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Jumpstart your career into UX Design

Build products for clients and build your portfolio to impress potential employers.

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Jumpstart your career into
UX Design

Build products for clients and build your portfolio to impress potential employers.

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Real World Projects

Work on 2-4 real-world projects with other aspiring designers under a Design Mentor.

Portfolio Help

Add 2 case studies to complete your portfolio with professional mentor guidance.

Interview Prep

Unlimited 1:1 mentorship to help you prepare for behavioral & technical interviews. 

Hiring Help

Introduction to Recruiters and Hiring Managers.

What do you gain from joining Career Jumpstart?

 

    Completed portfolio with your choice of 2-4 client projects from startups and non-profits

    Collaboration with a team of other aspiring UX Designers under a Design Mentor

    A tried-and-tested job search plan to land your job within 6 months*

    Direct referrals to hiring managers from our extensive network

    Personalized 1-on-1 preparation for behavioral and technical interviews

    Help with salary negotiation and other offer insights

    A diverse community of alumni and other job seekers for lifelong friendships

Schedule and Curriculum

After 2 weeks of advanced design lessons, work on real world projects the first 2 months.

After having a complete porfolio, Avocademy will provide job search support for 6 months.

    1

Advanced Design Courses

Take 2 weeks to build on your Figma skills prior to working with clients and other designers.

  2

Real Client Project

Work in a team of designers to prepare deliverables for clients in an agency setting.

  3

Start Job Search

Optimize your portfolio and resume and receive job search support for 6 months.

  4

Job Offer!

We’ll help you navigate the job offer process, successfully completing the program.

Where do our graduates go?

Our alumni are working at

Landing UX/UI roles

95% of our students obtained jobs in UX/UI Design roles upon completion of our Career Jumpstart Program and working with Avocademy’s team.*

*Based on Career Jumpstart Program graduate survey in United States 2023 and subject to completion of the program, successful execution of all requirements of the program, as set forth in the terms of the Career Jumpstart Program, and investment of at least 20 hours a week. The information provided is for informational use only and shall not be intended to represent or guarantee that everyone will achieve the same results. Career Jumpstart Program is built around 1:1 coaching , interview, career support, and generalizable best practices. We are not a placement or recruiting agency.

Student Success Stories

See how our graduates are successfully changing careers and landing great jobs as UX designers with Avocademy

 
Tim Gailey
Former Pre-med Student and Caregiver
 
 
Amber Joseph
Former Marketing & Graphic Designer
 
 
Ashley Mauzy
Former Graphic Designer
 
 
Brittany Chan
Former Behavioral Analyst
 
Tim Gailey
Former Pre-Med Student and Caregiver
 
Amber Joseph
Former Marketing & Graphic Designer
 
Ashley Mauzy
Former Graphic Designer
 
Brittany Chan
Former Behavioral Analyst
 
    
Before Avocademy, I had never even heard of UX/UI design. In my past jobs, I always felt there was something missing. As a UX/UI designer, I feel at home. I never imagined I would find a job that checks all of my boxes. I would not have been successful in making this career change without the proper skills, knowledge, and guidance, and that is exactly what you get when you join Avocademy.

Veronica Taylor
Former Teacher 
    
The community and mentors created a space where I felt understood and supported from start to finish. DO IT! It's not easy, but it is doable, especially when you have the Avocademy community on your side. I work remotely in a career I love! A job that allows me to have the work/life balance and salary I dreamed of.
 


Alexandra Rovati
Former Sommelier
    
I love the community that Avocademy fosters and the support that they provide. Even after securing a job, I continue to feel the support of Avocademy and am still in contact with designers I've met along the way. The staff, mentors, and students are incredibly helpful and encouraging.
 
 


Brynn Rogowski
Former Barista
    
I am someone who always asks a million questions, so having access to mentors that are working as professional UX designers was essential! They were able to answer my questions and give insight into the industry.
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Meyer
Former Graphic Designer
 
Lea Szymcek
Former Business Development, Marketing, Project Management
 
 
Will Hoard
Former Call Center Representative
 
 
Jennifer Jelliff-Russell
Former Career Coach, Health Coach
 
 
Tate Bruckner
Former College Coach
 
Lea Szymcek
Former Business Development, Marketing, Project Management
 
Will Hoard
Former Call Center Representative
 
Jennifer Jelliff-Russell
Former Career Coach, Health Coach
 
Tate Bruckner
Former College Coach
 
    
Before Avocademy, I was dissatisfied with my previous job and felt unfulfilled. However, after completing the program, I discovered my passion for UX/UI Design and the opportunity to make a real impact by creating user-friendly experiences. This career change not only brought job satisfaction but also a sense of purpose in helping people through design.
 
