UI for UX Designers Course

Learn how to create beautiful interfaces
in 2 months
Study flexibly
at a pace of 15-20 hours per week
Complete the course
with a portfolio project of your choice

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Want to know if UI design is right for?

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Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UX designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

COVID-19: While our team of employees, mentors, tutors, and career specialists are working from home in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, CareerFoundry is operating as usual. All our programs are 100% online, and we’re offering more flexible study and payment options for the foreseeable future. If you’re interested in taking one of our programs, we’d love to speak to you about how we can support you during this time.

UI for UX Designers Course details

In this course, you will

Get to grips with the fundamental principles of UI design, and learn how to apply them to real-world projects.

Master the core aspects of visual design, including color, typography, icons, imagery, and interactions—together with responsive design and industry-standard tools.

Level-up your existing skillset with impactful designs that can transform the lives of your users.

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor, who'll provide you with individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Join an active community of over 3,000 students, alumni, mentors, and career specialists, and get access to UI design events and webinars

Fully online

Study for 15-20 hours per week for 2 months

Personalized mentorship

Our course mentors are rated 4.92/5 based on feedback from over 2,000 reviews

Outcome oriented

Finish with a certificate of completion and a responsive app that will take your portfolio to the next level

Why learn UI design?

UI design skills are in huge demand

Discover the methods and tools you need to deliver elegant solutions to real problems by crafting beautiful, functional design.

Learn to communicate through design

Design can make or break a business. A well-designed interface draws in visitors, retains customers, and amplifies a brand.

Boost your career with UI design skills

As businesses continue to open their eyes to the role that UX and UI design play in a product's success, mastering fundamental UI skills will give your portfolio a competitive edge.

Why choose a CareerFoundry course?

Work with your very own course mentor

You'll enjoy a truly collaborative online learning experience, with tailored written and video feedback on everything you do from an expert who works in your new field day in, day out.

Get the perfect balance of theory and practice

Created in collaboration with industry leader InVision, the course will see you master the fundamental steps in the UI design process—from visual design and responsive layouts, all the way through to design handoff.

Master the practical skills that you can immediately apply to real-life projects

Our UI for UX Designers Course is based on extensive research into the job market and in-depth surveys with industry experts.

The mega-trend of our time is the Customer Experience Revolution. Digital product is both the nexus and catalyst of this transformation wherein every category of our consumption is being redesigned in favor of the emotional and practical desires of each one of us.

Clark Valberg
CEO, InVision

Meet your new team

At CareerFoundry, you’re never alone! From the moment you start the course, you’ll be assigned a personal mentor. This seasoned and influential expert will act as your teacher, coach, and confidant through every step of the course—providing individualized support, advice, and feedback.

Your mentor

is a UI design expert who will act as your teacher.

Your mentor will provide detailed video reviews of each project you complete during the course.

Our mentors haven’t just made a name for themselves at top companies—they've helped shape the industry.

A project-based curriculum that gets you thinking like a UI designer

This course will equip you with the skills you need to create beautiful, responsive UI designs.

Created by experienced instructional designers, authored by industry experts, and kept up-to-date by course editors, our curriculum will serve as the foundation of your learning experience.

Achievement 1: Composition & Visual Design

1.1 Getting Started with Your UI Course
Select course project and create low-fidelity prototype.


1.2 Responsive Layouts & Grids
Demonstrate when and how to use responsive layouts and grids.


1.3 UI Elements & File Organization
Incorporate appropriate UI elements into digital wireframes.


1.4. Visual Hierarchy & Spacing
Establish a consistent visual hierarchy throughout a UI design. Apply the principles of good spacing to digital wireframes.


1.5. UI Design Patterns
Incorporate existing design patterns into design.


1.6. Visual Design Principles & Trends
Compare two different visual directions for web app.


1.7. Typography in UI
Apply principles of typography to web app design.


1.8. Color in UI
Apply principles of color theory to web app design.


1.9. Imagery in UI
Apply principles of image theory to web app design

Achievement 2: Advanced UI & the Design Handoff

2.1 Shapes & Icons
Construct icons using design software.


2.2 Interactions & Gestures
Incorporate interactions and gestures into design.


2.3 Style Guide
Compile web app's style components in a visual style guide.


2.4. Designing for Different Breakpoints
Adapt design for responsive breakpoints.
 

2.5. Final Mockups
Create design mockups.
 

2.6. Design Handoff & Deliverables
Prepare design work for handoff.
 

2.7. Final Presentation
Create UI-focused portfolio project case study.

Portfolio Projects

Review a selection of some of the work our UI design students have completed in recent months.

