UX/UI Design Bootcamp

16 Evening classes · 10 weeks
Become a certified UX/UI designer from scratch.

Work on a real
client project

Work on a project with briefs, presentations and feedback sessions.

Master design tools step-by-step

Learn to use all the key tools of a practicing UX/UI designer.

Attract clients with
a design portfolio

Showcase your work to attract freelance design clients or ask for that raise at work.

Your all-inclusive UX/UI learning programme

Design a website
weeks 1 - 2

Start designing your own project from day one. Learn Figma basics and practice the principles of design with hands-on assignments. Master the elements of UX/UI design and finish designing your website by the end of the week.

During week one, we'll -

  • Master Figma;
  • Understand the principles of design and how to apply them;
  • Learn to increase product effectiveness with the right visual design;
  • Evaluate User Interface;
  • Learn the anatomy of a website.
Design a mobile app
weeks 3 - 4

In weeks three and four, we'll focus on the foundations of User Experience. Get ready to apply this knowledge to your mobile app design.

During the mobile app design process, we will -

  • Understand the relationship between various UX terms;
  • Learn about the human mind;
  • Learn how to design mobile apps;
  • Apply the right mindset to start designs off right.
UX Copywriting
week 5

Week five is devoted to two things - writing copy for your website and writing a short article about a ux/ui topic you're passionate about. Our in-house ux copywriter Maija will guide you through both processes.

Together you'll -

  • Learn about the elements of good copy
  • Write copy for your website and app;
  • Write a professional article to test audience engagement;
  • Get copywriting feedback.

Break
week 6

Learning part-time can be difficult, so let's have a break to avoid burnout.

  • Recharge our batteries;
  • Finish homework;
  • Practise new skills.
Design thinking part 1
week 7

In the first part of the set of design thinking lectures you will gain an overview of the design process and focus on problem framing and discovery. You will jump right in to working on a real design prompt and start practicing the critical thinking and synthesis skills designers are known for.

  • Problem framing and analysis
  • Interviewing
  • Analysis and Synthesis
  • Persona creation
  • Ideation
Design thinking part 2
week 8

In the second phase of the design thinking lectures, you will start prototyping actual solutions to the problem you defined in the first phase. You will learn how designers use prototyping for aligning a team, for visualizing a future scenario, and for giving life to an idea.

  • Storyboarding
  • Paper Prototypes
  • High Fidelity prototyping
  • Testing
Communication skills
week 9

In the last week, you will learn how to defend your design work to a client from hell. You'll get best practice tips from the seasoned presenter and public speaker Joe Howard. After that, you'll see right through even the toughest customer.

  • Practical presentation skills workshop
  • Best practices and tips
  • Client communication
  • Purposeful communication methods
Exam + Graduation
week 10

The Bootcamp ends with a two-day exam - a final-boss assignment showcasing your UX skills and knowledge.

The exam consists of three parts:

1) Research and finding organisation in Miro;

2) Designing and copywriting in Figma;

3) And presenting your work with Loom. We then grade your work and provide feedback.

All who pass receive their UX/UI Design certificates. And then we have a graduation part.

  • Two-day examy
  • Exam review
  • Receive a certified UX/UI certificate
  • Graduation party

What you’ll find inside our UX/UI Bootcamp

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16 live-classes

Our UX/UI Bootcamp is a 10-week hands-on learning experience with 16 live-classes, taught by four teachers. You'll join a group of 10 passionate students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (from 6-9PM, EEST).

4 x teachers

Currently the only UX/UI Bootcamp that's taught by four UX professionals - a UX/UI Designer, UX Researcher, Information Architect and a Creative Strategist.

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UX Design Certificate

Successful graduates receive a signed digital and print Certificate - both for print and social media. Each certificate comes with a personalised number.

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Personal approach

We like to keep things personal so each Bootcamp has only 10 open seats. This way, students connect with each other, our alumni network and the teachers any time via Slack or email.

Design UX/UI portfolio

Our Bootcamp goal is to help you find work. To graduate, students have to complete their personal portfolios, demonstrating that they've learned the skills needed to start their careers.

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UX/UI career support

You'll get best practices, real-life examples, tips, and advice - all designed to help you combine your existing skills with new UX Design skills and choose the right path for you.

Help with job assignments

When applying for a UX position, applicants often have to complete a practical assignment. That's when our students and alumni can count on our practical support

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1:1 Sessions

During the Bootcamp, our teachers are available for 1:1 sessions upon request. Feel free to talk to us about anything!

