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UX/UI Expert
Become a kickass
UX/UI designer
in just 24 weeks
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Graphic designers only
For designers only
48 hours of mentorship
42+ hours of mentorship
One year guarantee
One-year guarantee
7 months part time
24 weeks (part-time)
Small class size
Small class sizes
Limited seats
Limited seats

Who's this program for?

It’s for designers who want to build their skillsets and learn how to create research-based products for businesses and users.

For Graphic, Web, Visual, & UI Designers
For designers who want to transition to UX and learn how to create meaningful products that are backed up by research.
For anyone with a design background
If you have a design background and you’re looking to learn UX/UI design and take your career and skills to the next leveI.

Do more than just the visuals. Get paid to solve real user problems.

Feeling like your job is too focused on the visuals? Lacking context of what you’re creating? Take your career to the next level and learn how to solve real-world user and business problems.

I've come to understand that visuals aren't enough. I need to see how it all affects the users' experience.
The biggest pain in graphic design is the superficiality to it without focus on usability from the user side.
I want to focus more on a side of design field that has a bigger say than just creating aesthetic designs.
Looking into UX to use my creativity in a more meaningful way and provide more for my family.
(Real quotes from designers we've talked to)

Future-proof your career. Join a growing industry.

Feeling limited in your career growth as a graphic designer? Keep up with the trends and get into a popular and thriving industry.

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Better salary and more job opportunities. 

The fact is, too many designers are overworked and underpaid. UX is game changer. Get almost twice the salary and more job opportunities.

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Meet your mentors.

Hey! We're Ludovic and Colton! This is us throwing axes with some of our UX peers.
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We’re here to seriously sharpen Graphic/Visual Designers’ UX skillset. 🪓
We have over 18 years of experience between the two of us and created solutions that helped millions of people.
We'll help you fight subjectivity in design!
Nicolle
Lukas
Aurora
Ryan
As a graphic designer, I was feeling stuck. This program has allowed me to add these new UX skills which is exciting. I highly recommend this course to any designer.
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Chad K.
Colton and Ludovic are excellent human beings. Their passion for helping people reach their potential is inspiring. You’ll undoubtedly gain confidence in your abilities as a designer.
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Kit Unger, SVP of Design
That genuine interest in both the material and the student’s success... I don’t know if it exists elsewhere. I have not found it, and I looked really hard before finding you guys.
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Caroline B.
The passion came back even as a graphic designer. I was just in a rut and this program re-energized me. And it even lit a fire under me at my real job too.
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Ryan W.
As a graphic designer, the biggest reason I am interested in a UX career is to take some of the subjectivity out of my design work. It’s incredibly helpful to have Colton and Ludovic along for the ride. They make it fun and easy.
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Alex H.
This isn’t a bootcamp; it’s a personalized mentorship program by two experts in the field who understand what it takes to do UX. Your mentors care.
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Carlin M.
Are you feeling stuck in your
We'll rejuvenate your passion.

Say hello to the UX/UI Expert program.

Designers only? ✓
Small class sizes? ✓
Expert mentors that actually care? ✓
Keep your full-time job during this program? ✓
Create unique UX projects? ✓
Exceptional portfolio? ✓✓✓

CONTENT
20
hours of lesson content
98
in-depth
video lessons
MENTORSHIP
42+
hours of mentorship
24
hours of peer sessions
PROGRAM SPEED
8x
faster than a Bachelor’s degree
4x
faster than a
Master's degree
COST
8x
cheaper than  university  ($36,000 baseline)
3x
cheaper than General Assembly ($15,950)

The only UX program made just for designers.

Online course? DIY? University? Bootcamp? Which one is best? Will I waste time learning design theory I already know? We got you covered!

An image showing the differences between the many ways to get into UX. Doing it yourself has a high failure rate, no mentorship, and no strategy. Universities are expensive, teach you the theory but usually not the practice, and are incredibly slow. Bootcamps aren't tailored to designers' needs, they don't teach you how to stand out, and are created for mass education. Online courses are too generic, don't provide guidance, and don't get you results. Our program, UX/UI Expert is built specifically for people with a design background. It's made for you to get results and to stand out. We provide direct, 1-on-1 mentorship to all of our students. Our class sizes are small and it's significantly more affordable than any other comparable bootcamp or program. An image showing the differences between the many ways to get into UX. Doing it yourself has a high failure rate, no mentorship, and no strategy. Universities are expensive, teach you the theory but usually not the practice, and are incredibly slow. Bootcamps aren't tailored to designers' needs, they don't teach you how to stand out, and are created for mass education. Online courses are too generic, don't provide guidance, and don't get you results. Our program, UX/UI Expert is built specifically for people with a design background. It's made for you to get results and to stand out. We provide direct, 1-on-1 mentorship to all of our students. Our class sizes are small and it's significantly more affordable than any other comparable bootcamp or program.

