designlab-logo

Designlab

Average Rating4.77
586 Reviews
7 Courses

Designlab teaches in-demand UX/UI design skills online through 4-week short courses and a 15 to 28-week UX Academy. Designlab courses consist primarily of hands-on projects and 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers so that students can master the techniques needed to design stunning web and mobile products. The Designlab community of mentors gives students timely feedback on work and Skype with students regularly to help them improve. Mentors include top industry...

Write A Review

586 Designlab Reviews

Sort by
Filter by
  • James
    UX Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Oct 08, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Great option to help you get into the design world

    I chose designlab's UX Academy because not only was it modestly priced, but the allure of being able to learn and work through real life scenarios through the problem with a mentor with a wealth of knowledge in the industry was something I couldn't pass up. I met some amazing students during my time and some even more amazing mentors! 

    The core curriculum was vast and there was a lot to learn, and being able to gain insight from mentors while doing it was a great experience. Caree...
    Report
  • Peter Andresen
    Product Development Specialist • Graduate
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Oct 05, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    UX Academy

    DesignLab was a great program for what I was looking for--I wanted to learn new skills to change my career from Sales into a more creative, design field. I felt that it prepared me well for a career in UX. One of the reasons I chose DL over other courses was because you end up with 4 total case studies on your portfolio which was a huge plus. I feel that the curriculum covered about everything needed to be a successful UX Designer.

    Keep in mind that it's very much a self-led curri...
    Report
  • Kevin Hackett
    UX/UI Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Oct 05, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    UX Academy

    Designlab’s UX Academy was an overall positive experience.  Since finishing the program, I’ve recommended the course to several people who found themselves in the position I was in prior to beginning the course- stuck in a job they hate, barely keeping above water financially, and looking for a new direction.  The course prepares you for a career- as long as you are willing to put in the work.  It is more rigorous than I anticipated, but Designlab is very supportive and willing to help a...
    Report
  • Cat Tran
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Sep 24, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    UX Designer

    I had a great experience with Designlab. I already had some experience in UX going into this course but came into it wanting to hone my visual design skills and dedicate time to putting together a portfolio. Designlab's biggest strength is its network of mentors; I loved all 3 mentors (Phase 1, Phase 2, Career Services) I worked with throughout the course, and they really opened my eyes to the various shapes a UX career can take. Group critiques also help you to network with new people, ...
    Report
  • Dan
    UX/Product Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Sep 11, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Amazing Experience—If You Understand What It Is and What It Isn't

    Designlab was a fantastic experience as I pivoted into UX and product design. The content itself was good-not-great (most of it you can learn on your own) BUT I had absolutely amazing mentors, that both inspired and pushed me to grow to where I am now. 

    In my experience, Designlab was absolutely worth it, but I do want to list some of my personal caveats and tips:

    Make sure you really want to pursue UX/UI/Product Design beforehand. 
    Report
  • Margaret
    Junior UX Designer • Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Aug 23, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance
    N/A

    Junior UX Designer

    Overall Designlab is a great program that will get you hired. There is definitely some room for improvement on the education material- some things are a bit outdated,  however their mentorship program is what is truly brilliant about the program.  I worked with Minnie Kim and I cannot recommend a better mentor. I actually was hired as a UX designer after phase one of the academy because of her guidance and ability to prep me for the real world. She really prepared me for the interview pr...
    Report
  • Katie
    Junior Product Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Aug 22, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Brilliant course mentors and networking opportunities

    I chose this course for the mentorship and networking opportunities and I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor for UX Academy - he had a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, was encouraging and supportive but also pushed me to produce the best work possible. The opportunities for networking are really valuable and Designlab has a large and very active community. Making the most of this by really engaging with your fellow course mates and Designlab Alumni...
    Report
  • Alyshia
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Aug 09, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance
    N/A

    Foundations course review

    I enrolled into DesignLab's Foundations course as someone who had no prior knowledge about the industry at all. I wanted something foundational and something that'll start me off on the right foot and I completed the course feeling just that. The coursework was fairly simple and (in my opinion) definitely not too overwhelming at all for newbies. The coursework was laid out in an easy-to-follow format which encouraged me to keep going, whenever I had a slightly more compl...
    Report
  • Soma Raj laxmi
    Business Analyst • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Aug 02, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance
    N/A

    My 50 cents on Designlab's UX Foundation Program

    The course module, content, and curriculum are really good and provides well-structured learning and understanding of the User Interface Visual Design. It is an 8-week self-paced curriculum that one can take before their enrollment in the UX Academy full-time career accelerator program. The exercises included in each unit of the curriculum are well thought in terms of both design and software skills for UI Design. I got a lot of learning and understanding of Visual design and in general ...
    Report
  • Nina Oria-Loureiro
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Jul 22, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    UX Academy

    I did Designlab's UX Foundations course and UX Academy. I started out with minimal visual design experience, and I found that the Foundations course really helped me to get a good baseline understanding of visual design. I definitely saw an improvement in my design work by the end of that course and it made it pretty easy to get into UX Academy.