What you’ll find inside UX/UI class

What graduates say
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Karina Kozinda
UX Designer at Tet

Edijs is a talented designer and a great lecturer. Learning web design under his guidance was easy, as he was always in the reach to give fair feedback and tips to improve work. He made us not only good designers, but also great mates. His communication and leading skills are truly amazing.

Vita Balckare
Head of design at Initiative

This course gave me a deeper insight and a great hands-on experience in web design. I’ve been successfully implementing the acquired knowledge in my current job - both to manage digital marketing projects and to develop and implement visual materials for the web environment.

Annamari Kenk
UX Designer at Devtailor

Edijs is a great teacher, designer, and mentor. As a self-learner like myself, he has inspired me to push hard, learn and make an effort to achieve bigger goals and become a better designer. Slava’s passion for UX and research opened my eyes to a new level of expertise. Besides being a kind and generous person, Maija taught me how good copywriting could change the whole experience. Joe’s lesson improved my confidence to speak publicly. These people love what they are teaching at UI/UX Bootcamp.

Evelīna Ozoliņa
UX Designer at On The Map

This course gave me a wide insight of UX/UI Design. It also helped me build skills like prototyping, wireframing - from scratch. After the course all students had their work portfolios. Mine helped me get a position in the UX/UI field. This course not only gave me knowledge but also a lot of wonderful friends who are great designers today!

You'll get -

Hands-on experience

Master new design tools and up-skill FAST. Test theories, break things and get to where you want to be in a month. Get ready for intense, product-immersive training.

1 project per week

Design and own two real projects for your portfolio - a landing page and a mobile app. We’ll guide you through all the stages of UX/ product design - from client interviews to final deliverables. Each session is 2.5h long, with a break in between.

Practice for a job you’ll love

Every UX/UI employer ever wants to see your work and hear about your experiences. So give it to them! Build a compelling portfolio and walk them through your actual projects.

Experienced teachers

All our teachers are seasoned practitioners working in their fields and beyond. Joe is writing a book, RR - launching his learning app, Maija is knee deep in writing and Edijs is leading Emergen's UX design team.

You'll get insights from real client cases - our experiences with complex projects, favourite tools and project outcomes. Make your own mistakes and learn not to repeat ours!

Global certificate

Receive a globally recognised UX design certificate signed by all our teachers showing proof of theoretical and practical knowledge.

1:1 sessions with mentors

Schedule two one-on-one sessions with any of the teachers during your studies - you pick who - all teachers are available for personal feedback and mentorship sessions.

Your class Slack channel

Join a Slack channel just for your UX/UI Design class where you’ll exchange tasks, tips, materials and of course - homework assignments! 

14-day money-back guarantee

Don't vibe with the programme? That’s ok! : ) Let us know and we’ll give you your money back, no hard feelings.
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Graduated? Keep
designing with our
clients!

After completing your UX training, we’ll do our best to help you get started. This means continued mentorship and support within our partner network.

Invest in your career

Early bird price till June 10

€1550 €1200

Pay in one-go. Includes access to partner network, events and mentors.

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€350/mo

Pay in four instalments. Also includes access to partner network, events and mentors.

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Course Instructors

When we're not working on our own projects, we teach.
Maija Anna Ludbārža
Course Coordinator
teaches Content Strategy, Information Architecture and how to use words to get what you want.
Edijs Bogomolovs
Course Director
teaches Visual and Product design + Product Management. Comes across as rude but is a sweetheart.
Jonathan 'Joe' Howard
Creative Strategist
teaches Creativity, Branding and Presentation. Most importantly - how to foster your own creativity.
Rostislav 'RR' Roznoshchik
UX Researcher
teaches Design Thinking, User Research and UX. Always asks the hard questions. A people person.

FAQ

I’m a beginner - is this course for me?

Definitely! This course is designed for beginners. We teach all UX/UI design basics and guide our students through the design process step-by-step.

How do I start?

1) Fill out the course application form (above) and our course coordinator Maija will get in touch with you.
2) Then complete a 1-minute survey so we know your skill level;
3) And finally complete your payment and GET STARTED!

Do you have a global certificate?

Yes. The UX/UI Design skills we teach are practiced and recognised by experts worldwide.

Do I need previous experience?

No, you can start the course without any design experience. Our instructors will guide you through the design process and teach you all you need to start designing on your own.

What about internships/ jobs after?

While we can’t guarantee a job or an internship, we can do our best to help. We engage you in real-life projects to help you populate your portfolio and let the world know that you’ve got skills.

Where does my money go?

Your course fee pays for Idea Partners teacher salaries and our extravagant vacations. The fees also cover rent and utilities, advertising, website hosting and mandatory income tax (that we decided not to add to your course fee). The remaining funds go into developing new courses and content.