Become a UX Designer

Join a community of career changers

Are you a creative mind looking for a better career?

In 6 months from now you will call yourself a User Experience Designer and you will have mastered the complete UX process from concept, to prototyping, testing and design. You will start a profitable career upgrade, having created an interview-ready portfolio with the guidance of your 1-on-1 mentor and our career change community.

No previous experience necessary!


Course Info

A new course for starting your UX Design career

UX is both a methodology and a skillset relied on by startups and corporations across the globe for effective development and launch of usable, engaging and high-quality products.

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60+ practical exercises

  • Learn how to work as a UX Designer
  • Mentor feedback and help along the way
  • Create a portfolio and be ready for the job market

Learn to use UX Design Tools that professionals use every day

You will learn how to build usable and engaging products on today’s most widely used tools and software for testing and design, ensuring you are well-versed in the standards of global startups and tech companies.

These tools are provided for in the course. All you need is a Mac or a PC and an internet connection.

How It Works

Our courses get you job ready in 6 months - but you don’t have to do it alone.


The CareerFoundry mentors are dedicated freelancers, company owners and employees of some of the world’s hottest tech companies.

With a minimum requirement of 3+ years professional experience, we vet, interview and test every mentor on our roster to ensure you receive the highest quality professional guidance possible.

Throughout your course you will have 3 points of contact with your mentor:

Biweekly Skype meetings

Usability reviews, problem-solving, and prepping for future exercises

Daily mentor task reviews

Submit every task for review or only a few. Feedback is only one click away

Unlimited questions within course content

Message your mentor anytime, and be notified of responses

Course Overview

  • Design and test a complete web app in 60+ practical exercises
  • Build an interview-ready portfolio and CV
  • Study at least 15h per week
  • Study when you have the time. Evenings? Weekends? - You decide
  • We are online, all the time
  • Access to course material and community for life
  • Get 1-on-1 help and advice from an expert UX Designer
  • Get daily feedback on your project. Meet your mentor weekly for 1 hour on Skype.
  • Set career goals and prepare your portfolio
  • Gain exclusive access to our job tools, how-tos, and opportunities
  • Become a member of our career change community
  • Ask for feedback, share advice, and find new job listings

Works Around The Globe

We teach students in over 80 countries with mentors in 22 out of 24 timezones.

Learning UX Design Is Tough!


This course is interactive, hands on, and hard work! If you are expecting to just read text, watch videos and not do real work, this course isn’t for you. If you want this course to turn you into a professional UX Designer overnight, it can’t.

Most of our students have struggled to teach themselves UX from mixed sources, or are complete beginners. These same students have gone on to be successful user experience designers through the help of our courses and mentors.

We believe anyone can learn UX, and that includes you!

Learning with a community

Join our engaged and vibrant student community. Connect with people on the same journey as you, as well as alumni now working as UX professionals.

Did you know 80% of people find work through a personal referral? That means only 20% come through the common application!

Your network is everything, and our community is part of what makes us special - your career will be supported by the connections and insights from mentors, alumni and hundreds of fellow students. With over 5000 community messages sent a month, everyone’s keeping in touch and working together.

Anaïs, Career Success Manager at CareerFoundry

Career Success Manager

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As a student at CareerFoundry, you’ll get a Career Success Manager that will personally look after your career goals and make sure you reach them. Your Career Success Manager will be with you every step of the way!

Before Your Course

  • Provide course prep resources and tips
  • Help set your career goals

During Your Course

  • Check on the progress of your career goals
  • Provide portfolio feedback

After Your Course

  • Review and optimize your CV and Resumé
  • Evaluate your LinkedIn profile to help maximize recruiting potential
  • Provide job interview advice and tips
  • Provide tips on how to build your network
Fernando Ifrán, UX Designer

Fernando Ifrán, CareerFoundry Alum
Becoming A UX Designer with CareerFoundry

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After years of working in ad agencies, I realized I needed a change.

It was frustrating to do work based on decisions I didn’t fully understand. Or work on wild ideas that were never tested. I wanted work that was more rewarding. Something that was fun, technical, analytical and could use my creativity more constructively.

So I went looking for UX schools and courses. Constructs that could give me the UX process as well as the individual skills needed to be a UX Designer.

