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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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  • Y-Dan
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Apr 16, 2019
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    Product Designer

    I completed the Tradecraft program almost exactly one year ago to this date, and one year later, I couldn't be happier with my investment. In the months leading up to my applying, I was trying to make the transition to product design on my own by self-studying and self-learning, but wasn't satisfied with the speed at which I was progressing.

    There are many reviews that already description about the product design track and what prospective Tradecrafters can expect. I'll focus on ...

  • Curren Kulkarni
    Growth Manager @ Eden • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Jan 22, 2019
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    Great program for building a career in tech

    Tradecraft is a one-of-a-kind program in the tech world and I couldn't be more happy with the decision I made to go through this SF-based career accelerator.

     

    After spending 4 years in NYC as a tech/software investor, I decided to leave my awesome career at Goldman Sachs in order to pursue a more exciting and dynamic career in the enterprise software sector. It's not a path that many embark upon, so after doing tons of my own research and conducting interviews with fol...

  • James Stephens
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Jan 22, 2019
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    These people have your back.

    In addition to getting a job and making the transition from graphic to product design, Tradecraft was the catalyst for a great deal of personal change that I'm still benefiting from (and working through.)

    The nature of the environment is one where you're surrounded by people questioning things: their future desired role and how to get there, user experience problems, the various degrees of ennui one experiences when transitioning), and in general how to be a better human.

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  • Jot Dhaliwal
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Oct 10, 2018
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    Learn to be a pro designer

    The beauty of Tradecraft is that it simulates an actual startup environment. You are intentionally given more opportunities for impact than you actually have time for. Program instructors, mentors and your colleagues help you determine which opportunities to focus on given your individual career goals. 

    Before starting the program, learn how to use various design tools as well as the fundamentals of art & design. This way you can get a head start and jump into project work righ...

  • My Nguyen
    Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Oct 08, 2018
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    My best career investment so far

    The most valuable thing I learnt at Tradecraft was a new perspective. A different way to think, to learn, to network. 

    The bootcamp was not taught in a traditional, textbook-driven, spoon-feeding style. The intructors were not academic professors, but successful practitioners in their fields. Classes did not assign outdated textbooks and were not held as lengthy lectures. And sadly, it would not miraculously figure out one's career :) But apart from what it was not, it gave me ever...

  • Kimberly
    Product Designer at Scoot • Student • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Oct 06, 2018
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    Learn to get out of your comfort zone

    If I had to sum up the major things I gained from my time at Tradecraft, it would fall into 3 buckets: 1) The community, 2) getting pushed out of my comfort zone with networking, and 3) access to a physical/virtual space that encourages constant learning throughout your career.

    (1) The peers that you start with are one of your biggest assets (but only if you make the effort to invest time and energy into these relationships). I’ve met some amazing people and built friendships and c...

  • Judy
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Aug 12, 2018
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    Learn by doing with a great support system

    I completed Tradecraft back in April and was able to find work within my first month out of the program. Prior to it, I was working in the field of architecture for over five years. I came to it through recommendations from colleagues who similarly felt dissatisfied with the profession. I was deciding between a few different options but what makes Tradecraft stand apart from the rest are its learning-by-doing framework and supportive network of highly motivated and intelligent people.

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  • Audrey
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Jul 23, 2018
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    Make your career transition with a community

    As someone who had transitioned into design (from operations) at a small startup, I was looking for a place to accelerate my learning. Tradecraft provided this not only through great mentorship from their Design Leads, Zac and Jake, but also through a supportive and open community of designers (current and alum).   As others have mentioned, the client projects and job interview prep at TC are critical parts of getting a job in product design. The support ...
  • Jasmine Rosen
    User Experience Designer at Education.com • San Francisco
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    Jul 03, 2018
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    Top 3 Reasons Tradecraft’s Product Design Program Dominates All Others

    I’ve researched (and even tried) other Product Design programs, but Tradecraft provides the ABSOLUTE BEST experience for the following reasons:

    1. Cutting Edge Curriculum:  As UX lead at Education, I’ve interviewed many candidates, read through many portfolios, and observed many whiteboard challenges.  I can honestly say that Tradecraft prepares you with the tools to really stand out. Thanks to the amazing instructors that are ...

  • Christine
    Product Manager • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Jul 03, 2018
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    A worthwhile investment in yourself in order to get more out of your career

    I turned to Tradecraft to cultivate better professional opportunities for myself. I was already working professionally as a product manager, but feared that I would be pigeon-holed in the vertical I was in. Recruiters from that same vertical kept reaching out to me, but I wasn’t getting any leads for the top tier startups and tech companies I aimed for.

     

    What TC helped me do:

    Build a network, learn the hows and whys of ne...

  • Mallory
    Product Designer • Graduate
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    Jun 04, 2018
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    Accelerate your Career

    Less than 6 months after deciding to make a career switch, I began working as a product designer at a startup.  I couldn't have made the switch so quickly without Tradecraft. 

    At TC, you get out of it what you put into it. If you want a structured program with lectures and projects to keep your learning on-track, TC is not for you. If you want to set your own path and have access to amazing design mentors and colleagues, TC is for you.

    During my three months (plus an extra ...

  • Andrew
    Head of Product • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    May 25, 2018
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    Product design is more important than ever

    If you're interested in working for -- or even starting -- a startup, product design is an invaluable skill. I had previously invested significant time and resources into a side-project-turned-startup. It was fun and I learned a lot, but I ultimately realized I still had a lot to learn and needed to accelerate that process.

    I looked at product development/design programs. I was extremely underwhelmed by some of the more well-known options (I was an industry analyst in my previous l...

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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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