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About Mento Design Academy

Location: Online

Mento Design Academy is a UX & UI Bootcamp designed to teach you everything you need in order to land your first UX job and be successful on it.

Our bootcamp is fully remote, so students come from all over the world and the experience is equally relevant... Read More

Since it’s self-paced, you can choose to organize your learning schedule in a way that works for you - most of our students keep their full-time job during the bootcamp. There are no classrooms or fixed hours, and the study groups we organize are mindful of timezones (and optional).

The curriculum is built by a top team of designers with experience at companies such as Adobe, Google, Facebook.

All the theory is immediately translated into practical assignments, to help you get hands-on quickly and practice design at every step of your learning journey.

You get your own, dedicated mentor whom you’re matched with based on your career goals and learning needs. You’ll meet them every week in a 1:1 session where you can discuss your progress, have your questions answered, get feedback on your assignments or anything else you need.

We value real experience, so we enable you to work on real projects in the bootcamp, either by helping you identify opportunities in your network or by leveraging our own network to help you discover design problems to solve. You can build up to 3 projects for your portfolio during our bootcamp, under the close guidance of your mentor.

Community is a key aspect of every successful learning journey, and Mento brings together students, mentors, past graduates and design industry leaders into a supportive family that you can always rely on to help and encourage you.

Career support services are offered at the end of your learning journey to prepare you for the job hunt. You’ll optimize your portfolio with your mentor, run mock interviews with Senior UX Designers that have hiring experience, get in touch with our Design Recruitment partners at Fearless Group and get access to our network to land your first job interviews

Our support continues beyond graduation, since you get lifetime access to the Mento community where you can get help and guidance from your mentor, other mentors, industry leaders and more.

The Mento UX & UI Bootcamp takes between 5 and 9 months, depending on your pace and availability.

Mento was built by Senior Designers with the dream of crafting the ideal journey of switching to UX. Our mission is to give our students a realistic experience that is relevant for a real-life job. Our success stories show that we made it.

Come join us in the Mento Design family!

Courses

Journey to Design

Cost: $949
Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The full 6-month bootcamp experience aimed to arm students with all the relevant theory as well as the practical abilities needed in a real-life UX job. The programme is designed to enable students to work on real projects and craft a competitive portfolio, all while building a network and a close relationship with their mentor.

Duration: Depending on each student's pace, can take between 20 weeks and 40 weeks.

Subjects:
UI Design, UX Design

Mento Design Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.94/5 (31 reviews)

Karolina
Graduated: 2023

9/20/2023

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"A great UX design bootcamp"

Mento is a perfect choice for a person who wants to transition to UX design. They provided much information on the subject that helped me learn all the basic design concepts. Weekly meetings with my mentor also helped me immensely; he was very knowledgeable... Read More

Jessica
Graduated: 2023

8/24/2023

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"Great program, great mentorship, and smooth transition to the world of UX."

I chose Mento because of the affordability and mentorship program. It did not disappoint! I am in the process of transitioning from healthcare into UX and the program is structured in a way in which it can make any transition/career switch happen smoothly.... Read More

Anonymous
Designer | Graduated: 2023

8/17/2023

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"A well-rounded bootcamp that caters excellently to individuals with busy work schedules."

I became a part of Mento while making the transition from a backend software developer to the realm of UX/UI. My motivation was to enroll in a boot camp that offered approachable mentors, a robust curriculum aligned with my goals, and a self-paced structure,... Read More

Alma
Graduated: 2023

8/4/2023

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"A good boot camp"

I had a good experience with Mento Design Academy! A few key factors made me choose Mento over other boot camps. First, the price was very reasonable compared to other options out there. It made it much more affordable for me to pursue my goals. Secondly,... Read More

MaryAnn Theisen
Graduated: 2023

7/31/2023

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"Mento gave me the confidence I have been looking for to continue my career change in to UX Design"

I really enjoyed being a part of Mento while I was maneuvering my career change into UX Design. Out of all the programs out there to choose from I thought Mento was going to be the best fit for my learning style. The program was designed in a way that... Read More

Shannon Witlox
Graduated: 2023

5/18/2023

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"Perfect for when you love flexibility"

I recently graduated from Mento Design Academy, and I can only say that I am so grateful to the mentors and the community. It has been a very steep learning curve, but there are plenty of people to help you get there. It took me 7 months to graduate (a... Read More

Tiffany H
Graduated: 2023

4/26/2023

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"Awesome experience with Mento Design Academy"

I chose Mento over other UX bootcamps because it was one of the few programs out there that was created by designers with their own unique content. Other bootcamps graduate hundreds, even thousands of students every month. Mento has a smaller, tight-knit... Read More

Summer Yim
Product Designer | Graduated: 2023

4/8/2023

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"Personalized Learning and Supportive Community"

Mento Design Academy is an amazing place to learn design skills and build a unique portfolio that caters to my interest and the industry I want to work in in the future. The community is incredibly friendly and supportive, and they encourage you to develop... Read More

Florence Akanbi
Designer | Graduated: 2022

3/22/2023

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"A Bootcamp Experience You Will Never Forget"

Mento Design Academy is one of a kind, I say this because I have tried a few short courses before venturing into learning at Mento and the whole set up is simply amazing. I love how the course curriculum is detailed and simplified. You get assessments... Read More

Official Response from Mento Design Academy

Dear Florence,

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Mento Design Academy! As the CEO, I'm personally touched and delighted to hear that our program has had such a positive impact on your learning journey.

It's truly rewarding... Read More

I'm thrilled to hear that your mentor played a significant role in your growth and learning process. We take great pride in the quality of our mentors, and their dedication to supporting our students is essential to Mento's success. It's heartwarming to know that their patience, kindness, and guidance made a difference for you.

The student community, study partner sharing, and weekly meet-ups are all designed to create a collaborative and supportive environment, and I'm glad you found these features helpful. We believe that peer-to-peer learning and accountability are key factors in fostering success.

Florence, your review is a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do at Mento Design Academy. We're excited to see you thrive in your UX career, and we'll always be here to support you. Please stay in touch, and remember that our community is your lifelong resource.

Warmest regards,

Radu Vucea
CEO, Mento Design Academy

Bryant Hartono Zeng
Graduated: 2023

3/17/2023

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"Everything that I was looking for in a design bootcamp!"

Joining Mento was an excellent decision for someone like me who is very new to design. The bootcamp provided a clear structured path for my learning journey while still allowing a personalized approach that allowed me to focus on topics that interested... Read More

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