Build an amazing design
portfolio and launch your career.

Whatever your goals are, and wherever you are in your design education, RookieUp helps you create an amazing portfolio and hone your design skills so you can stand out from the crowd and land your dream job in fields like UX/UI and Visual Design.

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Your career goals are unique to you, so why waste time building a cookie-cutter portfolio?

Our programs and project frameworks are built from the ground up to teach you to think like a designer, build a laser-focused portfolio, and hone your skills so you can launch your dream career. Whatever your creative goals are, RookieUp can help you achieve them.

Career Bootcamps

Work with a mentor in our new 4-6 week bootcamps to improve your portfolio and land your dream job.

  • Create unique and comprehensive case study portfolio projects with our flexible step-by-step frameworks
  • Polish your portfolio site and personal branding
  • Practice your interview skills and apply to jobs

Portfolio Starter Kit

Build your portfolio on your own with our comprehensive toolkit of frameworks and career prep resources.

  • Build amazing projects using our step-by-step frameworks, designed with the help of recruiters and hiring managers across the creative industry
  • Hone your skills with discounted mentor sessions, 100’s of hours of curated curriculum, and amazing perks from partners like Sketch and Skillshare
  • Get ready for the job market with our career prep resources, exercises, and action plans

On-demand Mentorship

Schedule video chats with our on-demand design and web development mentors anytime you need advice.

  • Get portfolio feedback from on-demand mentors in Visual Design, UX/UI, and Web Development
  • Practice your interview skills, improve your portfolio, and get feedback in casual video chats

Your portfolio matters.

It’s the most important thing employers look at when deciding whether to hire you, and with the market for design jobs getting more and more competitive, you need more than just a few cookie-cutter projects to stand out.

That’s why we built the Portfolio Starter Kit.

  • 30+ step-by-step portfolio projects that will teach you how to build detailed design portfolio projects that will stand out to employers.
  • Frameworks to help you craft your personal branding, polish your portfolio site, pitch real clients, and launch your own side projects.
  • Monthly creative briefs from real nonprofits and startups that let you work on design projects for real world clients.
  • 100’s of hours of curated curriculum, job prep resources and guides, exclusive discounts on RookieUp mentor sessions, and more!

Our mentors are
always here to help.

Career Bootcamp Mentorship

In our Visual Design and UX/UI Design career bootcamps, you’ll work with a mentor for 4-6 weeks, over video chat and written critiques, to build your portfolio and get ready to apply to jobs.

On-demand Mentorship Sessions

Our classic product lets you schedule individual mentor sessions or extended mentor packages anytime you need a bit of extra help or feedback.

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