- 148 lessons on color - typography - layout and more
- 2Dozens of homework assignments for practicing real-world design skills
- 3Access to a friendly community of budding UI designers (in Full Access and Coaching plans)
Go from “I don’t have an eye for design” to be able to confidently design interfaces for any site or app. This course covers enough knowledge for you to go and get hired as a UI designer. Get a practical foundation in all of the areas you feel like you don’t have a clue: - Picking a color palette (and why that’s a misnomer in practice)
- What fonts to use (and, if you want to dive deeper, why and how to pair them)
- Laying out elements on your page
- How to present your designs (the most critical business skill for any designer)
- How to build your gut instinct for design (it can be done)
Note: if you want to hear about design theory, about “rhythm” and the “golden ratio”, etc., you’ll have to go elsewhere. This course is only the industry-tested lessons I’ve learned and used on the job. Think of it more like on-the-job-training or a course taught by an industry professional, rather than ivory tower philosophizing. I made this course to be the single best way to learn UI design. It’s far more in-depth than a simple video or article, but way cheaper and easier than going to art school (and you don’t have to quit your day job!).
This course is right for you if:
- You’re eager to learn and practice UI design.
- You've tried designing something before – and it didn't come out so great.
- You know learning UI design will add value to your career (thousands of dollars or more).
- You’re self-motivated when it comes to learning – after all, no one’s standing over your shoulder telling you to do your homework.
- You’ve got some interest in tech (the more you enjoy geeking out about software, the quicker you'll learn).
Hey! My name is Erik Kennedy, and I’m an independent UX + UI designer in beautiful Seattle, WA.
My clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 100, and have included companies like Soylent, Amazon, Roam Research, and more.
I’ve spoken here and abroad at businesses, meetups, and universities (like UC Berkeley and Yale). In addition, my design writing has been read by over a million people.
But before all that, I was in school for engineering. That’s right – a developer. So when I first tried my hand at design, I thought I was doomed.
It looked awful.
Of course, I had my excuses. I didn’t go to art school. I didn’t know crap about aesthetics.