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tradecraft

Average Rating4.91
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Tradecraft in San Francisco offers full time, 12-week immersive bootcamp programs for smart, motivated people who want to get into tech. Tradecraft offers courses in Sales & Business Development, Growth Marketing, Product Design and Engineering.

The program has been designed by industry-leading experts to ensure that students graduate with the depth and breadth of knowledge to make meaningful contributions from day one at a high-growth startup. Tradec...

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  • Anonymous
    Product Design • San Francisco
    Sep 29, 2018
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    Eh

    The curriculum is okay but mostly self-guided. The instructors are super knowledgable, but you rarely see them. I suspect the founders have them working on their personal projects, and they both seem to constantly have their own side hustles. No hate on that, but it feels like the students come last on their priority list.

    Most of this is doing unpaid labor for local startups, which is probably worth it if you're looking to build out a portfolio of real companies. You'll learn a lo...

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  • Anonymous
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Sep 19, 2017
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    $15,000 well spent

    Pivoting from graphic design to product design was easily one of the best career moves of my life. I had done tremendous amounts of research deciding which 3-month program to pursue (RED Academy, Designation, General Assembly) and decided to go with Tradecraft. The instructors are top notch and the sense of community is strong. 

    In addition to living in one of the most prolific cities for design + tech while learning the best practices in the industry, I found a job within two mo...

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  • Anonymous
    Applicant • Product Design • San Francisco
    Mar 18, 2017
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    Declined their acceptance

    I applied to TC based on recommendations from a few industry professionals and from all the great reviews I read online. But after going through their ridiculous application process and getting accepted, I ultimately decided the program was not for me and declined to come on board.

    First of all, there is no way to email anyone with questions, no phone number, no FAQs, no way of getting an on-site tour, and no way of sitting down with an instructor to see if it will be a right fit...

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  • Anonymous
    Growth • San Francisco
    Oct 03, 2016
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    Rewarding Experience @ Tradecraft

    I joined Tradecraft because I wanted a career change. Not only did Tradecraft help me with my career development, it also provided me the opportunity to expand my network, meet industry leaders, and work on clients' projects with the team.  

    Tradecraft fosters an environment where you feel safe to make mistakes, learn fast, and apply what you learn into the startup world.  

    If you are the type of person who needs to be hand-held, T...

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  • Anonymous
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Sep 26, 2016
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    Great Tool for Career Change

    I was in a sales position and looking to switch to a more creative careerpath. I had a tast of product design and knew that this was a field that I wanted to enter. I was part of TC 25 and quit my job to do the full-time program. It was  a terrifying leap of faith but I am so glad that I did. After TC I landed a full-time position as a product designer, in an industry that I love. I worked my buns off for three months but couldn't be happier with the resuts. 

    A typical day at Tra...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Sep 23, 2016
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    TC Product Design - Can help you achieve everything you need if you work hard and ask for help.

    The misconception about bootcamps is that they're the fast and easy way into whatever you are pivoting towards. The reality is that they (at least TC) are hardwork and you only get as much value out of it as you are willing to put in and also demand.

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    My Personal Experience:

    I truthfully would not have been able to transition from a non-tech background into design without TC. The two instructors of the PD track were incredibly talented and experienced...

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  • Anonymous
    Business Development & Sales • San Francisco
    Jun 29, 2016
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    TC Network & Support

    Making a move into the tech world provides significant challenges, including a lack of network and relationships. Tradecraft provides the coaching, skill building and foundational network to build a career in tech. While learning sales, you’re exposed to the other tracks (growth, product design) and collaboration opportunities are prevalent. 

    Tradecraft focuses on personal developed as well as career development. Providing guidance and peer support that will build knowledge and e...

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Imogen Crispe
Published August 11, 2016
Adam attended Tradecraft’s 12-week growth marketing bootcamp in San Francisco, with a mission to shake up his skills in tech. Although he had a ton of tech experience with A/B testing and experimentation, he realized he couldn’t land the marketing career that he wanted. Read more about his thoughts on learning in a bootcamp classroom, why he used Tradecraft to take hold of his own destiny, ...

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tradecraft costs around $14,000.

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tradecraft offers courses like Business Development & Sales, Growth, Product Design.

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tradecraft has an in-person campus in San Francisco.

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