To begin with I assumed I would need to do a course offline to have a professional UXer to work with and in my search I mainly stumbled across universities, colleges and offline bootcamps. But these courses were in general more than I could afford, and often required a full time commitment.

When I first found CareerFoundry I was a surprised by what they offered. 3-6 months part-time did not seem like a long time within which to learn a new skill set like UX Design, and there was no telling how experienced the mentors would really be when I was not meeting them in person.

However, the price was great, with a money-back guarantee, and the intense mentor requirements meant that my mentor would be a real UX specialist. So I took the leap in the hope of learning enough about UX Design to take that first step, to improve on my portfolio and start a new chapter of my career.

And you know what? It all worked out

With the help of my mentor and the CareerFoundry team I learned what the UX process is really about. I built real projects in the course, built upon my portfolio, set new career goals with my career success manager, and by the end of 6 months I was taking on paid UX Design work.

I will say though, the course wasn’t easy. I had to put in a lot of effort, and if you want the most out of it you need to be prepared for the work involved and put in your all. For me the best thing was how my mentor, the team and the community helped pull me through every time I was stuck or frustrated so I never lost my focus.

So if you want to learn how to become a User Experience Designer, take a look at this course. Like me, you’ll be able to take your first step on the path to a new career that is innovative, analytical, fun and incredibly rewarding. Making people happy with products is an amazing outcome, and I love doing my new job as a result.

Fernando Ifrán

Price: $2999

or $299/month for 12 months

Six months course with 1-1 mentor

  • 6 months access to experienced mentor
  • 12 Skype calls with your mentor
  • 60+ exercises with mentor feedback

Six months placement support

  • Assistance from our placement team to find junior UX Designer positions
  • Job You Love Guarantee. Get a job you love within 6 months of graduation or receive a 100% tuition refund.

Flexible study hours & duration

  • Learn online at your own pace. Study when you have the time. Evenings? Weekends? - You decide
  • Study as much as 40 hours/week to complete the course in 3 months, as little as 15 hours/week for 6 months, or anything in between!
  • Get up to 3 months extra mentor time free of charge if needed to complete the course

Flexible payment options

  • Pay upfront or in 12 monthly installments
  • We accept any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, or American Express

Course Start

A new course starts every month. The next course starts on October 10, 2016

When your course starts, we pair you with your mentor

This is a process we handle carefully to ensure that timezones, and when possible, backgrounds, cultures, and native languages of the individuals make for the best match.

Your mentor will work with you 1-on-1, offering the personal touch and advice you need to make your leap into a new career.

On your course start date you will be given access to your course materials, and contacted by your mentor.

Emil Lamprecht, Course Author at CareerFoundry

A note from Emil Lamprecht,
Course Author

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You might have recently been hearing a lot about this a cool design technique called “user experience design”.

You might have also found that the term is a bit confusing, even after you researched it.

I know exactly how you feel. 5 years ago, I was just like you.

In truth, 5 years ago it should have been easy for me to understand what UX Design is. The methodology was the same that I had used in several industries. But somehow the diversity of the field and its skillset threw me off.

I found myself digging through months of research, and learning contrary information from mixed sources over several years.

And as CareerFoundry didn’t exist back then, I had trouble finding a mentor who would really walk through the answers to my questions. I couldn’t quite piece together what is important about UX Design, at what stages of a product, or how to best apply it as a methodology as well its actionable skills.

So after 5 years of research and work, I decided the internet was missing something:

The definitive course on UX Design process.

I was eager to provide a solution to the problems I had myself while learning UX Design. But it’s not just learning UX process that’s important:

It’s turning that skill into a career.

It’s about having the confidence in your abilities to call yourself a UX Designer.

It’s about building a personal network in and around the tech community.

If you’ve never done a user interview before now, you’re about to make a scary leap into the unknown. But we’re here to help.

CareerFoundry is a mentored UX Design school, so you can be guided when confused, and align yourself with the best practices of a rapidly growing profession. But, more importantly, our course is an opportunity to add greater value to whatever you do. To upskill or start anew with the help of our professional mentors, team, and community to guide you along the way.

It’s wonderful to have you with us, and I look forward to seeing you on the course.

Emil Lamprecht,

Course Author

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