If there’s one constant about Designation, it’s change.
With every change, they aim to improve the quality and outcome of their design program. At Designation, they believe that if they're going to teach designers how to learn and work iteratively, they need to practice that same idea themselves. That’s why every cohort’s curriculum and experience is unique, and an improvement on the one before it.
For anyone who isn't yet familiar with Designation, they are a virtual and in-person immersive UX/UI design program located in Chicago, IL. They're also a team of people who wake up every day with one goal: to welcome challenges, fail gracefully, and create meaningful change in the world. This means they don't just teach graduates, they impassion them, and empower them to carry that mindset out into the world. As a testament to these teachings, Designation is known as a life-changing, career-defining experience.
The next iteration of Designation timely coincides with the new year and new beginnings. In January 2018, they're kicking off their first cohort in their new expanded space within WeWork. Like Designation, WeWork is about fostering communities. WeWork provides a way to extend Designation program's physical presence in Chicago to cities around the world. While this is a change, Designation hopes you’ll see this as an evolution. Moving was a choice made based on what they saw their designers needed most: to have the best possible experience—and the most professional experience of any bootcamp-like program.
They are still a tight-knit community. It remains porous—designers will get exposed to an enormous number of people doing great things—but the Designation community will remain as tight-knit as ever. Their staff insists on that, because it’s one of the cornerstones of the Designation program.
The truth is that they're not a standard bootcamp, and they've been moving away from a standard bootcamp model for more than a year now. They believe their designers don’t want a standard bootcamp; they want an extraordinary experience. They’ve always aimed to be better, and they’re at the point where they can confidently say they are. Their results, graduates, and hiring partners all report that. So you won’t get a standard bootcamp experience with Designation.
Especially at their new home at WeWork: 100 S State St, 4th Floor, Chicago IL 60603.
See you there!