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UI/UX designer

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Become a UI/UX designer

Create user-centered interfaces and flows

UX/UI designers lay out websites and apps users find intuitive both and aesthetically appealing. They also strip away existing flows, analyze them, rework and validate new designs with data.

Flex course is the best choice if you are...

Unable to study full time

Study with our support, but per your own schedule — whenever you find the time.

Unexperienced, but motivated

Relevant background isn't a prerequisite here. Stay adamant, and you'll break into tech in no time!

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What awaits you?

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Lots of practice

We have a single goal: to get you employed. That's why 80% of the course is devoted to practice.

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Mentor support

Mentors support you in learning new topics, review assignments, point out mistakes and suggest ways to correct them.


Student community

Your peers will go on to work for many international companies. They'll be the foundation of your global industry network.

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English lessons

2-4 lessons per week where you'll practice speaking, acquire tech vocabulary and improve grammar.

Perfect for beginners

Graduation cap
85%of our students have no prior experience in tech




Meet market expectations

Our course program covers everything the employers expect from junior UI/UX designers

While preparing the course, we...

  • Survey the largest IT employers on requirements for junior UI/UX designers
  • Analyze open vacancies, both global and local
  • Gather feedback from market experts

We guarantee you will find a job after the course

If you complete the course, search for a job with us for 16 weeks and receive no offers, you have the right to a full refund!


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of students get jobs in tech companies

How do we help you get a job?

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Job tracker

Our platform comes with an up-to-date database of local and global vacancies. You can use it to submit applications and track your progress.


Mock interviews

Practice makes perfect, so we conduct regular mock interviews to prime you for the real deal. You will leave a great impression.

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Career docs

We help you get your foot in the door: create resumes, cover letters and professional social media profiles that appeal to recruiters.

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Coordinator support

Mate's coordinators help you evaluate job offers and build salary expectations per current market circumstances.

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Partner openings

When employers are looking for junior positions, many reach out to us directly – even before their openings hit the market.

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Employment guarantee

If you complete the course, search for a job with us for 16 weeks and receive no offers, you have the right to a full refund!

UI/UX designer is a fast-growing career with high income

Your progress will skyrocket with our career support!

How to start?

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Learn at your own pace

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Discover design fundamentals: UI components, prototyping, typography, grid, layouts and more.


Design Basics

See how you like it!

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    Video lessons and theory

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    Interactive tasks

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    Online student community

Basic course is available for free

Course practitioners

alt_Eugene Ochkalenko

UI/UX course author

Eugene Ochkalenko

I'm afraid you won't find any pretentious quotes here. I'm simply focused on providing students with relevant, useful knowledge.

Helped 150+ students become designers

4+ years in UI/UX design

Cool typography enthusiast



Olya Koval

Student Coordinator | Design, QA, Recruitment



Eugene Ochkalenko

UI/UX designer and curriculum owner, pixel ninja

UI/UX designer flex course program

Same for full-time and flex courses

We believe everyone has the right to a world-class education, so they can develop their talents and get a dream job no matter the odds.

Roman Apostol

Founder of Mate academy, former software developer at Google

11 modules

90 topics

8 months

Design Basics

This is your best-in-class introduction to Figma, a review of main UI components, and a quick guide to build them yourself. Oh, and since designing is about the joy of creating, we'll provide plenty!

Module topics

Figma Essentials

Basic UI Elements

Components, Autolayout, and Variants

Typography Basics



UI Design

Clickable Prototyping

Free after registration

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Course Fundamentals

We want you to join the course prepared and move fast with the group when it starts. Reading theory and doing the tasks below will increase your productivity during the course and in a long run help you be employed in a better company with a higher salary.

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Figma practice

How to learn effectively

UX Design — Research

As plain as it might sound, great designers start with great research to dive neck-deep into their target audience needs. So, let's carry out some research — shall we?

