UX/UI Design Bootcamp
Learn the skills necessary to launch a successful career as a user experience or user interface designer in 16 weeks. One-on-one mentorship, interview prep and community support will take you from newbie to hired and beyond.
Are you ready to go from fashion designer to kickstart a career as UX/UI Designer?
Are you ready to go from art teacher to kickstart a career as UX/UI Designer?
Are you ready to go from graphic designer to kickstart a career as UX/UI Designer?
Are you ready to go from language tutor to kickstart a career as UX/UI Designer?
Our students all come from different careers, studies, or experiences in life.
Join our community
There has never been a better time to join the tech industry. Tech employers are constantly looking for new talent, and opportunities are everywhere.
At Re:Coded you will be joining a supportive community of students, lifelong learners, and trainers who are all here to help you succeed.
We will teach you both the technical skills and the mindset you need to land your first job as a UX/UI designer.
"If I could summarize my experience at Re:Coded in one word, it would be EMPOWERING! I applied to Re:Coded bootcamp because I wanted to become a UX/UI designer thus putting humans at the center of my work, communicating with people, and building a functional product. Now, I work as a R&D Specialist and as a UX/UI Designer."
What does a typical week at Re:Coded look like?
To be a great UX/UI designer, you need to get your hands dirty and design for hours and hours! At Re:Coded, it’s all learning by doing through a mix of live online classes, self-led study on our learning platform, and extracurricular activities.
Live online classes
Live online classes
It’s learning by doing at Re:Coded, and it all comes together in our ‘flipped classroom.’ You’ll be practicing your skills, working on projects in teams, building your portfolio, learning new tools, and helping each other find answers to your questions. Of course, all guided by our local trainers.
You get what you give! The outcome of this bootcamp depends on your motivation and determination to learn. You’ll spend 15-25 hours per week on our online learning platform designing, learning, and building great projects for your portfolio.
Our support extends beyond the classroom. Schedule time with our dedicated team of trainers or drop into open office hours to take advantage of their experience to review your designs and answer any questions you might have.
It’s not all design! We also organize social activities, host events, and career sessions. You can engage with global industry experts on mentorship calls or the alumni in our community.
What will I learn?
We teach market-driven design with the latest skills and most-used tools and methods. Our curriculum is from our partner Flatiron School in New York, voted the leading online coding & design school in the world in 2021.
But that's not all. During the bootcamp, you’ll also learn critical soft skills most valued by employers, like teamwork and collaboration, communication, and time management.
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
User experience design
We kick off with the basic building blocks of user experience design and the skills required to build a system that offers a great experience for its users based on human-centered design and user research. From there, we dive into ideation, sketching and wireframing.
- Qualitative & Quantitative Research
- Personas & Scenarios
- Ideation methods
- Wireframing & prototyping
What you will build
Already in this phase, we will be working on full product design working from assumptions to analysis and product design.
- A detailed User Scenario, User Journey Map and Empathy Map
- Design an original digital product (website, web app or mobile app) to solve a challenge set by the team.
“Learning UX changed how I look at everything around me. I find myself looking at every product and service more critically now, thinking about the design process and the significance of each feature. It helps you get a good eye to spot problems and think about efficient solutions."
User Interface Design
In this phase, you will start building interfaces, focusing on looks or style working with UI research, color theory and typography before we dive deeper into branding and how to develop style guides. We cover interactions and microanimations and wrap up with best practices in animation in Figma.
- Typography & colors
- Moodboards & Style tiles
- Working with developers
What you will build
This is when you really start perfecting your design picking out colors, typography and create the feel and look for what your product could look like.
- 3 different layouts for an app
“It was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to uncover the secrets to their "magic". What I've learned from the UX phase enabled me to create a UI that not only looks good but also meets the needs and expectations of the users.”
Ari Aryan Aziz, Iraq
Students work in teams of 4-5 guided by a trainer and apply their technical skills to design and build a responsive website which they showcase to prospective employers upon graduation.
- Teamwork & collaboration
- Project Management
- Time management
What you will build!
Having a portfolio will be critical when you apply for jobs after the bootcamp and the Capstone project will be the cornerstone of that portfolio as you use all the skills you have learnt.
- Capstone Project
“I enjoyed every second of this phase, although my stress level was at its maximum. This is because we were working in a very professional and respectful environment where we received constructive feedback, we managed our time patiently and we discussed ideas openly.”
Siham Tamasili Khanji, Lebanon
We will be there to help you succeed!
It might all sound like a lot, and while you’ll need to put in the work, we will support you in every way in the bootcamp and on your path to your first job.
Our program officers will be there with you all the way through the bootcamp taking care of all practical matters and making sure you’re all set up for success.