Price

UI for UX Designers

OR secure your spot and pay today, then per month for months (starting one month after your program start date).
  • Learn through our comprehensive, project-based curriculum
  • Receive regular, personalized feedback from your course mentor
  • Deliver your first app design, which will form the basis of your professional portfolio
  • Get an in-depth review of your portfolio project from your mentor on a video call
  • Gain exclusive access to our global community—plus events and webinars

FAQ

1.    Who is the course for?
Our specialization courses are designed to help people in the field of design to become experts in one focused area. So while there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is somewhat advanced.

Because of this, it’s ideal if you have practical experience in design (user research and testing, personas, prototyping and wireframing, etc.)—or you’re enrolled in our UX Design Program.

If you’re uncertain whether you have the experience you need to take this course, just reach out to a program advisor—they’re happy to help!
2.    Are there payment plans available?
Yes, we offer two payment options for your specialization course. First, you can save a little money by paying your full tuition up front. If that’s not feasible, you can pay a set amount up front (varies depending on currency), and then the remainder in three monthly payments.
3.    Is the course 100% online?
Yes, the course is entirely asynchronous and online—so you can study when and wherever you’d like so long as you can get online and complete the course on time.

But this doesn’t mean the learning experience is isolated or lonely! You’ll have your mentor, tutor, and student advisor there to support you—as well as access to our active student community on Slack.
4.    What will I have by the end of the course?
By the end of the course, you’ll have specialized knowledge and experience in UI design, and a complete, mentor-reviewed project to feature in your professional portfolio. Just what you need to stand out in the field as the expert you’ll be.

When you complete the course, you’ll also receive a signed CareerFoundry certificate. This will make it easy for you to share your new qualification on LinkedIn and with potential employers or clients.
5.    How long does it take to complete the course?
If you set aside 15-20 hours per week to study, you’ll complete the course in approximately two months (eight weeks). If you’re able to devote 30-40 hours per week, you can complete the course in about a month (four weeks).
6.    Is the course content practical and hands-on?
We take a rigorously practical approach to learning. You’ll have the opportunity to apply everything you learn in practical ways. Every exercise builds up to a completed portfolio project that your mentor will review and that will show employers the in-demand skills you learn in the course.
7.    What are the minimum requirements (prerequisites, system, hardware, tools)?
Beyond having some experience in UX design, all you need to succeed in this course is:
  • The motivation to set yourself apart as a specialist in the field
  • An interest in UI design
  • Written and spoken English skills at a level B2 or higher

In addition, there are a few tools you’ll need, as well as some system/hardware requirements to be aware of. You can check out all the course details in the UI for UX Designers information sheet.

8.    Do I have to pay for the tools?
The course includes instructions for using Sketch (cost is $50), or Adobe (one month free trial, then a minimum of $9.99 per month depending on the tool you choose). You can decide which tool best suits your interests and budget. If you prefer to use a free tool, Figma is a great alternative.

Any other software you’ll need will either be free or available with free trials, which will be valid for the duration of the course. You can, of course, opt for paid tools, but the cost is not included in the course tuition.
9.    What’s included in the course tuition?
This course offers immersive training in the field of UI design—including expert-authored curriculum, hands-on projects, and personalized mentorship and support from experts in the field. Everything you need to stand out in the field as the specialist you’ll be.

Find out more here:
  • How it works: From the curriculum to your support team, and beyond—here are the details.
  • Meet our mentors: Get to know who the CareerFoundry mentors are and how the dual-mentorship model works.
  • Graduate outcomes: Here’s some of the work our graduates did in the full program—and where they’re at today.

10.    Is the course accredited and what does ZFU-approved mean?
While the course is not university accredited, it does undergo a rigorous quality assurance and certification process with the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht)—the state body for distance learning in Germany.

This process ensures that the course meets a high stand for an excellent and effective learning experience.

On successful completion of this certification process, the course is assigned a unique approval number (7349719) which can be checked against a public register.

11.    What if I have a question that’s not answered here?
If you have additional questions, we’re happy to help! Just email us or book a call with a program advisor and we’ll get you the answers you need.
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