Product Design Course

Launch your Product Design career in just
12 weeks

  • 12 weeks
  • English
  • Certified Course
The next course starts Early March 2022

~5hrs/wk for 12 weeks

Enroll now

You don’t need to commit to a four year degree and endless tuition fees to become a Product Designer. Learn your craft and launch your career with Dribbble.

  • Beginner friendly
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • Weekly 2 hr live sessions
  • Lifetime community access
Flexible learning

No need to quit your job with our mix of video & live learning

Mentorship

Weekly live & interactive sessions with your design mentor

Hiring Company Network

Get your portfolio in front of our vast network of top employers

Course Overview

Kickstart your product design career today

Our 12 week zero-to-career-ready Product Design course teaches students everything they need to land their first job in Product Design. Our flexible curriculum includes a mix of video lectures, assignments, and weekly live sessions with an expert mentor. Learn alongside an intimate group of other designers, master essential design tools and practices, get your hands on projects, and ask the important questions that will help kickstart your product design career.

This course is designed so you can fit it into your own schedule, on your own time. You’ll leave with an interview ready portfolio, and the confidence to solve real world design challenges. Plus, we’ll get you in front of our active network of hiring managers, so you can get a headstart on your journey as a Product Designer, the fastest-growing career in the design industry.

$115k

is the average salary a product designer can make in the United States.

70%

of hiring managers increased their design teams' headcount in the past year.

What you’ll learn

  • Design thinking: Learn different approaches to design thinking and how you can implement it
  • UX and UI research: Conduct and analyze UX and UI research to inform your design decisions
  • Wireframes, flow diagrams & prototypes: Learn how to bring product design projects to life
  • Designing in Figma: You’ll master Figma’s tools, libraries, systems & techniques
  • Career prep: Guidance on your resumes, portfolios, and interviews to land your dream job

Learn everything from basic to advanced techniques

You’ll gain an expert understanding of how to design, wireframe, create user flows, prototype and much more in Figma, the most collaborative designing tool in the industry, and third fastest growing app in 2020. Mastering Figma is essential to the success of any designer. You will learn by doing, and graduate with an advanced level of Figma knowledge.

Meet your mentor

Dedicated mentorship

You’re not in this alone, as part of this course you’ll be matched with a mentor from our network. Mentors are hand-picked and have at least 4 years of product design experience in reputable design forward companies. Learn from the best in the space, create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.

The mentor network

The mentor network

We have carefully curated a network of mentors who we trust and admire for their design career. We will match you with a mentor who is right for you, and who will provide support and guidance throughout your course.

Not only will you meet with your mentor once a week to learn key design concepts, ask questions and discuss your projects, but they will also be available to you with feedback and advice to take you from enrollment to graduation.

About the course

Over 12 weeks, you will build your product design skillset from the bottom up with lessons, mentorship sessions, and career advice from some of the design community’s most accomplished product design professionals. This flexible learning experience that combines guided video and live virtual sessions, lets you learn on your terms and around your schedule. This is your path to launching a career in product design.

Weekly video lessons

Each week you will get hours of high-quality, guided, video content taught by Senior Product Designer at Nike & Adobe, Jesse Showalter.

Our flexible curriculum structure has been thoughtfully designed, so you don’t need to quit your job to learn your craft and launch your Product Design career. You can watch these videos and complete practice exercises in your own time, before meeting with your mentor in your live session.

Live mentorship sessions

We know that design is a subjective skill that needs hands on guidance and professional advice to master. That’s why our course includes weekly live learning sessions alongside a small group of designers from around the world. Your expert mentor will walk you and your classmates through product design concepts and set weekly assignments, for you to get feedback on and add to your portfolio.

Live mentorship sessions

Live sessions with industry experts

Q&A with MDS, CEO of Shift Nudge

Learn UI best practices in a live session including color, layout, typographic scales and the basics of visual design from Matt D Smith, CEO of Shift Nudge and creator of Flowkit, the utlimate library for user flows who has partnered with many innovative companies, including Microsoft and Webflow.

Career and portfolio advice from Jessica Ko, former Google hiring manager

Who better to learn how to build the perfect portfilio and industry interview tips & tricks from than ex-Google hiring manager, Jessica Ko. Jessica will be running a one-hour portfolio prep Q&A sessions with all course students.

What’s Included

An immersive and interactive learning experience

Our courses are built with students’ experience in mind - proven learning principles, mentorship, community-based plus a year of Dribbble Pro; unlocking all the tools you need to transform your career.

Expert educators

You’ll learn from the best in the design industry; join MDS and the former hiring manager at Google, for live and interactive sessions.

Live mentorship

You’ll join a small group of designers for weekly live & interactive mentorship sessions. All our mentors are hand picked and work at top design companies.

