Designlab is an online platform for expert-driven creative skills education. Students learn design skills through online courses with hands-on projects, live 1-on-1 mentorship from top designers, and community interaction. We’re building a cutting-edge educational experience that provides the rigor and outcomes of offline courses, with the flexibility of an online platform.
Thousands of students have taken our courses, with 5-star reviews on sites like Course Report and SwitchUp. UX Academy graduates have been hired at leading companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Sony, and more. Our mentor network is the largest community of design mentors in the industry, with more than 400 designers, many from companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.
We've built and supported a global student and mentor community with a small/nimble team of outsized performers, and we're looking to add similar growth-minded individuals to the team.
Designlab is supported by a great mix of institutional and angel investors, including University Ventures, Forefront Venture Partners, Techstars, Andrew Kortina (co-founder of Venmo), and more.
General overview of the project(s)
We have over 400+ amazing designers from around the world mentoring on Designlab and are looking to grow this team. If you have a passion for design and get inspired by the thought of building the next generation of world-class designers, then this opportunity could be for you.
As a Designlab mentor, you will work with amazing students from around the world; connect to other top designers; and earn money while giving back to the design community. If your application is successful, you will be paired with students whose availability matches yours and you will mentor them through the duration of their course.
Designlab mentorship is part-time and flexible – you choose how many students you can take on per month, and in which courses, at the times that suit you. If you’re ready for a higher commitment role, you can apply to mentor for our more rigorous, advanced courses like UX Academy and Career Services.
Once you have committed to a student, you will need to be available to mentor them on a weekly basis for the duration of their course.
- Mentor students on their design coursework while they undertake Designlab's online courses through:
Providing timely and detailed written feedback on student submissions
Conducting 1:1 video sessions with students via Skype/Zoom/Google Hangouts
- Maintain up-to-date availability for sessions
- Communicate promptly via the platform to schedule student sessions
- 3+ years of UX/UI design experience, ideally in a senior or manager role
- Strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
- Strong problem solving skills
- Passion for education, design, and creative work