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Product Design

Learn the skills you need to become a world-class product designer by focusing on design thinking, user-centered design, and foundational visual design.

Design your career for $0 upfront tuition

Learn the visual, technical, and client service skills essential to launch a successful career as a UX or UI designer. Flatiron School’s online course combines our robust digital design curriculum with dedicated Career Services support, full-time or part-time course pacing, and innovative payment options (learn more).

End-to-end product design curriculum

Learn how to become a UX/UI designer while working on rigorous projects under real-life circumstances, simulating a true design work environment.

Graduate with a full UX/UI design portfolio

Enter an in-demand workforce with an impressive portfolio of case studies, research, and designs to showcase your talents to employers.

We're here to help you find your first design job

Our Career Services team is with you even before you graduate to help you navigate the job market and find a role that's right for you.

Specialize in User Experience (UX) or User Interface (UI) Design

When you enroll, you’ll choose the track that best suits you — UX or UI. Our admissions team is happy to discuss this decision with you. You can also explore Intro to Careers in Design to learn more about how these disciplines vary and where they’ll take you.

User Experience

UX designers focus on the user journey, designing how users interact with products or services. UX designers define a digital product’s optimal experience to ensure it’s engaging and user friendly.

User Interface

UI designers define the look and feel of a product, application, or website while considering optimal ease of use. UI designers optimize for varied functionalities, and contexts using branding, color, images, and typography.

Course Pace Options

We offer two course pace options designed to give you the flexibility and structure to support your success. As a Flatiron School student, you’ll receive individual support from instructors and access to virtual study groups for a personalized learning experience. Choose the program pace option that best suits your life, schedule, and career goals.

In both pacing options, you’ll build your work portfolio with team-based design projects for real-world clients.

Full-Time

Graduate in 6 months with the accelerated course pace: full-time. Expect 40–60+ hours per week of coursework. Benefit from dedicated, full-time learning. This option requires the most commitment – you’ll attend live study groups, complete group projects, and collaborate with others in your cohort throughout the day.

Part-Time

Graduate in 11 months at a pace that offers the same curriculum as the full-time program. Expect 20-30+ hours per week of coursework and benefit from a structured, yet flexible, schedule designed to keep you on track. During the client phase, you’ll invest considerable time to successfully complete group projects.

A fast-track career curriculum that will help you land a job in the field of design.

Our online UX/UI design courses are taught by industry experts and combine flexible online learning with a team-based experience.

Online UX/UI Design is divided into five phases. You’ll learn at a part-time pace in phase one, regardless of your selected course pace. After phase one, you’ll join your choice of a full-time or part-time cohort for team-based design and client projects.

For the UX track, Phase 2-5, all projects are group-based. For the UI track, Phase 3-5, projects are group-based.

This means you’ll work like a real design team member to get the project done - divide responsibilities and tasks or project manage deliverables. Technical training, bundled with apprenticeship-style project work and personalized career coaching, creates an experience that’s designed to help you become a highly sought-after UX or UI designer.

What to expect:

  • Learn the fundamentals of UX, IxD, IA and UI design

  • Complete weekly assignments, online meetings, readings, and quizzes

What to expect:

  • Learn how to put team-based design into practice

  • Complete weekly assignments, online meetings, readings, and quizzes

What to expect:

  • Learn how to put team-based design into practice with a real-word project

  • Attend 1:1 check-ins, presentations, and feedback with instructors

What to expect:

  • Learn how to solve real design problems with real business stakeholders

  • Redefine deliverables, build product roadmaps, and receive client feedback

  • Graduate with a unique portfolio to share with future employers

What to expect:

  • Create a values report, a personal statement, case studies, personal branding and a job search-ready portfolio site

  • Exercises in design challeneges

Meet the experts behind our UX/UI program

Joshua Robinson
Lecturer, Product Design

Joshua Robinson is a product design professional with more than ten years in UX/UI and has also founded Expansive, a consultancy in Chicago focused on product design for neurodiversity and social good. Before joining Flatiron School in 2018, he taught research and UX at Designation.

Chelsea Lee
Lead Instructor

Chelsea lives and breathes design and is eager to share that enthusiasm with others. Her background in graphic design and book arts led her to UX design. In her time at Thoughtworks and as an independent consultant, she worked on service, software, and product design in the aerospace, retail, healthcare, and data management industries.

Patrick DiMichele
Lead Instructor

Patrick designs for impact; using collaborative and inclusive processes to enable positive, real-world outcomes. He’s a cofounder of the design studio Goodmaker and has led highly-successful design practices and programs for Fortune 500 companies, global consultancies, and a range of healthcare, education, and nonprofit organizations.

Navigate tech's top opportunities with the help of our Career Coaching team

Flatiron School’s Career Coaching and Employer Partnerships team provide students unparalleled 1:1 support before, during, and after the job search.

Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job.

Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the world, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly advocating for our grads and helping you get in the door.

Proven job-search framework

Through 1-on-1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.

Design a career you love

Our students have gone to land jobs at leading companies across the globe. Now, it’s your turn to launch a career in design.

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“I was lucky to be surrounded by hard working people who pushed each other to be better. It felt like everyone really cared about their projects, and no one was ever satisfied with an easy solution. We weren’t afraid to challenge each other, which was awesome.”

“Having the ability to develop real projects for real clients makes the experience more than just a school—it makes it like an internship. I was able to have real world experience juggling my design workload, client needs, and team relationships.”

What the application process looks like

Design aptitude is built from an innate curiosity about the world and how people interact with it. We don’t admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, chef, biologist, and artist will approach solutions differently, and bringing them together creates a richer learning environment for everyone involved. All you need is passion and an open mind.

Step 1 → Apply

Apply to the course. Tell us about yourself and why you want to start a career in UX/UI.

Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within a couple days, and would be your final step!

Step 4 → Enroll

When you enroll, you’ll choose the track that best suits you – UX or UI. Our admissions team is happy to discuss this decision with you.

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