Summer Design Academy

We no longer accept applications. Entries are closed! The deadline for applications was the 11th of May. Try next year 🙂

When
June 1 - July 20, 2022
Online lectures
Every Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:00 AM. Duration: 60-90 minutes
Application deadline
May 11, 2022
Your commitment
15-20  hours per week for your home work

Requirements

An understanding of UX design principles.

Experience designing interfaces in Figma.

Atleast Intermediate level of English.

Strong motivation and dedication to study.

Program

  • 01

    Intro + Product Design process

  • 02

    Research - Competitors, References, Literature research

  • 03

    How digital products work, data processing, integrations

  • 04

    Intro into diagramming. User flows, user journey mapping

  • 05

    Product redesign. Features decomposition

  • 06

    Grids and layout

  • 07

    Information architecture and navigation

  • 08

    Intro into visual design. Essentials of a great visual design

  • 09

    Practicing visual design. Where to get inspiration

  • 10

    Typography. Modular font styles, how to select fonts

  • 11

    Intro into Figma. Project organisations, shortcuts, best practices

  • 12

    Atomic design and design systems

  • 13

    Figma - advanced prototyping

  • 14

    Figma - team libraries, interactive components, creating and maintaining

  • 15

    Design system

  • 16

    Designing for Mobile

  • 17

    Motion Design basics

  • 18

    Iconography and illustrations

  • 19

    Webflow  workshop

Success story

Oleksandr Boiko

Product Designer
at Excited

"One year ago, I got a fantastic opportunity to study at Excited academy. I liked the format and got there my first practical design experience. It doesn't matter how many articles you read or Youtube videos watched if you don't have a chance to apply it all in practice.

After two intensive months of learning with Excited, I felt how deeply I had improved my skills. I had a lot of detailed feedback from lecturers who are experienced designers and all support from my patient mentor. It meant a lot for me to get knowledge from people who work at Excited because they know all nuances of working with international projects. As a result, I understood the whole design process from the beginning until the last steps. The program is based on topics you will need in real-life work and contains everything you need to know as a Junior Designer for a successful start.

I did my best during the study, and they noticed it. I got the job offer! I have worked at Excited for almost a year, and I am pleased about it. We have cool projects and create first-class digital solutions. I am very grateful to work in such a professional environment and work on Macbook with an M1 :) "

Application steps

Apply and get a test task
Complete a test task
Pass the interview

Based on the test task and interview, we will select 10 - 15  the best candidates.
The application deadline is May 11, 2022.

Awards and recognition

x3 Red Dot Awards

2021 – Interface Design;
2020 – Corporate Design & Identity;
Brand Design & Identity

x8 CSS Design Awards

2021, 2020
x 2 Special Kudos;
x 2 Best UI Design;
x 2 Best UX Design;
x 2 Best Innovation

Top Agencies and Design Companies in Ukraine

2020, 2019
One of the Top B2B Companies
in Ukraine by Clutch

Awwwards

2019 – The awwwards jury declared our website Honors in recognition.