of how they work as a UI designer really helps to understand how you apply what you're being taught on the course to an actual job or task. 

    Subject areas of study:

    • Brief-writing
    • Moodboarding
    • Wireframing
    • Brand-asset design
    • Style guide creation and management
    • UI design
    • UX design
    • File-archiving and management
    • Design presentation and delivery
    • Prototyping
    • User-testing
    • Research
    • Data-analysis
    • Case study creating
    • Design practices and principles

    I landed a UI design contract within 3 months of completing the course, which led onto a full-time role because the careers advisor (Sami) helped me write cover letters, plan my CV/portfolio, and taught me how to research salaries. We covered interview techniques, and hunting in the job market, which is backed up by their job guarantee. This is where the investment in this course comes really matters. Paying for a private career advisor alone is more than the cost of this entire course. And same goes for hiring a tutor! 

    I can't stress enough; if you're on the fence about signing up to a course to advance your career, stop hesitating and enrol. It will change you life! Again, use this link for a discount: https://careerfoundry.com?referral=V0R5bOrd

    Good luck!

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    One day I told myself enough is enough and I'll start doing what I love for a living. It took me guts but I finally left my comfort zone, I had a well-paid job but I didn't feel personally accomplished.  

    After thoroughly informing me about Careerfoundry, I enrolled in the UX course. I haven't studied for the last 10 years and I have absolutely no knowledge about UX whatsoever. I was skeptical and scared that I did the biggest mistake of my life. 

    As of now, I'm about to finish my UX course and I've learned tremendously. I can do stuff, I had no idea about still a few months ago. CF gave me the fundamental knowledge to start a career in the UX field and I'm so grateful for that!

    The course is extremely well structured, perfectly adapted for people starting from scratch. Every task provides examples of what they expect from you and the whole course is based on projects, so you apply what you've learned right away after each task. Additionally, you get support from the student community, your mentor and your tutor, so it makes learning online easier since you're not alone. 

    Besides that, you get an amazing job preparation so that once you finish the course you know what to expect and how to behave and speak during interviews to land your first UX job.  

    In a nutshell, every single minute spent on this course was definitely worth it and I can only recommend it! 

    Btw: It was such a rewarding experience that I've decided to enroll in the UI course as well ;)  

  • UI designer course
    - 6/14/2019
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    A few months ago, I was a reader as well as many of you right now searching through the best course for you. The price, other reviews, and job guarantee were my signup triggers, and I am very satisfied so far. The content is rich and structured. Student advisors are always in touch with you, the mentor and tutor are great ( means they are supportive, you will get quick feedback etc.) I started a few days ago with Job preparation, but I am sure things there are going great as well. I can recommend the CareerFoundry as you will work on real projects, and you will have a ready portfolio for job searching.

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    I am halfway through the UX Design course now. I have to say, I learned a lot already. I really feel that I am ready to go out there and use my knowledge. 

    I am doing this course full time. And it really is like a full-time job. I feel like I am not only getting prepared to be a UX Designer but also to become a freelancer. 

    The course is well structured. It starts with a fast-paced UX introduction with a quick run through all steps of Design thinking and some important methods with a practical project. Followed by a big project with 6 modules, where you dive deeper into the whole process and different methodologies. 

    I really like the CF community. In Slack, you have the possibility to help each other which sometimes is really helpful and motivating if you get stuck.

    For people living in Berlin, you even get the possibility to meet fellow students. CF invites for productivity workshops or speed networking events or offers the possibility to go to job fairs. 

    I am really happy about the regular Skype calls with my mentor. He is really knowledgable and motivating and has helped me in difficult times, and gives great advice. 

    I can absolutely recommend this course. 

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    I am loving the course so far! It offers great both theoretical and practical knowledge, you can see your own progress and feel more competent with every new achievement. Tutor and mentor feedback is also very helpful and straightforward. Looking forward to finishing the course. I would highly recommend it!
  • Only praises
    - 6/13/2019
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    I'm halfway through my course, and I must say that it has been really great so far. The material and tasks are very informative and well structured. And as it has a lot of small tasks (with an estimated time for completion) it's very fun and motivating to constantly complete new tasks, plus my tutor and mentor have given me great and thoughtful feedback!
    I couldn't be happier at the moment.

    Conserning my lack of rating the Job Assistance, is because I haven't started on that yet.

Thanks!