Land your dream job in product design

Optimize your job search for user interface, interaction and experience design. Get personalized feedback over several iterations of your portfolio, perfect how you present your case studies, practice for design whiteboard interviews, and more through live workshops and 1-on-1's.

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Designed for your path

We specialize Pathrise industry tracks based on your needs

Free until you get hired

Don't pay anything until you've already landed a position at a top technology company.

1-on-1 with a personal mentor

Focus on what you need help with in order to land your dream job. We’re in your corner.

Online and flexible

No need to uproot your life to change it. Schedule sessions that fit into your busy life.

Guaranteed placement

With Pathrise, ensure that you'll be able to start building real world experience fast.

Program for the job search

Instead of a training bootcamp, we provide career mentorship and design interview prep


Meet Your Career Mentor

Your career mentor will be your main point of contact throughout Pathrise, extensively trained and equipped with research into industry recruiting and hiring.

Work With Industry Designers

In addition to your career mentor, you will also be able to work with a variety of industry mentors who are experienced designers at top tech companies.

week 1

Optimize Your Resume and Online Profiles

In addition to your career mentor, you will also be able to work with a variety of industry mentors who are experienced designers at top tech companies.

Portfolio and Case Study Strategy

Learn who looks at your design portfolio, when, and why and then work with your mentor to optimize every piece of content in your portfolio and personal brand.

week 2

Opportunity Sourcing

Pathrise will help you source opportunities and network effectively by breaking down tactics that have been tested for hundreds of fellows before.

Whiteboard Challenge Frameworks

Learn what hiring teams are looking for when assessing a whiteboard challenge and how to apply frameworks that will help you succeed at challenges of any length.

week 3-5

Interviewing Fundamentals

Through our behavioral matrix, we'll teach you how to nail your elevator pitch and draft answers to questions we predict with data.

Presentations, Critiques, and More

We teach you a unique approach to take for each of the different types of evaluations design teams utilize in their interview processes.

week 6-7

Intensive Interview Prep

Experience rigorous mock interview sessions as well as utilize weekly reflections with your mentor to improve after your real interviews.

Design Tools and Data-Driven Research

Master new tools and sharpen existing skills, including how to incorporate your research and data into case studies and interview answers.

week 8

Salary Negotiation and Lifetime Network

For each offer you get, your mentor will help you negotiate for more money and better benefits and leverage our growing network of fellows.

UX Designer Survival Kit

Additional program helps you navigate everything from handling contract work to advocating for yourself as a designer in an engineering org.


Unlimited Weekly 1-on-1's and More Until You Succeed

After the first 8 weeks, the program continues. We continue to host additional workshops and support you with weekly 1-on-1's until you land a job that you're satisfied with. We don't think about Pathrise like a course that's done after you take it - we only consider ourselves successful when you have a signed offer in hand!

Design Fellow Spotlight

I had no idea where to start with my job search, despite being a really driven person. I felt really disconnected and demotivated but my mentor brought everything back into perspective. They gave me confidence to light that fire inside of me again.

I’m eternally grateful for the support and encouragement that Pathrise has given me! One dream down, many more to come.
Vivian Chung

Design Mentor Spotlight

Maria is creative yet pragmatic product design leader with two decades of experience developing user-obsessed interactive experiences that drive revenue. Maria dedicated her career not only to design but also to giving back to the design community in the form of teaching and mentoring designers at various stages of their careers. She is a strong design leader, dedicated career coach, and a human with a ton of heart, compassion and empathy.

Currently she is a Senior Director of Product Design at Turo leading the insurance team. Previously led growth design at Evernote and Upwork.
Maria Pentkovski

Don't pay until you get paid

out of pocket

There is no upfront cost required to enroll in Pathrise; we only get paid when you do. The program is based on an income share agreement. The way it works is only after you get hired, you pay back a small percentage of your income for a limited time as you earn it. As part of the agreement, you don't pay anything, even from your current job or income, until you get paid from your new job first.

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The first two weeks you can cancel your income share at any point in time with no strings attached.


If you aren't placed within 12 months, then you can waive your income share and pay nothing.

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