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Mento Design Academy

Average Rating4.87
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Mento Design Academy is an online, self-paced UX & UI Design bootcamp that takes students 20-45 weeks to complete. The bootcamp curriculum is tailored to match each student's level, background, interests, and learning pace. Since the bootcamp is self-paced, students can choose to organize their learning schedule in a way that works for them (most students keep their full-time job during the bootcamp). There are no classrooms or fixed hours, and the study groups ar...
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  • Akshay Keerti
    Senior Product Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    May 07, 2024
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    It was an amazing and fruitful experience

    When I joined Mento, it was a leap of faith since it was a new bootcamp however it did not fail me. Considering I already had several UX projects under my belt, I was not new to UX when I joined. My goal was to get effective mentoring from industry experts. Overall it was a fantastic way to meet people. get good mentoring on my path from experts and grow further in my career. Would definitely recommend other people to join if they are looking to start their journey into UX.
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  • Manos Stefanakis
    Product designer • Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Apr 24, 2024
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    All I could ask from a product design bootcamp!!!

    I want to address the essential aspects of choosing a product design bootcamp and how Mento Design Academy delivered them.
    Mentors.
    The most decisive factor in my decision to attend the Mento Design Academy was the one-on-one weekly sessions with an assigned mentor.

    The experience exceeded my expectations by far. The mentors are not randomly assigned but are based on the students' needs, goals, and backgrounds. For me, it was a perfect...
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  • Mala Samol
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Apr 12, 2024
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    Easiest choice

    I compared a lot of bootcamps before deciding on Mento. Financials were an important factor in my decision, and Mento's is one of the more affordable bootcamps. Other things I factored into my decision included mentorship, job search, and curriculum (not in any order). I was between Mento and another bootcamp, but after my call with Radu, I knew I did not think any further. 

    Throughout the bootcamp, I appreciated having weekly calls with my mentor because it encouraged me to work ...
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  • Paula Helena Kuklane
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Mar 17, 2024
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    One of the best decisions of 2023

    In September 2023, I enrolled in the Mento Design Academy UX/UI bootcamp, and it was one of the best decisions I made that year. The course was well structured. You learned the why behind each step of the design process. I enjoyed the practical assignments in the course. It was the best way to learn by doing. 
    I particularly enjoyed the self-paced nature of the course, combined with weekly calls with your mentor. I appreciate all the feedback I received during th...
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  • Annie Kuo
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Oct 09, 2023
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    If not now, when?

    I still remember I was hesitant if I should join a bootcamp or go for a master's degree at first. The fact is, making a career change can be terrifying at some point. However, I’m glad I chose Mento Design Academy because it truly changed my perspective towards design in life. Not only the curriculum can flexibly fit into an individual’s schedule, but it also provides practical material to make us feel real in the assignment. (Sometimes the bootcamp feels way too real that I forget I was...
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  • Ana Zelaya
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Oct 03, 2023
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    Invaluable experience

    The mentors and instructors at Mento truly care about the success of their students and it is reflected in the top-notch curriculum and on-going support that they provide. Graduating from Mento made me more confident going into my job search, and I still have access to a community of supportive professionals and industry experts. They are extremely flexible and you always have the option of switching mentors if you feel like there could be a better fit for you. 
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  • Florence Akanbi
    Junior UX Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Mar 22, 2023
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    Great Bootcamp

    Mento Design Academy is one of a kind, I say this because I have tried a few short courses before venturing into learning at Mento and the whole set up is simply amazing.

    I love how the course curriculum is detailed and simplified. You get assessments at every stage to keep you grounded and ensure that every phase of the curriculum is well understood.

    You also have access to a skilled/high-level mentor with years of experience. I particularly appreciate the fact that my men...
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    Radu Vucea of Mento Design Academy

    CEO

    Apr 10, 2023

    Dear Florence,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Mento Design Academy! As the CEO, I'm personally touched and delighted to hear that our program has had such a positive impact on your learning journey.