You’ll get full access to our community on Discord, where you’ll have the chance to ask questions to students from other bootcamps, our alumni, as well as mentors and employers active in the community.
In addition to office hours, you will have an opportunity to have access to 1:1 sessions with your Bootcamp team. 1:1s is time dedicated to understanding your challenges, and mentoring you in your journey!
For each class, a social committee of students organizes online games, in-person meetings, and social activities for you to have fun and get to know each other.
In our Career Service Program, you’ll receive personalized, hands-on guidance from one of our global mentors and join group sessions with tech industry experts.
To help you land your first job, our Career Services team will support you in your job search for six months, guiding you in preparing your CV, refining your profile, and coaching you for your job interviews.
Our Education team is experienced, passionate, and, most of all, invested in your success. These are the people who will teach you both the hard and soft skills you’ll need to thrive. Check out the videos below to hear about their passion for the classroom.
Anas is a UX/UI trainer at Re:Coded and has previously worked as UX Designer at Arrow Electronics, Vodafone, etc. He’s also mentoring designers on Udacity, Springboard, and ADPList.
Elia came to Re:Coded in 2021 from a position as Lead instructor and UX/UI Programme director at Skills Union. He has got a BA in Industrial Design and a MA in Design & Cultural Heritage.
Yusuf originally studied advertising at Atatürk university in Turkey, but came to Re:Coded having worked in the fashion industry with garment graphic design & pattern design. After completing our UX/UI Design bootcamp he is now a UX/UI Trainer Assistant at Re:Coded.
Huda is a UX/UI Trainer at Re:Coded. She is currently studying a Master of Science in Use Experience Engineering at Goldsmiths University in London. She has also worked as a software developer in Iraq.
What does a career as a UX/UI Designer look like?
As a UX/UI designer, you could be the person that designs the next culture-shifting website or app. If you see yourself as a creative person, UX/UI design is a great way to enter the digital economy and create a new career for yourself.
UX/UI Bootcamp employment rate
Average UX/UI salaries, Türkiye (Glassdoor)
Current open positions, Türkiye (LinkedIn, Apr. 2023)
Working at Insider’s office in Istanbul, Türkiye
Associate Product Designer at Insider, Turkey
Graduation to first job:
Nour applied to 7 jobs and went through 6 job interviews before she landed her first job as Associate Product Designer at Insider. She is working as part of a cross-functional team responsible for creating and improving the user experience of Insider's digital products. She is involved in tasks such as conducting user research, creating wireframes and prototypes, and collaborating with developers to bring designs to life.
Our Career Support
As a part of our bootcamp, we offer you 6 months of guided career support to help you plan your first job in the digital economy.
- Global mentorship with industry veterans who will help you navigate the next steps in your career post graduation.
- 1:1 feedback on your online portfolio from industry veterans. Feel confident to showcase your tech projects to prospective employers.
- Career Coaching with our Career Services team to give you the skills and support you need to launch your career in the techology sector.
- 60 hours of content that will help you prepare your CV, refine your profile and get you prepped for upcoming interviews.
I still can’t believe I started working as a software developer in less than a year after I started to learn coding. I have a lot to learn in this position and I’m definitely happy about that. Absolutely, it wouldn’t be possible without Re:Coded.
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How to apply
Step 1: Apply
Get yourself comfortable and start the application form. Tell us about your background, why you want to join a bootcamp at Re:Coded and what impact you think it will have on your life.
Step 2: Challenge & mindset test
If your application is eligible and selected by our admissions team, you’ll be sent a challenge to complete in your own time as well as a psychometric and logic test to evaluate your mindset and how you would fit our bootcamp.
Step 3: Final Interview
If you pass the test, you will be invited for a final interview with our admissions team who will ask you about your ambitions, motivation, and ability to commit yourself to the bootcamp to assess whether you’re the right fit for this course.
The application process is highly competitive and only a limited number of students are selected for each bootcamp. In our application process, we apply the following selection criteria.
- Youth between 18-34 from and living in the MENA region and Türkiye
- An intermediate level of English is required
- You'll need to be able to commit yourself 25-35 hours per week throughout the program
- We support gender equality in tech and aim for 50% women in all our bootcamps and courses.
- We prioritize unemployed/underemployed applicants.
* No prior coding or design skills are required to start your application for our bootcamps, but you will need to pass a technical test to progress in the admissions process. We will provide sufficient self-study material for you to succeed.
** All criteria are subject to change, and additional selection criteria might apply depending on program partners.
*** In order to complete this program, you will need access to a computer and a stable internet connection.
**** Underemployment is defined as whether you are unwillingly working in low-skill and low-paying jobs or only part-time because you cannot get full-time jobs that fit your skills and experience.