Certification

You will be awarded a signed certificate on completion of your course, and a badge to add to your Dribbble profile.

Project-based learning

We believe product design is best learned by doing. Students will get briefs and assignments each week and receive feedback and advice.

Access to online community group

Connect, network and share your ideas with designers from all around the world in an exclusive student Slack group.

Permanent access to course material

Gain permanent access to video content, PDF worksheets, templates, and reference material to grow your career.

Connect with hiring companies

Get in front of Dribbble's vast network of hiring managers who work for the most design forward companies out there.

A Dribbble Pro subscription

With your course, you get one full year of Dribbble Pro, which allows you to showcase your work and get in front of potential hiring managers.

An immersive and interactive learning experience
Curriculum

Learn-by-doing with our extensive 12-week product design course

Start your course

Introduce yourself in the student Slack, meet your mentor, and get set-up by reviewing course material.

Dig into design problems

Solve real-world design problems and engage in live expert intimate group teaching for two hours each week.

Build an interview-ready portfolio

Learn how to prepare for a career in design and receive feedback on your projects.

Graduate & showcase your work

Gain your certificate and connect with Dribbble's vast network of hiring managers.

  • 12 weeks
  • Weekly live 2 hr mentorship
  • ~5 hrs/week time committment
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  • Course Prep Week
    Introductions & Set-Up

    Prep week is all about setting yourself up for success! Using guided tutorials, you will set up all the accounts you need, including Dribbble Pro and Figma. During this week you will meet your mentor and get to know your classmates in your exclusive course Slack group.

    You will be introduced to what Product Design is, what it isn't, what Product Designers do, and why it's valuable to all companies. You will learn how to define a problem and work through the seven stages of the product design process, a foundational concept for success!

  • Week 1
    UX Fundamentals

    Great designers know impressive products start with the end-user in mind. The first step towards creating your product is understanding and identifying who will use it. You will receive your first brief this week, focused on design decisions.

    Here you will learn to define fundamental problems you're trying to solve. This includes user research, interviewing identified users, applying design thinking techniques to test assumptions, analyzing and synthesizing the results, and establishing insights that will impact your work.

  • Week 2
    User Flows & Figma Basics

    You will learn the basics of Figma during week two and use it to develop a user flow diagram to visualize your user's journey. Knowing the best practices for creating a user flow helps you become confident with its different components.

    A user flow is a way to convey your designs to engineers and important decision-makers from the user's perspective. You can plan for and create user-friendly products through user flows from the very beginning. If you have a problem with your product, a clearly defined UX flow often helps you troubleshoot and find the problem.

  • Week 3
    Wireframing & FigJam

    In week two, the question was: how will the user get from point A to point B? In week three, the Wireframing phase, we will determine what is actually on each screen that will assist us in achieving that overarching goal. The skill of wireframing is an essential one that has a massive impact on the final design of your product.

    You can test ideas and get feedback on your designs without investing too much time. This week, you will continue to use Figma (the number one tool used by designers) to create wireframes, and you'll jump into FigJam to ideate and iterate your designs alongside your mentor.

  • Week 4
    Visual Design, Hierarchy, Color & Typography

    This week, you will learn visual design fundamentals and UI design aspects like grids, navigation, typographic scales, and product design patterns. You will learn some of the foundations of visual design, so you can start dressing the skeleton applications you have built to bring out their style.

    You will learn and develop essential design skills through practice and experimentation, including balance, proximity, alignment, visual hierarchy, repetition, contrast, color, and typography. Your eye for design aesthetics will be sharpened as you practice these visual design skills. Your confidence as a designer will grow as you practice these skills.

    The week will be wrapped up with a live Q&A session with no other than Matt D. Smith (MDS), CEO of Shift Nudge. Come prepared with your questions, get answers and learn from the best in the industry!

  • Week 5
    Scaling Design, Components & Design Systems

    Throughout week five, you will set up reusable design components, responsive layouts, pattern libraries and learn the basics of design systems within Figma. Tools like Figma make it easier for designers to work more modularly since product design is iterative.

    As a result, we will be discussing how we can make our designs more scalable by using modern design tools and techniques. You will future-proof your designs when scaling them to multiple screens and different layouts. You will learn to use components, scalable systems, responsive UI cards, pattern libraries, and design systems.

  • Week 6
    Prototyping & Testing

    Week six will be a fun one, as you'll be putting your static wireframes into practice. Your designs will be brought to life with high-fidelity prototypes. We will cover transitions, animations, and micro-interactions so you can build robust prototypes.

    A huge part of product design is creating a testable prototype that we can get user feedback on before we spend the time building the actual product. The job of a product designer is to get as close to the real thing as possible, so the stakeholders don’t have to imagine anything or take risks.