    It's truly rewarding to know that our detailed and simplified curriculum, along with the assessments at every stage, helped you stay grounded and develop a deep understanding of the UX principles. Our team constantly strives to provide the best possible learning experience for our students, and your feedback serves as a great motivation for us.

    I'm thrilled to hear that your mentor played a significant role in your growth and learning process. We take great pride in the quality of our mentors, and their dedication to supporting our students is essential to Mento's success. It's heartwarming to know that their patience, kindness, and guidance made a difference for you.

    The student community, study partner sharing, and weekly meet-ups are all designed to create a collaborative and supportive environment, and I'm glad you found these features helpful. We believe that peer-to-peer learning and accountability are key factors in fostering success.

    Florence, your review is a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do at Mento Design Academy. We're excited to see you thrive in your UX career, and we'll always be here to support you. Please stay in touch, and remember that our community is your lifelong resource.

    Warmest regards,

    Radu Vucea
    CEO, Mento Design Academy
  • Zoe
    Student • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Mar 21, 2023
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    Learning at Mento feels like I'm already on a remote design team! Valuable mentorship, community, and hands-on experience.

    I joined Mento right after completing a graduate certificate in UX Strategy. What I liked most about their program was that I’d get the chance to create unique case studies tailored to my background/interests alongside a mentor with a ton of design experience. It was also important to me that the curriculum was built by working designers, remote and self-paced.
    When I started, I looked forward to gaining practical experience on how real-world design teams approac...
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    Radu Vucea of Mento Design Academy

    CEO

    Apr 10, 2023

    Hi Zoe!

    Thank you for sharing your amazing experience at Mento! We're thrilled that you've found valuable mentorship, community, and hands-on experience through our program. It's wonderful to know that we've exceeded your expectations and helped you gain the confidence and skills you were seeking as a UX/UI designer.

    We're excited to see where your design career takes you, and we're always here to support you on your journey!

    Warm regards,
    Radu Vucea
    CEO, Mento Design Academy
  • Daniel Nolevschi
    Product Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Mar 02, 2023
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    Well-structured program, great mentors and a friendly community.

    I started this journey with some experience in the design industry but I needed to dive deeper into understanding the Ux principles and learn when and how to apply them in the real world.
    The Mento curriculum is well-built, covering all user experience principles.The most valuable things I learned at Mento are writing, talking, and presenting my work to a future audience. They put a lot of emphasis on these skills, therefore you should be prepared to w...
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    Radu Vucea of Mento Design Academy

    CEO

    Apr 10, 2023

    Hi Daniel!

    We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience at Mento Design Academy! Your kind words about our structured curriculum, mentorship, and supportive community are truly appreciated.

    It's fantastic that our program has helped you refine your communication and presentation skills while deepening your understanding of UX principles. We take pride in offering a personalized learning experience that allows students to progress at their own pace.

    We're confident that the knowledge and experience you've gained at Mento will serve you well in your design career. Wishing you great success in all your future endeavors, and remember, our community is always here to support you!

    Best wishes,
    Radu Vucea
    CEO, Mento Design Academy
  • Régis Camassola
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Jun 22, 2022
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    "A safe place to learn UX design with honest professionals and a real word based curriculum"

    Before enrolling with Mento I spend some good 6 months searching and reading about all the different options out there. Although they seem to be very similar at first glance, the professional background of the Mento team Makes them stand out. I Have always been a bit sceptical about all the Bootcamps out there that “promise” a quick transition in UX within 6 months, And since my first “get to know” call with Radu, He was very transparent by setting The right expectations. Their successfu...
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    Radu Vucea of Mento Design Academy

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    Apr 10, 2023

    Hi Regis!

    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful feedback on your experience with Mento Design Academy. It's great to hear that our team's professional background and honest approach have made a difference for you in your learning journey.

