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Not your average design and dev bootcamp. Our design + code courses are about a new way of thinking about and building digital applications and products.

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What is it?

DesignerUp is a collection of focused, video training tutorials based on the principles of Atomic and component design. Our courses provide a new perspective and approach to designing and programming. It’s part methodology and philosophy and part skill and application training. In the end, you’ll be able to design and build a web app with no prior experience and be able to communicate with all the players in the design and dev game.

Why these courses exists

Designers want to code, coders want to design, everyone needs to understand some part of all of it. But how do you wrangle all that information together and actually accomplish something useful and usable?

Our courses will teach you how to think and act like a dev and a designer — ideate, research, create pixel perfect UI's, code the font-end and backend and make it beautiful, usable and dynamic, regardless of the type of project you're working on or the tools or languages you choose to use.

Why you need these courses

While you can choose any number of design courses and bootcamps to learn skills and applications, the problem is that design applications change, new programming frameworks are introduced, and roles evolve, but the core problem of communication, how and what to learn and how to get around knowledge blind-spots remains.

What you'll learn

Our methodoloy and how you've probably already been using it all along

How to speak the language of coders and designers (hint it's all the same but with different semantics and perspectives)

How to design and build websites, applications or digital products with zero design OR coding experience

Transform you into a unicorn with a multitude of design and dev skills and knowledge

Examples of products built using our courses

Farm to Restaurant Web App

Built in 6 weeks

Real Estate Listing App

Built in 4 weeks

Website Builder Platform

Built in 3 weeks

Gym WordPress Theme

Built in 3 weeks
Course 1 (Winter 2018)

Sketch Design for WordPress

This course shows you the advanced ins and out’s of designing a website in Sketch including creating your own design system with nested symbols, data suppliers and more so you can create a complete hi-fi mockup from scratch.

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Course 2 (Winter 2019)

Custom WordPress Theme Build

This course goes into the nitty-gritty details of building your own WordPress theme based on your design from the Sketch Design course. This is a course for coders and the technically minded and involves writing HTML, CSS and PHP.

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About The Instructors

Elizabeth Alli


Elizabeth has been a designer for over 10 years. She has had a long, successful career in web, product, user interface and experience design as well as branding for startups and large corporations.

Eric Alli

Software Engineer

Eric has been designing and developing for 12+ years. He’s built hundreds of websites, published open-source material and built enterprise-scale web and mobile applications. He teaches UX bootcamps and gives talks on design and software.

What our students say...

"Elizabeth has a great ability to explain how to think like a designer. She also has a deep understanding of the software and technologies involved in the design process. Her observations about how I was using the software helped me to improve my skills. She was very helpful especially when explaining how to choose a color palette! Thanks Elizabeth!"

- Lisa Lehrma, Brand Designer

"Elizabeth was very helpful. She was able to answer all my questions and gave me tons of tips. She's very knowledgeable and approachable. I'm grateful that she is my mentor."

- Be Pham, UI/UX Designer

"I can't begin to explain how helpful getting insight from someone in the field is. It helps me focus on what's important, and really streamline the process of going from "I don't know what I'm doing" to "I still don't know what I'm doing, but at least I have a plan on how to get better". It really is invaluable and I feel like working with Eric has really sped up the process of getting better!"

- Joey Freitas, Aspiring Designer

"Liz went above and beyond to address all of my concerns both related to my work, the tools, but also as it relates to my considerations as I contemplate a career change."

- Danielle Snook, Marketing Researcher/Aspiring Designer

"Elizabeth has a super interesting background and great insights! She was super helpful and I'm very grateful to have her as my mentor!"

- Rosie Fan, Marketing Manager/UI Enthusiast