  • Week 7
    Handoff & Documentation

    This week, you will prepare your designs to be handed over to the development team by creating documentation and design specifications. After testing your product, you will learn how to preview your work, share and present your work, run Inspect mode, redline, and document your work using industry-standard practices.

    Communication, documentation, and handover play a big part in the quality of your designs. Taking this step will ensure your vision for development is not lost.

  • Week 8, 9 & 10
    Capstone Projects

    Throughout these practical weeks, you will get briefs and receive feedback and advice from your expert mentor on your projects. As part of your live mentor sessions each week, you'll discuss pain points and ideas, plus you'll receive asynchronous feedback on your designs.

    This is your chance to put everything you have learned into practice by creating three capstone projects that you can include in a portfolio that is interview-ready. The briefs you receive will help you practice user journeys, diagrams, wireframes, and high-fidelity designs for prototypes of your products.

  • Week 11
    Portfolio & Landing a Job

    Now that you have the skills to be a product designer, what's next? By the end of this week, you will be ready for the next part of your journey, where you will create your portfolio, resume and prepare for interviews to land your first product design position. Portfolios and resume templates will be provided, along with instructions on preparing for design interviews.

    The week will be capped off with a live Q&A with an ex-Google hiring manager, Jessica Ko, who will provide insight into what employers are looking for in designers and how to stand out in your portfolio.

  • Week 12
    Dribbble Graduation!

    We address your final week of the Dribbble Product Design course with great pleasure. You will receive a certificate and badge to display on your Dribbble and LinkedIn profiles in celebration of your newfound product design skills.

    You'll present one of your final projects to your classmates at this last live session and become a member of the Dribbble alumni group! Upon graduation, we will circulate your portfolio to our vast network of active hiring managers from some of the top design firms in the world!

Meet your instructor

Learn from the most qualified design instructors
in the industry.

Meet your instructor

Jesse Showalter

Senior Product Designer, Nike & Adobe

“Known for his passion for creativity and innovation, Jesse Showalter has spent over a decade developing user-centered products from concept to final design. With over 300 projects under his belt for brands like Adobe, Sketch, Bravo, and Affinity, his skill set is diverse, encompassing UI/UX design, front-end development, and digital marketing. He frequently posts videos about design, creativity, tools, and coding on his Instagram or his YouTube channel for creatives. When he's not doing design work, he'll probably be on an adventure with his family.”

Jeffrey Bauer
Jeffrey Bauer
from New York, NY

“This is a great opportunity to work online and in-depth with your design heroes. The instructors are world-class, the community is amazing, and we’re inspired to add to our portfolios every week. It was amazing to see the level of feedback our mentors provided... definitely gaining value from this class!”

Vasek Otrisal
Vasek Otrisal
from Prague, Czech Republic

“Live-learning/online interactive courses are the best! Dribbble picks inspiring and really helpful people to share their thoughts, experiences, and advice. If I didn’t know the speaker before the course, I usually realize that they’re someone I should know.”

Karla Muller
Karla Muller
from Brisbane, Australia

“I found that the hands-on mentorship provides transferrable skills, relevant advice, advanced knowledge, and practical experience. This course has been a valuable experience for my career. My favorite part is the small class size, exercises at the end of each lesson, and the feedback I receive from my mentor.”

Peter Rasmussen
Peter Rasmussen
from Sydney, Australia

“Dribbble courses are always incredibly informative for me. It was fascinating to hear from industry experts and gain insight into their experience. I particularly enjoy the live classes; I love how involved and accessible they are. I find it a near-perfect balance of independence and instruction.”

Pricing

Simple, transparent pricing

We are transparent with our pricing and take pride in being accessible and affordable for the community. You can choose to pay upfront or in interest-free monthly instalments when enrollment opens.

Pay in full

$2,999
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3 monthly payments

$1,080/mo
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Got a question about this course?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Ask us anything about the curriculum, course projects or post-graduate life.

Why Dribbble?

Biggest design community

Dribbble is where designers gain inspiration, feedback, community, and jobs and is your best resource to discover and connect with designers worldwide.

Dribbble Pro benefits

Every student will get a year of Dribbble Pro for free, allowing students access to all the tools they need to succeed in their design career, including an instant portfolio.

Vast network of hiring managers

We make sure to bring your portfolio directly to our established network of active managers, making it easy for them to set up interviews and launch your career.

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Frequently asked questions

When does the course start?

Dribbble’s Product Design certified course runs every quarter, with the next course slated to start in early March 2022. Please feel free to drop your email here, and we will contact you when registration opens, so you have plenty of time to register and take advantage of an exclusive 50% discount that is for our Dribbble Product Design course email subscribers.

How does the certified course work?

