Now it's your turn.
If that doesn’t describe your current reality,
it’s not your fault.
Traditional UX Education is Broken.
Hi, I’m Oz. After working as a UX designer for agencies, in-house teams and a mix of freelance clients, I turned my focus towards the biggest design challenge yet: designing the designer.
I taught formal UX classes and served as a career coach for the largest bootcamp in the world. And what I found was that for most students, learning UX concepts was not enough.
Traditional UX bootcamps teach the essentials, but fall short of teaching all the other practical career skills that lead to getting paid in this profession.
No wonder students floundered after graduation, failing to land real UX jobs.
It made me wonder…
there's a solution, and it's called...
1. Thorough UX training.
Develop core knowledge in user experience design, with in-depth workshops on user research, information architecture, user interface design and beyond.
- Lessons lack detail and actionable application.
- Disorganized materials, hard to reference
- Material becomes outdated quickly
Lessons supported by examples, context & storytelling to increase information retention
All lectures, slides and assets downloadable and organized in one place
Exercises help drill in concepts, worksheets and templates to apply knowledge to real life design
2. Develop real UX experience.
Close the "experience gap" by learning how to pitch and do UX work with businesses. Then learn the step-by-step process to create compelling case studies and a portfolio that'll impress employers.
- Group projects that are confusing for employers to review
- Portfolios that consist of only fictional student projects
- Lack of direction in the portfolio creation & guidance process
Learn how to create your own UX experience with startups, local businesses and non-profits.
Master the content-first strategy that makes your portfolio interesting and easy to read.
Templates that help you get your case studies and portfolios online faster than ever.
3. Land your first UX job and freelance clients.
After learning the fundamentals, what's the pathway to getting a UX job? Introducing UX Career Lab: premium training that guides designers towards real paid work.
- No career guidance after graduation
- Figuring out the freelance path for yourself
- Spending time on low ROI efforts (including networking) in hopes of landing a paying gig.
Learn the best practices to market yourself as a UX designer – even with little experience.
Exclusive workshops on how to win profitable work as a UX freelancer & consultant
Effective templates for resume, cover letter, pitch email examples and even freelance project proposals
I got multiple interviews and secured a job offer with a 20% salary increase within a month!
- Ran Liu, Sr UX Designer
"I previewed the curriculum and it was way more comprehensive than what I was taught at bootcamp."
- John, UX/UI Designer
"Fills in all the gaps of launching a career in UX that I didn't get in school."
- Josh, interaction designer
"I've got coached by Oz on how to become a UX freelancer, which helped me brand myself and land multiple clients. Now that it's included in UX School is an incredible value. "
- Allison, senior UX consultant
THE CORE UX CURRICULUM
HANDS-ON PORTFOLIO WORK
Step-by-step guidance on how to create a compelling UX portfolio. Learn how to generate your own design projects and case studies.
UX CAREER LAB
A-Z coverage of how to land a UX job or freelance clients, including resumes, cover letters, project proposal examples and more.
and much more to come
Double the training. Half the price.
THE OTHER OPTIONS
Local university: a single class (out of 7) is still more expensive than the entire UX School. And that's with less training materials.
Average bootcamp: part-time courses start at 8x the price of UX School, with full time programs costing more than $14,000. Quite a steep price.
Extension program: just the materials fee alone is 3x the cost of UX School, and that's with no UX career training.
is not for everyone.
All the training is virtual, backed by an online community of UX designers.
Some students prefer live, in-class training, and I encourage them to check out their options.
Designers who've enrolled in UX School often come from expensive bootcamps that gave them basics, but not the edge to compete in the user experience industry.
The one time enrollment-cost is:
After a brief launch period, the price will go up to $997. Still a very fair value compared for this one-of-a-kind UX training.
UX School will soft launch January 2018.
Early students will receive special pricing and save half the cost of enrollment before the public release.
UX SCHOOL SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE
$497SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE
UX School's Training helped land my first UX job and double my salary.
- Jeremy, UX Product Manager
Get notified of UX School's Official Launch:
If you're signed up for UX Beginner's email list, you'll get notified of UX School's soft launch (and 50% lifetime discount. If you're not on the list already, join Tuesday UX Trainer, my weekly UX newsletter.
Frequently asked questions.
What happens after I buy?
You'll get immediate access to UX School with lessons hosted in Thinkific, a high-end course platform. Look for onboarding emails in your inbox.
Who should enroll in UX School?
This program is specifically designed for motivated, resourceful learners transitioning into a UX career. But in reality, anyone searching for a comprehensive and practical approach to user experience design can benefit. This includes students, UX designers, consultants and even product managers & startup founders.
Who should not enroll in UX School?
Those looking for 1) in-class learning and 2) "certifications" should not enroll. UX School is virtual-only, career-specific UX training to help land jobs and clients. As such, this makes us proudly un-credited and un-certified.
UX School students hustle to put in real work. Those who expect results just by virtue of enrolling in the course should not enroll.
How is UX School different from X-Y-Z other training?
This training combines years of classroom teaching and 1-on-1 coaching experience to make a new type of career-specific UX training.
While other programs leave students to figure out the real-life, on-the-job piece of the UX career puzzle on their own, UX School takes students from principles, to projects, to getting paid in the UX field.
Why is the price increasing later?
UX School teaches industry secrets and tactics, including private job listings, job app templates and even premium freelancing resources (proposals, templates, etc).
These benefits get diluted with too many students. The price starts low to reward early movers and UXBeginner readers, and the eventual price increase acts as a barrier to entry.
Instead of making all benefits available to the general masses, UX School seeks to provide an unfair advantage to savvy career transitioner.
Anything else I should know?
Point 1: UX School is the most ambitious project to come out of UXBeginner, and as such the curriculum is ever evolving. The core materials will be available upon launch, and even more career-specific material will be added over time. There will even be community voting to decide on future lessons (free of charge). With that being said, expect good lessons, but don't expect everything to be perfectly polished yet.
Point 2: You do not need UX School to be successful in this industry. You read that right. Don't believe anyone who tells you "you have to buy X" to be successful. UXBeginner prides itself on creating resources that helps learners transition faster - and with less confusion - into the user experience field. Just as with any school or program, it is only a resource, not the end-all-be-all.