Choosing to start or change a career is an intensely personal decision. It can shift the course of someone's life, and the team at Designation understands the gravity of the leap that our prospective designers are making.
While our graduates leave with a wealth of technical knowledge about UX and UI, we also strive to train our designers to be collaborative, communicative and adaptable. In the words of Designation’s President, Mike Joosse, “We don’t only teach how to design; we teach how to be a designer.” The difference to us is the successful development of valuable soft skills and a love of learning.
Because of the rigor of our program, part of my job as a member of the admissions team is to make sure that incoming designers are prepared for the 24-week learning experience ahead of them. Here are a few of the soft skills we look for in an interview in order to assess an applicant’s readiness.
Ultimately, we want designers who continue to learn for the rest of their career. That’s what the design industry needs for design to grow in impact. This is less finite and less tangible, but all the more valuable. Seeking these soft skills is our way of ensuring the continued growth of our designers and industry.
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