Dribbble's Product Design certified course allows you to gain the key skills needed to be a product designer, such as; design thinking, conducting user research, flow diagrams, wireframes, prototyping, documentation, and much more. Plus, you will be hands-on designing in Figma throughout the course, so you will graduate with an advanced level of Figma knowledge.

This course is designed to prepare you for solving real-world design problems. Over 12 weeks, you will enjoy video lessons, weekly live mentorship sessions, group discussions, and feedback sessions with classmates, all while working on weekly projects and building an interview-ready portfolio which will be distributed around Dribbble's vast network of hiring managers, at the end of your course.

Once you complete and graduate from the Dribbble Product Design course, you will receive a digitally signed certificate, along with a badge certifying completion that will live on your Dribbble portfolio. You can share your certificate and badge on your social media, like LinkedIn or your personal website.

How is this different from other courses on the market?

This new, immersive learning experience sets our course apart from traditional online learning.

You no longer need to struggle to teach yourself course content without the creator's feedback or input.

We have created a robust program that consists of unique mentorship and an on-demand dual program; that way, you can fit the program into your schedule while still receiving personalized feedback and guidance.

In addition to a dedicated design mentor, you can learn directly from industry experts like Matt D Smith (creator of Flowkit and founder of Shift Nudge), Jessica Ko (former hiring manager at Google) and Jesse Showalter (Nike & Adobe designer) in live teaching and Q&A sessions.

What is the course format?

In Dribbble's Product Design certified course there is a mix of on-demand and live learning! You will gain access to a library of digestible tutorial videos and complete projects alongside some of the world's top designers as part of a structured curriculum that takes place over just 12 weeks.

As part of your learning experience, you will be matched with a mentor from a top design company and given a personalized learning schedule that fits your time zone. There’s no need to put your life on hold or quit your job to learn! During weekly live mentorship sessions, you'll share your tasks with an engaged community of your classmates and receive feedback on the work you've done.

Upon completion of the course, a graduation certificate and a badge will be awarded to you on Dribbble. Afterward, we will circulate your interview-ready portfolio to our network of active and engaged hiring managers at top-tier design companies.

You will also be able to download and share your certification on other social media platforms from your user account.

What skill level is required to get started?

Our Product Design certified course is for anyone who is interested in learning the skills to become a Product Designer. You do not need prior Product Design knowledge or previous design experience. While your instructor will guide you through the structured curriculum with straightforward instructions, they will also challenge you to go beyond the course content and expand your creativity.

Receiving meaningful feedback on your work from trained design mentors will enable you to improve your skills by connecting with other professionals and prospective designers in the field.

What are the peer/group learning opportunities in the course?

Dribbble certified courses provide students with the following opportunities:

Interactive student learning

Every week, you will interact with your classmates, receive exercises for feedback, and build on each other's knowledge through a robust group-learning platform.

Exclusive student network

You can search for and connect with other students and alumni based on the course using the student Slack network. Find your study partner, co-founder, or buddy.

Group projects & mentor feedback

Finding a design mentor shouldn't be hard. We match you with a mentor from a top design company, who will support and guide you as you grow as a Product Designer. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to work with a small group of classmates on a variety of projects, including the final project in which you demonstrate what you've learned.

Optional virtual events and workshops

Students and alumni are given an exclusive discount to attend Dribbble workshops, to network with classmates and participate in group learning activities. Workshops usually last a few hours or span several days and are held a few times a year. Workshop participation is optional but encouraged.

Are there payment plans available?

There are two ways to pay: monthly installments or pay in full. Paying your tuition upfront can save you 7.5% of your total cost.

Our comprehensive Refund Policy applies to all plans.

Our product design course is set at an affordable and transparent price to ensure broad access to superior education worldwide. In addition, scholarships are sometimes available on a case-by-case basis to make design education even more accessible.

Scholarship award decisions are based on an applicant's background, education, and work history.

Reach out to us here, and we'll get back to you.

How do I get my company to pay for me?

Would you like to take the course but need help asking your manager? Here are four talking points to help get your boss on board:

  1. 1. The course will inspire and re-energize you for your work
  2. 2. You’ll make meaningful connections with industry experts and peers
  3. 3. Discover new ideas for your product, best practices for your design team, and other valuable takeaways
  4. 4. Prepare to fill a hiring need or take on a new role internally through upskilling
What’s the refund policy if I change my mind?

Up to 2 weeks before the start of the course, you'll get a full refund. A prorated refund may be available once the course starts if you have to cancel.

You can be assured that we obsess over the quality of our learning material, and we test it all beforehand to ensure that it's useful. Take a look at our testimonials if you need some reassurance!

What form of payments do you accept?

Dribbble accepts most major credit cards for all of our Education courses. We cannot accept ACH bank transfers, money wires, or any other payment method for our Education courses.