Create two unique case studies and a portfolio that’ll get you noticed. 

Every entry-level UX designer creates case studies and a portfolio. But how many truly stand out? Not a lot. We’ll teach you our tried and true methods to create work that’ll get you noticed.

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Learn how to back up your designs with data and crush subjectivity.

Looking for a career where you can get past stakeholder subjectivity? We’ll teach you the art of research-based design and how to use data to back up your decisions.

Get mentorship 2.5x per week. Gain confidence.

We'll help you every step of the way with weekly feedback sessions and personalized mentorship.

WEEKLY
Group meetings
Meet with the entire cohort and your mentors to get feedback, share your progress, and ask questions.
WEEKLY
Peer-to-peer sessions
Meet with your peers to share your work, discuss your progress, concerns, etc.
EVERY TWO WEEKS
1-on-1 mentorship
Meet with your mentor to get in-depth feedback on your work and make sure that you’re on the right track.
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The curriculum.

MODULE 1  •  PRE-WORK

Picking your case study + 10,000 ft view of UX

We’ll begin by getting to know each other. Then, to get you started on the right foot, you’ll help you pick your UX case study project. We’ll give you an intro to UX and share common misunderstandings.
MODULE 2  •  4 WEEKS

Research & understanding

Dive into the market, create a research plan, and conduct a few user interviews to gain insight and clarity on the problem that you’re solving. Synthesize the information using an affinity diagram and create personas to gain empathy for the user.
MODULE 3  •  3 WEEKS

IA & wireframing

Dive deep into Information Architecture (IA) such as Gestalt principles, site maps, etc. Create a story map to break down the problem you’re solving, sketch many ideas to solve your user stories and create wireframes that you’ll turn into user flows.
MODULE 4  •  3 WEEKS

Prototyping & usability testing

Put everything together and create a usability test plan and a prototype to get feedback from users. Conduct usability tests to ensure that what you designed is useful, and relevant. Finally, create a research report and iterate based on the insights.
MODULE 5 •  3 WEEKS

Visual design & handoff

Practice the UI design techniques that world-class companies use to make their products look beautiful and stunning. Once you’re done with the visual design, you’ll have completed your first case study!
SPRINT  •  6 WEEKS

2nd case study sprint

You’ll utilize all the knowledge you acquired during your first case study to create a second one. This is an intense sprint, which is why we added a break week before and after those 6 weeks in case you need extra time!
MODULE 6 •  5 WEEKS

The portfolio blueprint

Set the foundation by identifying and establishing what kind of UX designer you are. Then you’ll learn how to write compelling case studies that stand out. Finally, you’ll put together a stunning portfolio that’ll attract hiring managers.
BONUS

Additional research methods

Additional research methods are methods that you’ll be expected to know as a UX designer but that aren’t necessary to complete our program.
BONUS

Mastering the mental game

In this module, we’ll show you the techniques that we have found to be the secret sauce to keeping yourself motivated, accountable, and on track. It'll help you stay organized in your new career as a UX designer.
BONUS

Communicating design decisions

Learn how to communicate your design decisions, which is a critical skill missing in UX education. Being a great communicator is a big part of the job. Too few designers know how to properly defend their design decisions, until now.
BONUS

Introduction to design systems

Learn how to create your own design systems from scratch, from style guide to atoms, molecules, and organism. It’s the best way to create designs that are beautiful and consistent across all touchpoints of a user experience.
BONUS

Job prep & networking mastery

Define the type of company or role you’re looking for, and learn the most effective way to apply to UX jobs. learn how to craft a strong resume and how to write great cover letters. Then, polish your LinkedIn account and learn how to use it to network.

And so much more...

EXTRA #1
Kickass UX community
Join our community of designers. Help each other throughout your UX journeys.
EXTRA #2
Figma workbooks
Apply what you learn in easy-to-fill-in workbooks, keeping you organized.
EXTRA #3
Kit & templates
Take advantage of our prebuilt Figma kits and templates to enhance the speed and quality of work.
Master the art of research-based design and
real-world business  and user problems.
Caroline
Chad
Brittney
Katie
This program challenges the way that you think and it really makes you take a deeper look as to why you are designing what you’re designing. It also helped me communicate my ideas better and that’s powerful.
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Aurora D.
I am a bit blown away. UX/UI Expert is nothing like I’ve seen in Springboard or anywhere else. It’s just really well designed.
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Kyle P.
I'm very strategic about how I approach projects now. Before, I just wanted to make things look pretty, like grab a person's attention, have nice branding.
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Katie P.
I can apply this new UX knowledge and work into a new job. But still with the graphic design background I've been using for years as a strong foundation. It all seems to work really well together.
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Chad K.
I’ve a bachelor of fine arts graphic design and was on a digital graphic design track. There is so much that I'm very frustrated to say that I did not learn.
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Caroline B.
You make it fun, you’re super knowledgeable and you have real world experience, which not a lot of professors do.
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Brittney K.

