Product Designers define the product experience by understanding user needs and business objectives. Product designers are the bridges between the product management and engineering teams and often are the client-facing communicators. They can be responsible for many things related to the product, including research, idea generation, rapid prototyping, user testing, and more.
As a student of Product Design at BuildUp, you will learn from a tutor, who is an industry professional with a proven track record of building products people love. You will work with mentors who will guide you on solving real-world problems in their industries. You will work with a cross-functional team to build and ship a real product, instantly applying your knowledge on practice under the guidance of your tutor and mentors.
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
Become a student
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.
Your dream is to work for...Google?
What if PicsArt is sold to Google tomorrow? Would you be qualified to work there? We’ll help you hone your skills so the world's leading tech companies can hire you.
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.
You want to build hugely successful products
Join us if you want to learn how to apply your skills to make the next big digital product.
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.
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.
Are you fit to join the program?
You’re a good fit for this program if you have 3+ 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:
- 1+ Years of Professional Experience in UX, UI or Product design
- Design Role
- Strong Initiative
You are not good fit if:
- Entry Level
- Career Switching
- CEO or Founder
Who will lead the program
Award Winning Product Design Leader | Internationally Published Game Inventor | Design Educator, Instructor, & Mentor
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 Vimeo, helping to define the UX/UI of a live streaming platform for creators and small-to-medium-sized businesses.
Message from 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.
What you will learn from the program
Deep Learning Guided By A Leading Executive
Each week you will go through 2 to 3 hours of self-paced material covering actionable frameworks and proven systems created by leading executives for B2B & B2C companies.
Introduction to Course
You’ll start by learning the various processes required for creating products. You’ll learn about the design thinking process and the product development process. You’ll learn what UX is, what UI is, and the difference between them. Finally, you’ll learn what cognitive overload is and how to avoid it. Design thinking process, Product development process, What is UX, What is UI, Cognitive overload.Read more
You’ll learn the first step of the design process - how to empathize. You’ll learn how to do user research in addition to “desk research” via competitive analysis. You’ll learn how to create a survey to screen users for interviews, then how to conduct those interviews. Types of research, Competitive analysis, Surveys, User interviews (x2).Read more
You’ll learn the second step of the design process - how to define. We’ll talk about taking our research and synthesizing it into insights about our users. We’ll talk about personas, which are representations of our target users, and how those personas move throughout their lives via journey mapping. We’ll also discuss problem statements, and how to define the “problem to solve”. Affinity mapping, Personas, Journey mapping, Storyboarding, Problem statements.Read more
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.
The BuildUp methodology
At BuildUp, we're building a modern education method that redefines how a community can learn together. In our case, we learn together through multi-disciplinary teamwork working on real-life products.
Students are grouped into teams to develop products with mentors, tutors, and deans. Through this collaboration, they learn the mindset of professionals in the field and how to perform effectively in real business situations.
Here are the cornerstones of the BuildUp experience:
Cohort Based Programs
- 16-weeks, part-time, virtual, and intense
- Built and led by executives
- Real-life product-focused
- Live case studies with a cohort of peers
- Access content from all programs
- Step-by-step projects to help you execute
- Weekly releases, events, and updates
- Connect with peers solving similar problems
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.