Creative Solutions to Real-World Problems

At Flatiron School, our mission reaches beyond simply teaching the software skills and tools of the trade. Our students get hands-on training and take on real-world projects that prepares our designers to tackle the professional realities of working as digital designers. During the Client Phase, our Flatiron School students work on teams to solve key design challenges for companies in all industries, creating high-quality deliverables for live products while exercising their client management skills.

Have a design problem you’d like to solve? Our design students are up to the challenge. Get more information about our student projects.

UX/UI Student Projects for Businesses

Fully fleshed-out visual designs of apps and websites

Low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes

User research and usability audits

Client Case Studies

The bulk of the projects we take on focus on digital product design — on defining the user experience, functionality and branded styling of mobile apps, web SaaS platforms, and the like. We’ve also worked on touch-screen kiosks, smart home interfaces, and even a smart mirror.

UX case studies:

UI case studies:

Let’s work together

We offer design work in exchange for invaluable professional experiences that our designers feature in their portfolios and speak to in job interviews. We value working with small businesses and startups who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources or funding to employ quality design work.

Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll reach out to learn more about the details of your product and desired scope of work.

Frequently asked questions from potential clients

What are the professional backgrounds of designers in the program?

Just about every profession has been represented among our designers: Lawyers, chefs, ballet dancers, baristas, options traders, architects, preschool teachers, biologists, and many, many others. Any professional experience focused on practicing the soft skills needed for a design career—teamwork, customer service, research, storytelling, client management, project management, creative thinking, a desire to learn—is pretty easily transferable at Designation. And any past experience with design helps even more, but some of our most successful graduates had no design experience before applying.

What qualities does a strong Flatiron School participant possess?

There are a lot of qualities practiced frequently, if not perpetually, by designers in the program. Having a growth mindset is the number-one quality, and which best prepares all designers in the industry for a successful career. Iterative learning, problem-solving, measuring self-growth, asking intuitive questions, dealing with failure, adapting to change and pivots, analyzing insights, and synthesizing data are all practiced heavily. Experience on teams, in customer service, with creative thinking, with time and project management, and with constructive criticism are very valuable. Good communication—interpersonal, verbal, presentational, and written—is a necessary part of success at Flatiron School. And showing up on time, being open to new ideas, staying healthy, and keeping a sense of humor are just as important.

What tools do Flatiron School designers use?

Teamwork tools include Google Drive, Google Slides, PowerPoint, and Keynote. Productivity and communication tools include Canvas, Slack, email, Google Calendar, and Keynote. Design tools and programs include Sketch, Axure, InVision, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Principle. And everyone uses a hefty amount of Post-its, Sharpies, whiteboards, and sketching paper.