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DECEMBER JANUARY DESIGN ORIENTED TECHNOLOGY ORIENTED PRODUCT DESIGNER JANUARY UX DESIGNER UI DESIGNER CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST UI DEVELOPER FRONTEND DESIGNER DECEMBER Read more about the Student-Market Fit on Medium.

During the full-time program, you will:

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Design your own learning experience

Students are individuals—not statistics. Your learning needs are individual. You decide what you want to learn.

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Choose the skills you want to bring to your new career

What do you want to do? From UI Designer to full Product Designer, choose the point or part of the spectrum where your interests lie.

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Work with real clients and projects

Throughout this journey, you’ll have the opportunity to build a strong portfolio with real client work or launch a personal project in a supportive environment, with expert guidance.

During our innovative 12-month digital design program, you’ll take ownership of your learning journey. With the help of acclaimed industry professionals, staff facilitators, and your peers, you’ll define your goals and work towards them. You’ll learn by doing, in a studio-like environment.

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How you'll put this into practice

Two-to-five-day deep dives on a subject with a leading industry expert. A time to learn, network and be inspired.
Past guests include Vitaly Friedman (co-founder and editor-in-chief at Smashing Magazine), Chris Murphy (The Belfast School of Art), Trine Falbe (UX consultant), and Jeremy Keith (co-founder and technical lead at Clearleft), among others.

Real design briefs from real clients. TNDS will suggest some, but you’re more than welcome to develop your own. This is your opportunity to build a strong portfolio or launch a personal project in a supportive environment, with expert guidance.

Staff facilitators will guide you on your learning journey and projects.

Short, action-driven learning sessions focused on working together on a project or problem, to get feedback and boost your progress.

Online sessions will to provide students with exposure to as many industry professionals and companies as possible, regardless of their location.

At TNDS, you’ll find a positive, open and transparent culture, based on trust. You’ll build bonds with your colleagues that will go way beyond work. Students and staff will regularly share feedback to improve your experience.

Past students have learned from

The logistic details

2020 Program Details

  • Dates for 2020

    (Still being defined)

  • Language

    English

  • Location

    Portugal

Skills learned

Design Thinking, User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface (UI) Design, HTML/CSS, project/client/team management, plus whatever you want to add to the list.


Expected student availability

This is a full-time program with a flexible schedule. Often, you’ll be able to manage your own time.


To join TNDS...

You need:

a passion for design

to be a self-starter and a
knowledge-seeker

You don’t need to:

You don’t need:

an academic degree

a background in design (or any other discipline)

"So, where do I start?"

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