 
Elena Ispas
Former Dental Assistant
    
I am finally able to achieve my dream career thanks to Avocademy. I am the first woman in my family in tech. Avocademy helped me break myself out of poverty and open doors for BIPOC women like me.
 
 
 
 
 


Samiya Hossain
Former Underwriter
    
I would highly recommend taking the UX/UI Foundations course if you are considering a career change! I absolutely loved being able to speak with a mentor throughout the entire process. From questions about design to strategizing for interviews, they were there for me! After completing this course, I was certain that UX/UI design was a great fit for me which led me to enrolling in Career Jumpstart.

Megan Crowley
Former Fiber Artist
    
I gained a new sense of confidence within myself. I stepped out of my comfort zone to enroll into Avocademy and once completing UX/UI Foundations, I feel comfortable in my ability to learn new skills and to adapt into new environments. It was pretty cool to see all the hard work from researching, interviewing, mapping and wire-framing come together into a digital product!

Rakim Tyler
Former Chemist
    
Avocademy offers affordability without skimping on value. With features like unlimited mentorship, portfolio projects, and ongoing support for job hunting and real-world client collaborations, it's a balanced choice for UX/UI design education.
 
 
 
 
 

Aaron Henderson
Former Computer Technician
    
I have a background in business, education, and psychology, but I always felt like my career was lacking something. Then, I discovered UX design, which combines all three of my interests, and I knew it was the right fit for me. Avocademy was instrumental in reshaping my career, and now, I've never been happier and more fulfilled in my work.
 


Noureen Khan
Former Educator
    
If you think it's too late for you, it's not. Time will pass regardless so why not pursue something you really want? I thought I lost my chance to be a designer because I hadn't majored in it. I happened upon UX Design and a couple months later invested in Avocademy. Now I'm starting a full-time design role and I couldn't be happier. Thank you to Maca and the mentors who have made this course possible and so valuable.

Maria Kravetz
Former Receptionist
    
I came in knowing almost nothing about UX/UI Design, and through these courses was able to advance my knowledge and gain real world experience working on projects as a sole designer, a designer on a team of 6, and a lead designer with direct interactions with my client. These courses fully prepared me for work in this industry and helped me land a job two months into my job search!
 

Becca Tupaj
Former Catering Director
 
Kara Prado
Former Staffing
 
 
Lani Mott
Former Teacher and Paralegal
 
 
Alex Voigt
Former Pastor
 
Kara Prado
Former Staffing
 
Lani Mott
Former Teacher and Paralegal
 
Alex Voigt
Former Pastor
 
See More Success Stories

Level up your career

Our graduates see significant increase of their previous salary after completing our program.

Who can join?

Excited to learn more about Career Jumpstart? There are two ways to join Career
Jumpstart to make sure you'll be a good fit.

Do you have a Portfolio with at least 1 project?

 

Submit your portfolio for a mentor to review to ensure you have the foundational skills to join.

Application Form

No Portfolio, no problem! Start with Foundations.

 

Our Avocademy UX/UI Foundations graduates are are eligible to apply to Career Jumpstart after completing their first portfolio project.

UX/UI Foundations Course

Speak to our experts

Meet with an industry expert for a FREE 1-on-1 mentoring session. Set up a plan for changing careers, learning the
basics, and landing your first UX role.

Find out if UX/UI Design is for you

Speak to our experts

Meet with an industry expert for a FREE 1-on-1 mentoring session. Set up a plan for changing careers, learning the basics, and landing your first UX role.

Find out if UX/UI Design is for you

Pricing made simple

We have various options for payment to best suit your situation
and your needs. Choose from two main options.

Pay when you get paid

$0 to start

At graduation, you finance $6000 over 6-36 months through Affirm*.

Pay up front

$3500

No hidden fees.

*Your rate will be 10-36% APR based on credit, and is subject to an eligibility check. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. 

**Your monthly payment, when financing through Affirm over time, will vary depending on the term length, and APR. For example, on a $4000 purchase, you may pay $138.65/month for 36 months with a 14.99% APR."

Interested in joining?

Ready to start working with real clients and gain the experience and mentorship needed to land your first UX job? Submit your portfolio today!

Apply Now

Interested in joining?

Ready to start working with real clients and gain the experience and mentorship needed to land your first UX job? Submit your portfolio today!

Apply Now

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Blog
FAQ

Privacy Policy
Terms of Service
Code of Conduct

[email protected]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Is UX/UI for me?
Student Success
Hire our Grads
Schedule a call with us
Affiliate Program

OTHER PROGRAMS

UX Design Masterclasses