Get your first role as a UX Designer
With our part-time self-paced mentored bootcamp designed to help people from all backgrounds transition to a future-proof and fulfilling career in tech.
UX Design has been growing exponentially since 1970
Today, almost any company that hopes to create a competitive product needs to have great design, and therefore great designers.
Jakob Nielsen, one of the fathers of UX Design, has predicted that we'll need 100 Million UX professionals by 2050.
What you'll learn
We crafted our curriculum to teach you relevant skills for the job market through hands on work on over 50 assignments, two practice projects and up to three portfolio projects.
We'll teach you how to create a Research Strategy, build Screeners and Surveys, run User Interviews and how to turn everything into actionable insights.
You will learn how to write User Stories, build your Information Architecture, design Task Flows, create Wireframes, turn them into Prototypes, and more.
We have our own way to teach students how to create User Interfaces that are easy and pleasant to use. UI Design is one of the most sought after skills by companies.
We'll show you how to build a relevant portfolio that's aligned with your career strategy. No more cookie cutter projects! You'll be able to show work that speaks to you.
Having a meaningful career strategy will probably save you from hundreds of random interviews and applications. Give your journey a purpose and it will be fruitful.
A self-taught designer, Radu has built a career spanning over 18 years. Through his passion for mentoring and growing other designers he created Mento Design Academy.
His experience includes all areas of design, having started his career as a Graphic Designer and then transitioning to Web Design, then Product Design and ultimately Design Leadership.
After mentoring for big programs like Springboard and DesignLab, he decided to fix the bootcamp experience by creating his own program.
Handpicked mentors to guide you
Our mentors have gained their experience in some of the largest companies in the world, and they are ready to share lifelong learnings with you in the individual mentorship sessions.
What students say
With a true international community of students and mentors, we are proud to be a diverse and highly rated group of UX professionals.
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from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jasmine Ziyu Liu 🇩🇪
from Munich, Germany
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from New York, USA
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from London, UK
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from New York, USA
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from Tokyo, Japan
Why hundreds of alumni chose this program
Weekly 1:1 mentorship with an industry expert
Most programs cut corners and costs by having a lot of students join the same mentor call or by offering mentorship by bootcamp graduates. We hand-pick mentors from top companies to work closely with you.
Work on three portfolio projects that speak to you
Instead of having all our students work on the same cookie-cutter projects, we have developed a framework that helps you build a relevant portfolio aligned with your background and career strategy.
Get a certificate and a written recommendation
Upon completing the course, you will receive a signed certificate. For exceptional students, we offer a written recommendation from their mentor that they can add to their resume.
Lifetime access to materials and community
Learning never stops, so your access to our community, events, materials, and future updates doesn't stop either. You can come back any time for a refresher or to get help from the community.
Small quality community, big impact
While big numbers might wow some, we keep our community curated, so there's a lot of value and not a lot of noise. Only students, alums, mentors, and partners have access to our Slack.
Up to six months of career support to land your job
Our goal is for you to be successful in this transition, so we're available on demand for up to six months after you graduate, to help you with your job search through our recruiting partners.
The admission process
We speak to each student to make sure Mento is the right step for them. We're committed 100% to the success of each of our students, so therefore we hand-pick everyone.
We kick off a new cohort each 1st of the month, so make sure you enroll at least a week before so we can save you a seat. Check your email after completing your enrolment and make sure you look in the spam folder too.
Schedule an onboarding call with our Admissions Manager to welcome you and walk you through the program structure. You will have this option after you've completed the enrolment.
You'll be joining our community on Slack before the next cohort starts so you can meet everyone.
On the 1st of each month we kick off a new cohort. You'll be paired with a mentor and get full access to the program, so you can begin your journey to a new career.
The most affordable tuition
We pride ourselves on being one of the most affordable UX Bootcamps when you consider the price/month. Other similar programs charge $1,000 to $1,800/month.
If you still have questions or you're unsure about choosing Mento over other programs, you can send us an email or schedule a free call to find out more.
Full access to the entire curriculum is granted when you enroll, and it's available 24/7, allowing you to create a study program that best works for you. Topics are delivered through video and written content.
We have student community meetings that happen in several time zones, and your mentor meetings are set at a time that best works for both.
You'll be meeting your mentor weekly for half an hour, individually, so you get the help that you need, instead of being part of a larger group. We match students and mentors based on availability and other factors, and you can always request a rematch should you be unhappy.
Most of our students secure a role as a UX, UI or Product Designer during the program or right after graduation. So far, 100% of our students secured a role within six months of graduating.
We believe any background can prove to be a unique advantage in your career as a UX Designer. Basic knowledge of how to operate a computer is required.
We have prepared for you two practice projects and up to three high-quality projects to include in your portfolio. No two students work on the same project, so you'll get a unique portfolio to show in interviews. No fictional or cookie cutter projects either.
During the program, we help you define your career strategy, build a relevant portfolio, and train for interviews. After graduation, we support your job hunt efforts for up to six months.
We recommend our students put in roughly 20 hours per week to complete the program in six to nine months. The actual time required may vary based on your background, prior knowledge, and personal context. Most of our students have a full time job, kids, are caretakers for a loved one or have other commitments.
Yes, all students receive a certificate for completing the program. Our best students also receive a personal written recommendation from their mentor that they can include in their job applications.
Mento Design Academy is founded by a team of world-class designers, so our certificate is equally valuable to other programs on the market.
Our curriculum covers both Figma and Sketch and a myriad of other tools you'll use in your day-to-day work as a designer, such as Miro, Notion, Slack, and others. User Interface design is covered extensively in our program.
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We host a series of live sessions with industry experts, and alums, covering topics such as communication, collaboration, career advice, interviewing, portfolio reviews and more.
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