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Design Process

Quantitative Research (Surveys)

Heuristic Interface Analysis

Qualitative Research (In-Depth Interviews)

Jobs To Be Done

Customer Journey Mapping

Kano Model. Features Prioritization

Information Architecture Mapping

User Flows


Unmoderated User Testing

Design Basics Extended

We'll take a closer look at the fundamental principles and laws of visual design and learn how to use them in our work, which will help you create high-quality UI in the future. We will also deepen and consolidate the knowledge of UI elements used in everyday work.

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Law of Proximity

Law of Common Region

Negative space




UI Design — Mobile App Design

We'll finally dwell over pixels and work our way to an aesthetically pleasing look, providing an even better user experience. At the finish line, you'll have a ready-for-development mobile design.

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Mobile Interfaces

Interface Patterns & Trends

Colors & UI


Design Gestalts and Rules

Handoff Preparation (UI Kits)

Web Interfaces

Mobile apps — been there, done that, so now it's time to come up with user-friendly web interfaces. We'll use this opportunity to enrich your portfolio, too!

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Scrum Methodology

Gathering Data From Interviews

Personas and User Stories

Product Hypotheses


Composition and Typography

Graphic Rhymes

Adaptive Design

How to Present Your Work

Project Presentation

Design Systems

Portfolio Cases on Behance

First: It's high time for you to get acquainted with the motion magic and prepare first animations. Then: we'll get your portfolio over to Behance, getting you ready for the labor market.

Module topics

Behance Overview

Case Structure


Case Design Tips

Second Behance Case

Try the first module for free

Discover design fundamentals: UI components, prototyping, typography, grid, layouts and more.


Design Basics

See how you like it!

  • Free course present

    Video lessons and theory

  • Free course present

    Interactive tasks

  • Free course present

    Online student community

Basic course is available for free

Our graduates work at renowned companies

Svitla Systems
Global Logic
Nix Solutions

...and over 700 more!

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Got questions?

How long does the course take?

It's up to you: there are no fixed deadlines, nor limits on how many hours a day you can study. See course program for more details.

What's the difference between full-time and flex courses?

Both tracks have identical programs and aim: to get you a job. The only two differences lie in schedule and payment form. Full-time courses are free until you get a job in tech. Henceforth, you pay a percentage of your salary, per agreement. The schedule is from 9 am till 6 pm Monday through Friday. Flex courses, on the other hand, offer a fixed price and an instant access to all resources. You study at your own pace with the support of our experts, under the same employment guarantee.

What's the admission process?

First step is to attend an online interview with our expert, during which we'll discuss your background and expectations. Request a call

Will I receive a certificate after completing a course?

By all means! Our 3,000+ graduates use them on LinkedIn and other socials, but... it's just a bonus. We are rather focused on getting you a job in tech.

What's the course schedule?

Flex tracks allow you to study whenever you like to: watch pre-recorded lectures, solve interactive tasks, and submit questions to our mentors. They respond during work hours. The only regular events are group Q&A sessions, taking place 2 to 6 times a week. We hold them in the afternoons or evenings, not to collide with your plans.

Can I apply if I don't have a background in tech?

9/10 Mate students don't have any experience in tech. But if this doesn't reassure you: our courses cover even the most basic topics, and our team is always ready to provide support!

I haven't turned 18 yet. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply at any age. The employment guarantee works if by the end of the course you are of legal working age in your country.

I'm over 50 years old. Should I apply?

We educate people of all ages, besides: it doesn't matter in tech. And if you worry studying might be too much of a challenge... there's no substance to it! If you stay engaged, you'll graduate the course and find a job in no time :)

What kind of job will I be able to get after graduating from the UI/UX Design course?

Our graduates usually go on to become UI/UX, product and web designers.

Do you guarantee employment?

Yes! In case you complete all the required learning modules and do not receive a job offer within 16 weeks of active job search (with our assistance and advice), you are eligible for a full refund.

How many graduates get employed?

90% of full-time Mate graduates go on to work in the tech industry. As for flex graduates: everyone who wanted to find a job, succeeded.

How do you help graduates land a job?

Our HR specialists assist you in the process. They help you prepare CVs, cover letters and profiles on professional social networks, find relevant vacancies and prepare for interviews.

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