Weekly schedule.

Our program is designed to fit your busy schedule—even if you have a full-time job. We've packed in just the right amount of work.

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Weekly meetings may be scheduled on Tuesday—same time.

Is this program
right for me?

As much as we’d love everyone to join our program, it’s just not for everyone.

This is for you if...

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You’re a graphic, visual, UI, and/or web designer and are looking to transition into UX.
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You’re just looking to add UX to your skillset but not fully transition into UX.
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You thrive in a remote learning environment and are self-sufficient.
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You enjoy working with others and helping your team members succeed.
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You’re passionate about helping others and want to make the world a better place, one experience at a time.
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You’re looking for a program that allows part-time and can afford to spend an average of 8-12 hours a week on the program.

This is NOT for you if...

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You’re looking for a magic pill to get into UX but aren’t willing to put in the necessary time and work.
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You absolutely need to learn in person and can’t handle remote learning.
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You seriously struggle with time management and aren’t willing to change.
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You always have to be right and have a tough time working with others.
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You’re not passionate about helping others and only care about a pay increase.
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You can’t dedicate at least 8-12 hours a week to completing assignments and attending meetings.

Next program dates.

Applications closed

Feb cohort

Feb 1st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022
Application deadline:
January 20th 2022
Applications closed

June cohort

Jun 6th 2022 - Jan 6th 2023
Application deadline:
May 26th 2022

Program tuition.

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Core
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8 payments
of $659
Elevate
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8 payments
of $797
Bi-weekly 1-on-1
Weekly group mentorship
Weekly-peer-to-peer sessions
Lifetime access
Community access
Learn UX & UI
Learn design systems
Create 2 case studies
Craft unique UX portfolio
Get career advice
Kits & templates
Workbooks
2 months of career services
*Purchase separately
Future course discounts
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One-year guarantee.

We started Kickass UX because of our own experiences learning UX design. The content was stale. The ‘mentors’ nonexistent. So we built what we wished we had access to all those years ago. And it works!

The UX/UI Expert program has the potential to profoundly change your career.

We obsess over the quality of our program material and obsessively test every module with students and UX experts to make sure it works.

We're confident that if you do the work, you'll achieve the results you're looking for.

Don’t get us wrong; this is not a job guarantee.

If you enroll, watch all of the videos, attend the weekly calls, do all of the work, and don’t feel you’ve improved as a UX designer within 365 days, we’ll provide you a full refund and give you an extra $200 out of our own pockets.

We’re that confident.

See guarantee details

FAQ

Is UX right for me?

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Graphic, visual, UI, and web designers are incredibly well-positioned to become top-performing UX designers. Yet, UX isn’t for everyone. To find out if it’s right for you, try our free UX design course and see what you think!

Who is this program for?

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UX/UI Expert is specifically designed for graphic, visual, and UI designers.

What will I come out with at this end of the program?

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You’ll come out of this program with best-in-class UX case studies that you can wholly call your own. You’ll work on the projects that genuinely interest you and not pre-canned projects.

You’ll also have a portfolio that stands out from the crowd. So many portfolios out there look the same. In that sea of sameness, you’ll be able to attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters successfully.

Finally, you’ll have all the artifacts necessary to start applying right away: resume, cover letter, socials, and the strategies to get seen by employers.

Are there any prerequisites?

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Yes.

First, you must design background of some kind (graphic, UI, visual, etc.).

Second, you need consistent access to a computer.

Third, fluency in English.

How long is the program?

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Total of 29 weeks (6ish months)
1 week of pre-work
24 weeks of work
4 break weeks

Can my employer pay for the program?

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Absolutely! Many companies are willing to invest in your continued education.

And, if you need extra help convincing them to pay, you get to choose the projects you work on during our program. That means you could work on a company project starting day one.

Is there a down payment? Can I get a refund?

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There's no down payment. To secure your seat, pay in full or in installments.

