Short-term UX / UI and Visual Design bootcamps to help you build a portfolio and launch your career.

No matter what type of design career you want to build, our 4-6 week Career Bootcamps are designed to help you polish your portfolio, improve your interviewing skills, and get a job as quickly as possible.

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How Our Career Bootcamps Work

Unlike other bootcamps, our Career bootcamps focus on helping you build and improve your design portfolio after you’ve already got the fundamentals down. We’ll pair you with the perfect mentor based on your career goals, and you’ll work with them over 4-6 weeks to create a portfolio full of amazing projects that are customized to your industry and career interests. Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all projects, and get ready to build a portfolio that will land you a job.

Mentorship

You’ll work with your mentor to choose projects based on your career goals and will have weekly video chats with them, while also receiving ongoing written feedback on your projects and portfolio.

Projects

You’ll get over 30 step-by-step projects, built with the help of industry recruiters, that guide you through the process of creating unique portfolio projects based on your interests and goals.

Curriculum

100’s of hours of curated content from the best places on the web to help you build your skills in areas like UX/UI and Visual Design, Personal Branding, Job Hunting, Interviewing, Freelancing, and more.

Guides and Exercises

Our structured career prep exercises and resources will help you outline your goals, create an action plan, and take huge steps towards landing your dream job.

And more!

Access to tons of other resources like portfolio site frameworks, job search resources, exclusive perks from partners like Sketch, an invite to our private Facebook group, and more!

Our bootcamps
are different.

There are many amazing ways to learn design online. But most design courses assign the same projects to every student, resulting in thousands of aspiring designers applying to the same jobs with nearly identical portfolios. Your portfolio is the most important tool you have in your job search, so we created a bootcamp that teaches you to build comprehensive design projects that match your industry and career interests. You’ll build a unique portfolio full of detailed projects that are customized to you and you alone.

Real client projects

Employers love to see real client work in portfolios because it shows that you can work under real world constraints. So every month, we have real world design projects that you can work on with amazing nonprofits and startups, giving you real work to showcase as well as awesome hands-on experience!

Project frameworks

Our 30+ project frameworks are the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere and guide you step-by-step through the entire design process. We worked with hiring managers to ensure that all of our projects match the types of UX/UI and Visual Design work that employers want to see in junior and mid-level portfolios.

Other frameworks

You’ll get access to all of our other detailed frameworks, which will teach you how to build a great portfolio site, create your own personal branding, find freelancing clients, and even launch your own side project!

Build Your
Portfolio
Bootcamp

$199

Who it’s for:

Aspiring Visual and UX/UI Designers

How it works:

Work with a mentor to outline your career goals and identify a series of portfolio projects that will help you achieve those goals. You’ll work on your projects and portfolio site over 4-6 weeks, getting ongoing feedback from your mentor via video chats and written feedback.

It’s perfect for you if:

  •  You’ve completed a few online courses and want to start building more comprehensive projects
  •  You’ve spent some time learning design (on your own or in a course) and want help outlining your career goals and figuring out the right projects to work on

What you’ll finish with:

  •  Comprehensive portfolio projects curated to your goals
  •  A polished portfolio website
  •  A career action plan and next steps
  •  Permanent access to our library of projects and resources

Get a
Design Job
Bootcamp

$299

Who it’s for:

Aspiring Visual and UX/UI Designers

How it works:

You’ll spend the first four weeks working with a mentor on a series of portfolio projects customized to your career goals. Afterwards, you’ll spend two weeks honing your resume, practicing your interview skills, developing an action plan, and applying to jobs!

It’s perfect for you if:

  • You’ve graduated from a bootcamp or other design course and want help polishing your portfolio before applying to jobs.
  • You’ve been learning design online and are ready to take the first steps towards launching your career!

What you’ll finish with:

  • A few portfolio projects based on your goals
  • A polished portfolio website
  • A laser-focused elevator pitch and resume
  • Improved interviewing skills (you’ll have a mock interview with your mentor)

Become a
Freelancer
Bootcamp

$299

Who it’s for:

Aspiring Visual and UX/UI Designers

How it works:

You’ll spend the first four weeks working on portfolio projects based on the type of clients you want to work for. Afterwards, you’ll spend two weeks practicing your interview skills, polishing your personal branding, finding your first clients to pitch, and learning
freelance career skills.

It’s perfect for you if:

  • You’ve been teaching yourself design skills for a few months (or longer) and want to find your first real world clients
  • You’ve worked in design before but want to make the jump to the freelance lifestyle

What you’ll finish with:

  • An update portfolio website and personal branding
  • New portfolio projects based on your target clients
  • An improved elevator pitch and freelancing skills

Portfolio Starter Kit

Ready to improve your portfolio and launch your design career but don’t want the structured mentorship experience? We’ve got you covered!

With the Portfolio Starter Kit, you get permanent access to all of the project frameworks, curriculum, exercises, and resources from the bootcamps, just without the mentor sessions.

And you’ll also get 25% off any future on-demand RookieUp mentor sessions so you can get feedback and support whenever you need it.

$49

What you’ll get:

All of our 30+ step-by-step UX/UI and Visual Design project frameworks, including access to our monthly real client design projects.

100’s of hours of curated to help you hone your skills in areas like Job Hunting, Freelancing, UX/UI Fundamentals, and Visual Design.

Guides and resources to help you polish your portfolio site, improve your interviewing skills, find clients, and actually land a job!

25% off RookieUp on-demand mentor sessions and over $200 of perks from partners like Sketch, Skillshare, AND CO, and Balsamiq.

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