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What you’ll get from this short course
Written by the same experts who create our full UI Design Program, this course will give you a hands-on introduction to UI design. In the space of five tutorials, you'll use Figma to design your own app screen from start to finish—learning key UI principles as you go. This is an ideal starting point if you're new to UI design and curious to learn more.
Each UI design tutorial contains:
- Written lesson
- Hands-on task
- Interactive quiz
Intro to UI design
Learn what UI actually is, what UI designers really do, and AI's impact on the design industry.
Wireframing and UI elements
Explore UI elements and incorporate them into your first wireframe.
Basic shapes and dimensions
Apply UI techniques to design a logo for your own app using Figma.
Typography and typesetting
Discover typesetting and learn how to pick the right font for your app (and how AI tools can help!)
Intro to color theory
Learn about color theory and pick a color palette for your app.
Final test (optional)
Check your knowledge at the end of the course and get ready to launch your career change.
Do I need prior experience?
This course is designed with the absolute beginner in mind—you don’t even need a background in design or tech. It’s an excellent starting point for your career-change journey.
Is this really free?
The course is cost and commitment-free. It’s a great way to get a sense of whether you’d like to work in UI design before you invest money in your career change through any paid courses or training.
How much time will it take?
The course is self-paced. Once you sign up, you’ll get full access to the course. The tutorials each take around 30 minutes to complete, but you can complete them whenever it works best for you.
Learning with CareerFoundry
If you fall in love with UI during the free short course and want to pursue a career in the field, we're here to help! Our full UI Design Program will take you from beginner to job-ready UI designer in as little as five months. Our full program includes expert mentorship and career coaching, a rigorous curriculum that’s in sync with the industry, hands-on projects, portfolio reviews, and a job guarantee. Everything you need to land the UI design job of your dreams!
Where our graduates make an impact
From small businesses and startups to the Fortune 500, our graduates are sought out by companies all over the world.