    UX Academy focuses more on getting you a foundation in UX research & design with the expectation you have some visual design knowledg...
    Report
  • Celine
    Student • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Jul 07, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance
    N/A

    Mentorship and customer service exceeded expectations

    The UXA Foundations program acts as a prep for the actual bootcamp itself (UX Academy), and was helpful in ensuring you're on the right track of mastering basic UI and visual design skills. While I feel the curriculum can be improved, the feedback on my assignments + mentorship calls were super helpful in validating my new found knowledge. It's important to realise that there are an abundance of online resources free for you which can make self-learning possible, but that can get overwhe...
    Report
  • Mackenzie Fitzpatrick
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Verified by LinkedIn
    Jul 05, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Amazing experience!

    Designlab was an amazing experience! I really enjoyed the self-paced readings/projects. My mentor, chris, was really incredible and informative and guided me so well through the course! The projects were great experience!
    Report

Designlab Alumni Outcomes

Recent Designlab News

Rachel Meltzer
Published November 20, 2021
If you’re a creative problem-solver, then a career in design may be for you! But how do you choose between a career in web design versus a career in user experience (UX) design? Since these two career paths are both user-focused, they have many similarities, but we’re breaking down the nuanced differences between web designers and UX designers to help you find the better fit for you! Find out...
Jess Feldman
Published September 01, 2021
User experience (UX) design is an in-demand tech field offering plenty of opportunities for career-changers and upskillers. Nicole of Designlab demystifies the UX design career path from entry-level to senior-level UX design roles, diving deep into the traits of successful UX designers and the typical responsibilities and salaries at each career level. With her many years experience as a de...
Jess Feldman
Published September 01, 2021
Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - August 2021 August was buzzing with news about the benefits of credentialing for alternative, skills-based learning. We’re sharing the latest on the Apprenticeship to College Act in Congress, and regional workforce development programs aimed at helping high school students and adult learners find tech roles through bootcamps in...
Liz Eggleston
Published August 19, 2021
After working for a decade in aerospace engineering, Jack Henstridge wanted to tap into his creative side and shift gears into UX design. After extensive research, he decided to enroll in the UX Academy program at Designlab because of the hands-on curriculum and mentorship opportunities. Jack shares how his Designlab bootcamp experience and portfolio helped him land his first design role as a...
Jess Feldman
Published June 18, 2020
While some tech companies like Slack and Apple have shared that ~7-8% of their US workforces identify as LGBTQ, visibility for LGBTQ+ folks in the tech industry remains a struggle. Diversity in entrepreneurship and in the workplace is essential – it ensures different perspectives and experiences are represented within a team and encourages new ideas and better problem-solving. With 700,000 te...
Lauren Stewart
Published January 24, 2018
Did you know that by leaving a Verified review of your coding bootcamp experience on Course Report, you’re entered to win a $500 Amazon Giftcard? This time, our lucky winner was Gretchen, who graduated from online bootcamp Designlab in April 2017! We caught up with Gretchen to find out about her coding bootcamp experience and why she decided to attend Designlab. Want to be our next Rev...
Lauren Stewart
Published January 19, 2018
Most high-salary industries need more diverse workers, and tech is no exception. The conversation about diversity in tech usually focuses on gender, diversity encompasses racial, socioeconomic, cognitive, and experiential differences. Think pieces and diversity reports show large tech companies admitting they have a problem and beginning to address the diversity in tech crisis, but can the ...
Lauren Stewart
Published December 30, 2016
It’s that time again! A time to reflect on the year that is coming to an end, and a time to plan for what the New Year has in store. While it may be easy to beat yourself up about certain unmet goals, one thing is for sure: you made it through another year! And we bet you accomplished more than you think. Maybe you finished your first Codecademy class, made a 30-day Github commit streak, ...
Liz Eggleston
Published April 30, 2015
Dalton Mitchell works as an IT Manager, but struggled with the more aesthetic side of design. Without quitting his job or taking on the financial burden of full-time bootcamps, Dalton decided to join Designlab, a part-time, mentor-driven, online learning platform. Having completed the Design 101 course, Dalton tells us about finding a career path that he loves and how Designlab helped him d...

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Designlab worth it?
+
Is Designlab legit?
+
Does Designlab offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?
+
Can I read Designlab reviews?
+
Is Designlab accredited?
+
Locations
Career tracks
FAQs

How much does Designlab cost?

Designlab costs around $7,749. On the lower end, some Designlab courses like 5. UX Research & Strategy cost $399.

What courses does Designlab teach?

Designlab offers courses like 1. UX Academy Foundations, 2. UX Academy (Part-time), 3. UX Academy (Full-time), 4. Design 101 and 3 more.

Where does Designlab have campuses?

Designlab teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

More Information
Guarantees Job
Job Assistance
Includes Housing
Offers Corporate Training
Accepts GI Bill
Is Designlab worth it?
-
Employment Rate
-
Graduation Rate
-
Median Salary

Get our FREE Ultimate Guide to Paying for a Bootcamp

By submitting this form, you agree to receive email marketing from Course Report.

Get Matched in Minutes

Just tell us who you are and what you’re searching for, we’ll handle the rest.

Match Me