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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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  • Mel Smith
    Product Design • San Francisco
    Sep 25, 2017
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    Stop wading knee-deep and jump in

    If you’re reading this, you may be at work daydreaming about what you might do next, or maybe it’s midnight and you’re researching other accelerated design programs.

    I was there. I was working in tech for 2 years in support. I started taking classes part-time at UC Berkeley for UX Design to test the waters. Part-time really wasn’t enough for me to feel that I could make a career transition. I personally needed and wanted to dedicate 100% of my time to design and discovered Tradec...

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  • Jonathan Lane
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Jul 28, 2017
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    One of the best decisions you can make

    I can't speak highly enough about this program. I first learned about Tradecraft from Course Report. Based on all of the great reviews I decided to apply. So I'm happy to come back to Course report and confirm that Tradecraft truly is that good. 

    A few things to keep in mind...they are selective and if you don't have an impressive portfolio they will give you a challenge to see if you're a good fit for the program. In that way, they are different than some other programs like Gen...

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  • Chris Brophy
    User Acquisition Coordinator • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
    Jul 06, 2017
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    Sales to Growth Career Transition

    Can't say enough great things about the Tradecraft program and community. After 3 years in B2B SaaS sales, I knew I was ready for something new. I had very little hands-on growth experience as a sales rep, but I had sold to software to marketers so I could "talk the talk" when it came to growth. Tradecraft's curriculum, hands-on growth projects, and career development sessions helped me to not only "walk the walk", but prepared me to land my first two paid contract gigs as a marketer -- cu...

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  • N.Ali
    Dir. Community Retention • Graduate • San Francisco
    Jun 15, 2017
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    Watershed Moment X 1000

    My experience with TC was pretty unique. I am a single mom and had just gotten laid off from a job I had had for almost four years, I was at the tail end of a long and nasty divorce and was feeling generally SPENT. I scraped enough $$ from family and through the generosity of TC was able to attend the 12 week bootcamp. It was the most expensive investment I have ever made in myself and hands-down the most beneficial. TC not only gave me the curriculum I needed to gain an understanding of t...

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  • Abby
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Jun 13, 2017
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    Best career decision I've ever made

    Tradecraft changed my world. I finished TC a few months ago and couldn't have been happier with the experience. I'm now working as a full-time product designer in the Bay Area.

    A year ago I was working in a job that wasn't fulfilling and I honestly felt pretty trapped. I had always been interested in fine & digital art, but got a degree in business to play it safe. After working about a year in sales, I knew I wanted to pursue a design career but it felt like such an intimida...

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  • Matias Honorato
    Growth Marketer • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
    May 23, 2017
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    Life Changing Experience

    Joining Tradecraft has been probably one of the best decision that I have ever made in my life. I joined the Growth track last September, and from the first day there you could feel how this program was going to be a challenging and intense experience, not only because the quality of the curriculum is top-notch, but also because every day I was surrounded by incredibly smart, self-driven and friendly people.

    Is hard to write a description that summarizes my experience there, but ...

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  • Annie Chen
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    May 08, 2017
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    Tradecraft Product Design Track - Awesome Experience!

    Tradecraft's product design program was an amazing 3 months that helped me land a full-time role as a product designer. I was in the program from November 2016 - February 2017, and prior to that, I was a customer success manager for a year and a consultant/IT auditor for 4 years.

    When I first decided I wanted to be a product designer, I was looking into General Assembly and Tradecraft like you probably are. Both design programs seemed great, but after talking to a friend...

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  • Justin
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    May 05, 2017
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    Break into SV faster and harder

    I was successful. I'd spent a few years accumulating design experience in a dying medium. I didn't notice the decline until it was too late to course correct. I was early 30s.

    I explored options. Advertising is surprisingly conservative, ad-school costs a fortune and CDs don't respect it. Anything technical like industrial or arch+viz is too education-obsessed for a late career switch.

    Tech was the smartest move. I could prove myself with a few pieces of good work. Comp...

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  • Michelle
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    May 04, 2017
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    Finally on the right career path

    I had made a few career transitions since graduating college going from marketing to engineering with a couple of other odd jobs sprinkled in between (as it goes with startup life). Tradecraft was hands down the best thing I have done thus far for my growth - both personal and professional. I only wish I had found them sooner. I benefitted equally from the product design curriculum as well as the more general career development that happens every week. I now have the confidence to network ...

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  • Dianna Xu
    Product Designer • Graduate • San Francisco
    May 03, 2017
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    Greatly exceeded my expectations

    When I decided to learn UX, I wasn't really sure how to go about it. I researched several places, whether it was online-only or in person, full-time or part-time, and I finally decided to try out Tradecraft after seeing reviews and talking to someone who had already gone through the program. And I'm really glad I did!

    There's really good culture, everyone tries to help each other out if someone doesn't understand something. There's strong support while you'...

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  • Belén
    UX Researcher • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Mar 23, 2017
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    The best career decision I ever made

    I come from the social science field and was already working in tech and UX, but wasn't learning at the speed I wanted. I felt stuck in my career, and couldn't find the mentorship I was looking for in Argentina.

    I was reviewing other similar programs before I founded Tradecraft. The others were very nice until I mentioned I was latin american...

    When I had my first call with Tradecraft, I cannot express how grateful I was for that call. The program's dire...
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  • Hugh
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Mar 04, 2017
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    One of the most rewarding career decisions I've made

    A year out of college, I moved from Toronto to San Francisco and aimed to transition into tech. I found Tradecraft online, and once I had my initial call with the team it became clear that it was the best option for me. I have a marketing background, but I had been unfulfilled by my work experience thus far and have always had an interest in design. I thought that Tradecraft would be a great opportunity to see if design was a good fit for me.

    I joined the program, kept an open mi...

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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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