    We're proud that our curriculum, with its focus on real projects, has met your expectations and set us apart from other bootcamps. We understand the importance of transparency, and it's our aim to ensure students have a clear understanding of the process and what to expect.

    It's fantastic to know that you would recommend our program to others. We're excited to see you continue to grow in the UX field, and we're always here to support you along the way!

    With warm regards,
    Radu Vucea
    CEO, Mento Design Academy
  • Mircea Dan
    Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
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    Jun 21, 2022
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    Inspiring and full of practice

    I’ve participated before the pandemic in a 3 months course and also finished some other shorter courses online, including some on IDF platform. So, since this is not my first UX design course, I have some terms of comparison. The difference is that this is by far the most interactive and full of practice from them all. I love the fact that I was not bombarded with information and it was delivered gradually while doing the assignments. I can easily access more if I want or need and also g...
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    Radu Vucea of Mento Design Academy

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    Apr 10, 2023

    Hi Mircea!

    Your feedback is truly appreciated, and we're happy to hear that your experience with Mento Design Academy has been inspiring and practice-focused. It's great to know that our interactive and hands-on approach has made a positive impact on your learning journey.

    We're glad that the gradual delivery of information and mentor support have been beneficial for you, and that our emphasis on practical learning has enhanced your confidence in applying UX design principles.

    Our team has put in tremendous effort to create a well-thought-out and effective learning experience, and your kind words mean a lot to us. Thank you for recognizing our dedication, and we're excited to see you continue to grow and thrive in the UX design field. Remember, we're always here to support you!

    Warmest regards,
    Radu Vucea
    CEO, Mento Design Academy
  • Abbie Fung
    Abbie Fung
    Product Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Design • Online
    Jun 04, 2024
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    The Best UX/UI Bootcamp

     Initially I spent a lot of time deciding which bootcamp to choose. I read review after review  and ultimately decided on choosing Mento due to the amount of care and support they seemed to provide for their students during and even after the course.

     I've never regretted my decision once. Throughout the program I had an amazing mentor and was also able to meet like-minded peers. The course helped me establish a good foundation that I will now use to further my career. I really en...
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Mento Design Academy Alumni Outcomes

92%
Employment Rate
90%
Graduation Rate
82,071
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at Mento Design Academy, 90% graduated. 100% of graduates were job-seeking and 92% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $82,071. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 37 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee89.2%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated July 12, 2023
Want to learn UX design but don t know where to start? Mento Design Academy offers a six-month, self-paced intensive bootcamp that offers all the skills, projects, and mentorship you need to become a UX designer from scratch. But what will you actually learn in the bootcamp? Radu Vucea, Founder and Mentor at Mento Design Academy shares what students can get from this design program, and how to set yourself up for success to finish the program and land a dream job in UI/UX. Meet the ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated June 18, 2023
After a career as an educator and an entrepreneur, Nicky Freymond was still looking for something challenging and inspiring to do next. At the self-paced UI/UX design bootcamp at Mento Design Academy , Nicky learned UI/UX design as a complete beginner with no technical or art background! Having found a passion for UX research and writing, Nicky landed a job as a content writer at a sports publication and continues to hone her UX research skills. Nicky shares what it took to balance ...
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4.9
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How much does Mento Design Academy cost?

Mento Design Academy costs around $4,839.

What courses does Mento Design Academy teach?

Mento Design Academy offers courses like UX/UI Design.

Where does Mento Design Academy have campuses?

Mento Design Academy teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Mento Design Academy worth it?

The data says yes! Mento Design Academy reports a 71% graduation rate, a median salary of $82,071 and 93% of Mento Design Academy alumni are employed. The data says yes! In 2023, Mento Design Academy reported a 90% graduation rate, a median salary of $82,071, and 92% of Mento Design Academy alumni are employed.

Is Mento Design Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 40 Mento Design Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Mento Design Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.87 out of 5.

Does Mento Design Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

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You can read 40 reviews of Mento Design Academy on Course Report! Mento Design Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Mento Design Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.87 out of 5.

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