Designlab UX Academy Application

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The Basics

What's your full name? *

What is your phone number? *

How old are you?

Highest school level completed

What type of computer do you use?

How did you first hear about UX Academy?

How did you hear about UX Academy?

If a friend in UXA told you about the course, mention their name so we can pass on a bonus!
Where are you currently located? *

Are you open to relocating for a new position? *

Which cohort of UX Academy are you applying for? *

Which track of UX Academy are you applying for? *

UX Academy Prerequisite: Strong English language skills *

Please select the option that applies to you. If English is not your first language, we require you to submit an application video (will be available later in the application).

UX Academy Prerequisite: Commitment to the program *

Since the program is very rigorous, we want to know about your commitment level. Please describe your current situation and how you will prioritize UX Academy in your schedule. Be as detailed as possible.
UX Academy Prerequisite: Design 101 or previous design experience *

Please select the option that applies to you.

Design Experience

How many years of design experience do you have?

What type of design?

Are you currently working?

What is your current job title?

Blog/LinkedIn URL

To show your previous design work, which of the following would you like to share with us?

Please link to your portfolio here.

If you do not have a portfolio, please send some examples of your work to

If you do not have any examples to share, please complete the following exercise and send the completed project to with the subject UX Academy Application: Design Exercise.

Tools Experience

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator


Any other design tools that you have used? Please list them here with your years experience.

How would you describe your technical web development skills?

Development experience is not required to enroll in UX Academy, this just helps us to understand your background.

Goals & Motivations

This section is for you to talk about your goals and motivations for enrolling in UX Academy. Please take this section seriously and share as much detail as possible. Take time to consider your answers, and write 150-300 word responses for each of the following questions.
Why do you want to enroll in UX Academy? *

Please give as much detail as possible to help us get to know your work ethic and approach — minimum of 150 words.
What steps have you taken so far to move into UX/UI design? *

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Submit a short video

If English is not your first language, the video submission is REQUIRED. 

Please submit a short video (up to 3 minutes). Introduce yourself, why you want to be a part of UX Academy, and what you hope to do after completing the course. This helps us get to know you! :)

The video should be up to 3 minutes long and should be uploaded to YouTube. If you don’t want other people to find it, mark it as unlisted. Don’t mark it as private or disallow embedding, or we won’t be able to see it.

The video should contain nothing except you talking. Talk just like you would in a normal conversation, please don’t use a script. Leave out editing, music and screenshots. Be sure to play it back and make sure you can hear everything. If you are going to spend the time applying, we want to be able to hear what you are saying.
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more info on UX Academy
Based on your answers, we would recommend that you sign up for the next session of Design 101. 

Since the UX Academy program moves quickly, we've found that requiring this course really helps. In addition, we want to ensure that students are committed to the program and can spend the budgeted 20 or 40 hours per week on coursework.
go to Design 101
If you are not yet ready or able to take our intensive UX Academy course, we would recommend checking out our other courses. Our short courses require around 10 hrs/week of work and only last 4 weeks.
Check them out!