Become A UI Designer With Your Bildungsgutschein

Why should I use my Bildungsgutschein to become a UI designer?

  • UI designers are in high demand: There are currently well over 2,000 open positions in Germany.

  • A UI designer’s job is varied, creative and rewarding. One day you might be working on iconography, and the next on a new webpage layout.

  • The starting salary for a UI designer ranges from €30,000 to €50,000.

  • UI designers are not limited to the startup world – you’ll be able to work in agencies, corporates, and potentially even freelance or remote.

 

Why should I choose CareerFoundry’s UI Design Course?

  • We’re confident we can take you from complete beginner to hired UI designer. Why? Because we’ve already done just that with hundreds of private and Agentur für Arbeit (AfA) students.

  • You’ll be supported every step of the way by your Mentor, Tutor, Career Specialist and Student Advisor. With their help and feedback, you’ll complete real-world projects and develop an exceptional portfolio.

  • The course is designed specifically to integrate students rapidly into the labor market. Our AfA students’ average job search period lasts just 3.5 months.

  • After you’ve completed half your course, your dedicated Career Specialist will begin to assist you with your job search. They’ll work with you on everything from your portfolio and resumé to your interview techniques and cover letters. 

Success Stories

Niloofar Roshani

It was an easy entry and made me feel really smart. I’m super glad about it, especially as I didn’t have any tech background beforehand.

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Jesús Espuña

The best things about my new career are that I’m learning a lot, and I now have a job that I can see myself doing for a really long time. There is so much to learn!

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Maureen Herben

I can’t believe I’m going to do something that I love, something I’ve been dreaming about for a couple of years now. Now it’s a reality, it’s actually going to be my job! That’s so exciting.

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Get job-ready with real world projects

Our course has been created by leading UI Designers with experience from tech giants like Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by Instructional Designers from Harvard and Berkeley. The course is interactive and you get 1-on-1 feedback on every exercise from your mentor and tutor.

RECREATING AN INTERFACE

Using your working knowledge of essential Sketch features and functions, you’ll recreate the user interface for a travel app. This Achievement offers the opportunity to dive right in and practice fundamental design skills before you begin work on your own projects later on in the course.

CONCEPTUALIZATION OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES

With knowledge of design theory, principles, patterns, and mediums, you’ll build a mobile app from scratch for your Student Project 1. You will develop wireframes of low-, mid-, and high-fidelity, before finalizing the UI for your app in Sketch.

USER EXPERIENCE

You’ll incorporate basic principles of user experience (UX) design to determine and solve challenging UI problems. You’ll also conduct user research and create user personas for the app you will be building in Achievement 4.

DESIGN WORKFLOW

You’ll create a solid workflow for your app, taking the design project all the way from the requirements phase to the design, critique, and iterate loop. With the requirements in hand, you’ll also be designing a mood board, mockups, and the main screens of your app.

MOBILE APP DESIGN FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID

Based on existing specs and your knowledge of design patterns of specific platforms (e.g. iOS or Android), you will wireframe and design a complete mobile meeting management app and/or an app of your choice.

A COMPLETE APPLICATION

You'll create an app from top to bottom starting with gathering requirements, developing user stories, wireframing, and iterating through the design/critique loop until the project is complete and ready for production. You will also consolidate your work throughout course into a complete portfolio (i.e. 6 apps + 1 redesign) and create cohesive branding for yourself as a UI designer.

What requirements do I need to fulfill to take the course?

  • You’ll need to be a resident within Germany and eligible for a Bildungsgutschein.
  • You’ll need an internet connection and a computer.
  • You’ll need to be able to speak and write English at a level of B2 or above.
  • You’ll need to be able to work on the course for 3 months full-time.
  • You’ll need to be able to apply yourself to the course and work collaboratively with your mentor, tutor, career specialist and student advisor.
  • You don’t need to have previous experience in design.

Our graduates now have tech jobs at companies all over the world:

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How to Apply

Become a UI Designer with your Bildungsgutschein

1

Download the Application Guide
You will need to take this with you to the Agentur für Arbeit in order to obtain a Bildungsgutschein.

2

Apply for your place on the course
Once you have your Bildungsgutschein you can apply to start your course on the next available start date.

3

Become a UI Designer!
You will get access to your dashboard and the course material, and connect with your Tutor and Mentor on your start date.

Learn from the best

We are one of the longest running online UI design bootcamps and our unique learning platform builds your skills up to get you ready for a job. Our Tutors and Mentors are the best in the business.

Impress at interviews

Afterwards you’ll walk confidently into interviews armed with a portfolio to demonstrate your hard skills and the ability to interact confidently with hiring managers.

UI Designers are paid well

Once you’ve mastered the skills in this course, you’ll benefit from an in-demand career, with a high salary that will continue to grow as you gain experience.

Join thousands of successful students

96% of our students get a job in UI design within 180 days of graduating. Our Career Services Team will help you get a job you love.

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FAQ

1. How do I know that the course will really prepare me for a job?

UX designers are in high demand, and a mentored course structured around building your portfolio is a great way to break into your first job. A study from job-board indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are ‘more prepared’ or ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders.

2. Is the course content practical?

Yes. The course is based on a practical, project-based learning format. You will learn the essential skills that align with what employers look for.

3. Does my background or age matter?

We have trained people from all walks of life. From taxi drivers to accountants, they have all become successful UX designers. The course requires no previous experience, and there are no age restrictions

4. How much time does the course take?

The course is self-paced within a 3-month duration. You should expect to put in approximately 40 hours a week, but you can allot more time to your study in order to finish the course faster.

5. Why are you so confident that I will find a job after the course?

We achieve a 96% job placement rate for our students within 180 days of graduating. Our Career Services Team is there to help you search for and find a job you love.

6. Is UI design a secure career choice?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Web developer jobs (including UX and UI) are on the rise. “Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7. Is the course certified?

Yes, we are certified by an external education body unlike many other course providers who certify themselves with a completion certificate, the CareerFoundry course is externally verified which gives employers more trust and confidence in your new skills. An Indeed study found that “98% of employers would support increased regulation and accreditation programs for coding bootcamps.” (Indeed)