Be sure you're 100% committed to joining our program because once you've paid, the only way to get a refund is by following "Our 1-year guarantee." Put simply, if you enroll, watch all of the videos, attend the weekly calls, do all of the work, and don’t feel you've improved as a UX designer within 365 days, we’ll provide you a full refund and give you an extra $200 out of our own pockets. See our guarantee

How much work should I expect to put in per week?

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On average, across the entire program, expect to dedicate 4 to 8 hours per week for videos and assignments.

For intense weeks, expect to spend at least 6 to 8 hours.

On lighter weeks, expect to spend anywhere between 1 to 4 hours.

What if I fall behind?

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To ensure that no one gets left behind, we’ve purposefully made some weeks lighter than others. Sometimes you won’t have assignments, and your only task will be to watch and internalize content.

Also, every 4 to 5 weeks, and for everyone’s mental health’s sake, we included break weeks. Relax and watch movies. If you’re falling behind and need to catch up on assignments, go for it.

What is mentorship like?

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You’ll get access to your mentors every single week during our Monday meetings. We’ll address any concerns you may have, answer your questions, and help you to go through the program successfully. We'll also be available to answer questions through our chat.

Core plan students get 30 minutes bi-weekly 1-on-1s. Students on the Elevate and Career plans get 1 hour.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still apply?

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UX/UI Expert is 100% online. We welcome everyone, wherever you are in the world.

Yet, there's one exception.

The program and meetings are taught in American English. With that in mind, you must be fluent in English to get the most out of this program.

If you get into the program, we’ll let you select your time preferences for the peer-to-peer meetings so that it’s easy on you and your peers’ schedules.

What if I can’t attend some of the weekly meetings?

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While we encourage you to attend as many of them as possible, we understand that you won’t be able to participate from time to time. We recommend that you follow at least 20 of the 24 meetings.

Monday meetings are with the entire cohort and are recorded. If you can’t make it, you can still watch it later.

Friday meetings are peer-to-peer only and are in small groups of 4. You’ll be able to select the time that suits you best on Fridays, and we will match you with people who have similar time preferences as you. These smaller meetings aren’t recorded; think of them as breakout rooms.

How is UX/UI Expert different from bootcamps or universities?

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We’ve designed UX/UI Expert to be the best of both worlds. It’s the speed of a bootcamp with the depth of a university program.

Bootcamps tend to glance over subjects that are critical to becoming a true UX designer. For example, while most of them teach you UI theory, it’s so basic that it’s not actionable enough.

On the other hand, university programs can be theory-heavy and less focused on applying design in the real-world. It’s common for these programs to teach you concepts that you put into practice many months later… once you’ve forgotten most of it.

With UX/UI Expert, we’re taking a completely different approach.

We’re not a mega-corporation and proud of it. As our student, you are treated as a real person, not just a number.

We keep class sizes small (up to 16 people per class).

We personally provide mentorship every week of the program. And we genuinely care; we’re not just saying that for marketing purposes.

We strongly believe in giving/receiving feedback, in exposing yourself to new ideas. That’s why we allow you to go through peer-to-peer feedback sessions every week.

You work on case study subjects that you care about instead of giving you pre-canned case studies.

We teach you in-depth concepts using a learn-by-doing teaching style. Rapidly applying what you just learned is one of the best ways to understand and internalize concepts.

Lastly, we give you lifetime access to all the program materials so that you can keep watching videos and practice. At a bootcamp or university, once the program is done, it’s done. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the slides of the lessons you took. Yay.

Do I get a certificate of completion?

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Yes! At the end of the program, we’ll send a certificate of completion as proof that you went through UX/UI Expert. Print it, marvel at it, show it off to your friends or not. Up to you!

What if I need more time to purchase?

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We're happy to offer a 7-day extension only if you’ve reached out to us before applications close. If you’re waiting on your company’s budget or something similar, reach out to us, and we’ll work with you.

Do you provide a job guarantee?

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Put simply, no. In our opinion, job guarantees are… SHADY. Instead, we decided to offer a rock-solid one-year guarantee. We obsess over our program quality, and we tested everything with students to make sure that our content works.

We’re confident that you’ll achieve the results you’re looking for if you do the work. If you’ve taken part in the weekly meetings, done the work, and didn’t get results, we’ll refund you. No problemo.

On the other hand, large corporations often choose to offer job guarantees to reduce the mental barriers of potential buyers (and increase their revenue).

The problem... Have you ever looked at the stipulations on their job guarantees? The lists are a mile long. If you miss one of the stipulations, you’re no longer eligible for the guarantee.

That type of legal mumbo-jumbo is not our style. Goodbye job guarantees, hello money-back guarantees.

UX/UI Expert
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UX/UI designer
in just 24 weeks
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