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What is this? You are viewing one of our supplemental "Stories." In addition to our core design curriculum, we are constantly building out additional resources. Stories are a collection of real work tasks, design history, UX explorations, and work-throughs. Stories are often off-the-cuff and less concerned with production value.


Ivy and Derek meet with all prospective students – in person (on video).

However, over the last 100 applicants or so – they realize that they end up repeating the same things over and over.

So, here’s a video outlining the practical details of how the course works. Please watch it. It’s off the cuff… and Karen says it’s a bummer and we have to redo it… but – you can handle that, right?

This way, we can spend our meeting together talking about you. : )

Ok. You watched it, right? Because – there’s a test.


NOW: If you already filled out the application, watched this video, and – you’re still pumped about the program: please write down any outstanding questions and book a meeting with us.

If you haven’t filled out the application – then please do that before booking a meeting. : )

What we learn:

How we do it:

  • 1 lesson a day / daily drip (absolutely non-negotiable)
  • Lessons vary by day and include different combinations of materials
  • Written lesson including figures and examples
  • A video going over that lesson (between 20min and 90min)
  • A shared classroom (currently Slack) (pro/ with security + video + audio etc.)
  • Ask questions in text / or hop on a call and review any lesson concepts
  • A set of daily (targeted) exercises (with suggested timeboxes)
  • Share and ask for feedback with the group
  • Additional resources – for role-specific skills
  • Mock client projects
  • Nothing that isn’t necessary for this specific day
  • Additional exercises for those who want them (building off of the day’s concept)
  • Video and audio meetings with other students or the instructor
  • Study hall: an additional self-testing framework that follows the key concepts of the lessons
  • Enough room to explore and discover new areas of the design process
  • Personal guidance based on your specific background and goals
  • Career guidance and a major focus on creating a solid portfolio
  • Customized book recommendations and exercises/project suggestions
  • Real client projects
  • … and more? 😉

The currently unnamed less one-on-one version of the course

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