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Designlab

Average Rating4.77
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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 pr...
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  • Cat Tran
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Sep 24, 2021
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    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, ...
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  • Dan
    UX/Product Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Sep 11, 2021
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    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. 
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  • Margaret
    Junior UX Designer • Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Aug 23, 2021
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    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...
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  • Katie
    Junior Product Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Aug 22, 2021
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    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...
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  • Alyshia
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Aug 09, 2021
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    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...
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  • Soma Raj laxmi
    Business Analyst • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Aug 02, 2021
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    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 ...
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  • Nina Oria-Loureiro
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Jul 22, 2021
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    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...
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  • Celine
    Student • Online
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    Jul 07, 2021
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    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...
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  • Mackenzie Fitzpatrick
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jul 05, 2021
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    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!
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  • Desi Dumalo
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I come from a small design background, which definitely helped me in this program. My mentor, Sarah, has been absolutely amazing in her critique and just being a genuine person. Throughout my experience at DesignLab, all of my questions were answered quickly and accurately. I rarely had any floating questions they didn't know the answer to. I'm currently going through a career change, and I have never felt more confident than choosing DesignLab.
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  • Irina Adler
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I really enjoyed this well-structured course. It is a foundations of UI/UX design course recommended for anyone starting out in the field and wanting to move on to UX Academy bootcamp program.
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  • Angela
    Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    Needs Improvement

    I was a student in DesignLab for a total of 3 months before I decided to withdraw. There were technical issues with Airtable (program they used to schedule group crits), unreliable mentors (mine would show up late or not at all and rescheduled multiple times), and TONS of materials I could get for free elsewhere (lots of the reading linked to external blogs). NOT worth the $7k they charge.
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Designlab Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 700+ Designlab alumni reviews on Course Report, students consistently praise the hands-on projects, 1-on-1 mentorship from industry professionals, and the comprehensive UX/UI design curriculum. A student shared, "Designlab is a very solid introduction into the world of UX/UI design... Before you know it, you have the confidence to start making your own icons and building a brand." Some critiques, however, mention the reliance on Discord for community interaction, which some found less professional than alternatives like Slack.
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FAQs

How much does Designlab cost?

Designlab costs around $7,749. On the lower end, some Designlab courses like 1. UX Academy Foundations cost $499.

What courses does Designlab teach?

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

Where does Designlab have campuses?

Designlab teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Designlab worth it?

Designlab hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 748 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Designlab legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 748 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

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You can read 748 reviews of Designlab on Course Report! Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

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