The New Digital School (TNDS) was an international digital design school that ran actively between 2017 and 2023. It aimed to rethink the way digital design topics, such as UX and Product Design, were being delivered in high-education.

It proudly announced itself as a no-curriculum, no-assessment, no-teachers kind of school. Instead it worked in an open-studio environment and provided the students with masterclasses and learning session from industry leaders such as Vitaly Friedman, Verne Ho or Aaron Walter, and live projects with real companies. The main aim was to empower new designers with the best and most pragmatical sense of how design was applied in the real world.

In the years it ran, TNDS trained 30+ people in 5 full-time cohorts (from 10 countries, and 19 different professional backgrounds), as well as dozens more in it’s community workshops.

<aside> 💡 If you want to read more about the school’s life, including strategies used, lessons learned and more, check out the post-mortem article here. Hope you learn something with it. ❤️ — Tiago


<aside> 🤲 Throughout the years, we accumulated quite a lot of knowledge on training and hiring designers. If you need help or mentoring on the topic, feel free to reach out to Tiago directly via Linkedin.


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