What is your motivation to apply?
Your reason for applying matters to us. The digital economy is shaping the future of all of us, and we are looking for people to whom this program will make an impact and those who are motivated to make an impact themselves - on their careers, communities, country, or even the world.
"I would love to have an engaging experience learning backend technologies and networking with people with similar passions and goals. I believe that by learning backend technologies and becoming a full-stack developer, it will open better job opportunities for me.
"I have always been drawn to the creative process. I believe that good design has the power to improve people's lives and make complex systems more accessible, and I am eager to continue learning and growing as a designer."
"I made small squares using the wet mud [in the garden], with just the right amount of water to keep it rigid. Then they turned into mud persons with personalities and their own chairs and cars and houses. That’s design. That is my most precious memory of knowing that upon aging, creativity and design were to become my sense of life."
I have come to discover that my preconceived thoughts of the job market are completely flawed. One of the, if not the most lacking skill I lack is software development.This is exactly the sort of skills and knowledge I need to boost my value and help me grow.
I am planning to be a full stack developer because I enjoy writing codes and to increase my opportunities in finding a job. I also would like to meet new people and join communities of programmers, share experiences and learn from them.
Maybe you’re trying to learn on your own but struggle to tie it all together. Maybe you’ve studied something else but always wanted to upskill yourself in a creative field with great potential for the future. Or maybe you feel stuck in a job that takes you nowhere and has this sense that learning how to design might exactly be the challenge and accelerated reboot you need. Not to mention in an industry you know is shaping our world and your future. Well, this UX/UI design bootcamp is for you!
This is for people with a strong growth mindset who are aspiring to become UX/UI designers and would love to learn in an engaged and supportive community of like-minded people.
Yes! Like every other program at Re:Coded we are kindly supported by our donors. In the application form, you will be able to see which donor is supporting your bootcamp.
Learning on your own is great, and we love it ourselves. But a bootcamp gives you something else. Instead of browsing around to learn bits and pieces whenever you can find time for it, a bootcamp gives you structure and support to take a leap forward in no time.
A Re:Coded bootcamp also gives you something else. We want to support your leadership and collaboration skills by teaching you the fundamental soft skills essential to employers when they're looking for people to join their team.
Often the community among students, support, and soft skills training are among the things our students point out as truly unique and valuable parts of our bootcamps.
Yes, if you complete the curriculum, participate actively in the live online classes, finish your assignment and fulfill your commitment to your classmates, you will receive a Re:Coded certificate at the end of the bootcamp.
While nothing is ever guaranteed, we had a job employment rate of over 85% for our graduates depending on the program. We know that there’s more to getting hired than having a great portfolio and technical knowledge, and our curriculum includes built-in career development, so you can enter the job market confident and prepared. Not to mention that our Career Services team will support you for 6 months to help you land the job of your dreams.
Our live online classes are typically spread out over two nights during the week and a half day on the weekend. The exact time of the classes will be shown in the application form.
First of all, you need to fit our selection criteria (see above), but apart from that, we aim for 50% women in our bootcamp to help support gender diversity in tech, and we will prioritize those who are currently unemployed or underemployed. Our students often come from many different backgrounds, and some already have some creative elements in their history like architecture, design, graphic design, etc. But the bootcamp is designed for anyone to kick off a new career as UX/UI designer, so as long as you’re motivated to learn, you will have a chance to enter. We prioritize people who are un- or underemployed.
The selection process is highly competitive with hundreds of applicants for each bootcamp so it’s important you take the time to write a compelling application and explain why this is the right learning experience for you.
The application process is divided into three phases: the first phase is the application form where you get the opportunity to tell our team about yourself and explain your motivation to apply - it might take around 30-40 minutes to complete.
If you meet the requirements of the bootcamp and you’ve submitted a great application, you’ll be sent a homework challenge to complete as well as a psychometric and logic test to measure your growth mindset, critical thinking skills, and level of perseverance.
The final phase of the selection process is an interview with our admissions team to assess whether you’re the right fit for this course.
In the end, we select between 35-70 people for a bootcamp depending on country and donor.
Going through a bootcamp is a big commitment. To your classmates, your trainers, and not least yourself.
This bootcamp could be your ticket to advancing your career in the tech industry, but we won’t lie - there will be times when it’ll be tough. It’s a high-paced bootcamp experience, and you commit yourself to your classmates when collaborating on important projects.
We want to make sure we find the right candidates who are not only able and willing to go through the whole bootcamp but also to succeed when you land that dream job of yours.
We’re doing our best to make your application process the best possible, but surely there is always room for approval or you might just have a question about your application.
Our Admissions team is always happy to answer any questions you may have! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.