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Our Program Director explains how we designed Bloc in response to the 2017 Design in Tech Report to be intensive and mentor-led.

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Program Highlights

Our Designer Track will teach you how to research, design, and build the frontend and UI for modern web applications. Bloc programs are intensive and outcome-oriented. If you're looking for an immersive experience with the flexibility of being online, this program includes:

  • Mentorship 1-on-1 Mentorship With an Experienced Designer
  • Projects Learning By Building Real Applications

Who Should Take Our Track?

This program is for beginners. No previous design experience is required. But be prepared for a rigorous, challenging program that requires consistency, discipline, and accountability. By the end of this program, you will have the skills to switch careers and become a professional designer.

Check out our UX/UI or Frontend Course if you are looking to enhance your career rather than launch a new one.

Learning at Bloc

Learn Anytime From Anywhere

We have perfected the balance between the rigor and structure of an on-premise bootcamp and the flexibility of a part-time remote program. Here’s how you’ll spend your time:

  • You set your own hours
  • Attend live 1-on-1 mentor appointments each week as you build real apps
  • Access to recorded Tech Talks and Career Talks with leading employers like Mozilla and Amazon
  • Interact with fellow students, alumni, and mentors in Bloc’s vibrant Slack community

Pace Options

24 Weeks
Intensive pace | 40 hours per week
36 Weeks
Aggressive pace | 25 hours per week
72 Weeks
Moderate Pace | 15 hours per week

The Power of Mentorship

Bloc mentors have on average 9 years of experience at companies like Apple, Uber, Netflix, and Google.

Whereas a classroom may have a 1-to-20 student-to-teacher ratio, Bloc is 1-on-1. Your mentor will give you individualized attention so you can master every concept before moving forward.

Your mentor will:

  • Pair design with you to create real web applications
  • Hold you accountable and offer extra help on your weak spots

A Portfolio to Get You Hired

We've developed our curriculum in partnership with companies like Amazon, Shopify and DigitalOcean.

Demonstrate skills employers covet with your online portfolio, 4-6 live applications, and project source code that's publicly available on GitHub.

A Mentor is someone who you can count on, someone to lean on, someone who won’t give up on you even when you are ready to quit.
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Chris Courtney
Lead Mentor
- Lead Mentor Chris Courtney

Master Every Part of the Design Process

In the Designer Track, you'll start with design fundamentals and UX/UI design where you'll learn the essence of problem solving through conducting research, creating wireframes, and designing engaging web and mobile applications. After that, you'll dive deeper into HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery - the fundamentals of frontend programming. You'll leverage your design skills to create stunning websites and assets, and implement them with you frontend programming skills.

1 Phase I


UX/UI Foundation
Learn Design Fundamentals
Learn Design Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of design and apply your newfound knowledge to projects to showcase in your portfolio.

Learn the UX/UI Design Process
Learn the UX/UI Design Process

Explore the UX/UI design process from start to finish as you conduct user research, create wireframes, and design the user interface for BlocBox.

Design Mobile & Emerging Tech Apps
Design Mobile & Emerging Tech Apps

Learn mobile design as you create apps for the iOS and Android platforms, and explore emerging technology platforms.


Student Projects

2 Phase II Frontend Web Development

HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

Frontend Foundation
Learn JavaScript
Learn JavaScript

Learn how to program using JavaScript. Explore DOM Scripting, browser events, and JavaScript callbacks.

Intermediate Frontend Skills
Intermediate Frontend Skills

Go beyond basic HTML and CSS/Sass: learn to use CSS transitions, responsive CSS with media queries, and compiling Sass.

Build a Live App Using Javascript and JQuery
Build a Live App Using Javascript and JQuery

Build your own version of Spotify as a web app combining jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS


Student Projects

Build 4-6 Real Projects

  • Blocstarter
    Create a web application for people to crowdfund donations for charities and foundations.
  • Blocshop
    Design a responsive shopping experience that erases the customer’s checkout process.
  • Paycrave alt
    An iOS and Android mobile application for finding food trucks and ordering food.
  • Portfolio
    Create a personal brand identity and portfolio to showcase your work.
  • Productshowcase
    Product Showcase
    Design and build a responsive website to promote a new product.

Bloc Design Alumnus

Meet Michael

Christine, a New Relic Diversity Scholarship recipient, is confident in her new skills.

"Like I told Joey, I never got overwhelmed nor afraid I wouldn’t finish the course. I learned a lot."
Christine Arata
UX/UI Design Alum

Gemma, Frontend Developer at Sephora.

After being in the program for just a few weeks, the greatest thing I’ve gained has been confidence in my skills.
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Gemma Haylett
UX/UI Design Alum

Carmen scored a job as a Frontend Engineer at FLYR.

"I’m excited by all aspects of this career, especially creating web applications that users can benefit from.”
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Carmen Krol
Frontend Web Development Alum


1-on-1 Mentorship

Learn under the guidance of experienced design mentors.

Project-Oriented Curriculum

Build 4-6 projects for your portfolio as you go through our hand-crafted curriculum

Payment Plans

Financing options available for manageable monthly payments. We accept credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, checks, and PayPal.


Diversity and Merit Based Scholarships available. Attend an info session to learn more.

Refund Policy

We'll provide you with a full refund if you drop out within 7 days of starting your course. If you choose to drop out later, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the number of days you've spent in the program, minus a non-refundable fee of $250.

Considering enrolling?

Call (404) 480-2562 to talk with a Student Advisor now.