Product Design Pro

Product Design Pro

At BuildUp Bootcamp, we give you the right tools through a hands-on approach to research, design, prototype, and deliver new products that meet the needs of consumers. The program requires about 10-12 hours per week and takes place only during evening hours (~19:00-21:00).

During our 16-week course, you will learn how to perform Human Centered Design for future users of your products through User Interviews so you can create accurate Problem Statements, Personas, and User Journeys that help will inform your designs and prototypes. You will work with a team to generate ideas via Brainstorming, Mind Mapping, and Lightning Demos. You will take those ideas and utilize Information Architecture, Visual Hierarchy, and Color Theory to create intuitive designs, which you will deliver to developers in Style Guides and Design Systems.

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Learn Now and Pay Later

Once your salary has reached the target level, you can make this payment in $100 installments over a 17-month period.

Our price: $1700

Industry price: $4000

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The deadline for application is October 16th, 23:59.

Skills you will build up

You will learn how to conduct user research, define user problems and clarify business objectives.

You will learn how to create personas, storyboarding, and user journeys.

You will learn how to design information architecture and intuitive navigation.

You will learn how to create wireframes and user flows.

You will learn how to prototype and test your concepts.

You will learn how to create visual design concepts, apply color theory and typography for the web.

You will learn how to communicate and collaborate with cross-functional partners.

Who can join the program?

You’re a good fit for this program if you have 1+ years of experience as a designer working on digital experiences. Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions. Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently. Work closely with PMs to determine project goals and timelines. Define, craft, and evolve designs within visual systems. Passionate about resolving user pain points through great design. Proactively provide feedback to continually raise the bar for quality. Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.

You should have:
  • Design Role
  • Strong Initiative
You are not good fit if:
  • Entry Level
  • Career Switching
  • CEO or Founder

The most practical method

Students at BuildUp study online via live sessions, online materials, and office hours with their tutor. Our eduction is work driven, focused on teaching complex problem solving and putting what you have learned into practice immediately.

Along with mentors, the learning and product building process at BuildUp is also guided by tutors and deans, who are renowned experts in their fields. The Mentor Network at BuildUp is ever-growing!

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students at BuildUp create, deliver, and market real products that solve real customer problems.

Eduction here is lifelong, as students have the opportunity to come back and join more advanced programs as they grow professionally.

Why BuildUp

Here is a rough timeline showing all the tasks you’ll learn to accomplish during your BuildUp education. Besides solving these challenges, you’ll also develop a comprehensive understanding of other professions in relation to your own. Such experience will be very useful as you get promoted and begin working with more professionals from other disciplines.

Explore the full program schedule:

The skill tree of the program

Community — your key to accelerated growth

At BuildUp, we're building a modern educational culture that redefines how community and learning come together.

Being part of any BuildUp program means you’ll have access to our community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and every batch we start, your network will get stronger and your growth will accelerate.

BuildUp method

This is your career boost

Live Case Studies Each Week

Each week, you will go deeper by attending a live online session via Zoom where the tutor will walk through a real-life scenario applying the concepts you learned. Live sessions are 2 hours and take place weekly during a cohort. Hear how industry leaders from companies like Tripadvisor, Tinder, Uber, and more have addressed similar challenges.

Work in Team and Peer-to-peer Culture Learning

Every week there will be optional opportunities to connect with peers in the cohort solving similar problems to you. Join a small group to discuss applying the concepts, attend/host a community deep-dive session on a special topic, or discuss questions within the forum and Slack.

Apply the Problem Solving Methodology

Translate the frameworks to your company with active, hands-on exercises, worksheets, and weekly micro-projects. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week on active learning. A plan for action: Build a plan that you can take back to your company. Start small, achieve results, and amplify your impact.

Who will lead the program

Anthony Conta

Anthony Conta

Tutor

Over the last eight years, he has created products that both educate and entertain across a variety of industries. He has made educational games for teenagers, interactive videos for children, and SaaS platforms for adults. Currently, works at Amazon Music, helping to define the UX/UI of a live streaming platform for creators and small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Miles Rodriguez

Miles Rodriguez

Tutor

Miles is a Product Designer with 8 years of experience in human centered design, user testing, prototyping, and iterating designs through a background in Game Design. He found thoughtful and creative designs for various clients, ranging from travel websites to grimdark board games. He focuses on creating experiences that are mindful of users' needs, while sprinkling in moments of delight.

Ani Abgaryan

Ani Abgaryan

Dean

Ani is a Product design lead and consultant passionate about new ways of learning, design leadership, and social entrepreneurship. She has been focused on deconstructing and solving complex design problems with teams at Google, UN Global Pulse, USAID, Novartis, Draper Associates, and others. She also led Design Thinking workshops for entrepreneurs.

Reasons to apply

An evening program

BuildUp is flexible. If you have free hours in the evening after work, you can easily learn with us, and your main job won’t suffer. You will need to learn 6 hours per week of online content with only 2 hours of live calls with tutors, and then it is an offline meeting with your team in a local Co-working space in Yerevan.

You think you have a top job and salary...but do you?

Sure, if you are a VP of Engineering at Microsoft, you can ignore this. But if you want to be one in the next 10 years, please apply here.

Consumed by your “Levi” every night?

You don't want to work a second job your whole life, right? Why not learn now and upgrade your salary, so you can better enjoy life.

You’ll own the product

This is not just another internship. You’ll build a product with the team, and you’ll own the product with your team.

Your current learning from seniors is too slow

You may be learning in your current job. And it might be enough if you want to become a professional in 3-5 years. At BuildUp, you can do it in 4 months and with a whole new perspective.

And these other points to consider

All of our tutors are top-level professionals. We teach mindset, so you’ll learn critical thinking and complex problem-solving. You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team solving real-life problems. And eventually, see the incredible community that will mentor you.

FAQ

1. How is this bootcamp different from other Product Design programs?

Our global community and international tutors and mentors are the key differentiators of this Bootcamp. You will have access to the best specialists in the Armenian tech community and will be guided by tutors and mentors with global experience and mindset. Also, this program will replicate an actual product building experience where students will practice leading design direction effectively and confidently.

2. What kind of backgrounds do people have that take this bootcamp?

It is important for you to have a background in digital design and at least 3+ years of work experience. This program is not created for beginners, a mid-level knowledge and experience in design theory, processes and techniques are necessary for this bootcamp.

3. What design tools will be used during this program? 

Having at least a basic knowledge of Figma is recommended to collaborate with the team more easily and effectively. Using other design tools are up to the student.

4. How much does it cost?

The beauty of BuildUp is that no payment is required at the beginning. However, you will be required to pay 1700$ USD eventually. We offer a special agreement called an ISA (Income Sharing Agreement), which means that you don't owe a payment when accepted, but once your salary reaches a specific level, you will be required to come back to our community, became part of it, and pay it forward in the form of 100$ USD dollars per month for 17 continuous months. Please note these terms may change in the future.

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