Product Design Career Accelerator

4.7

(19 ratings)

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4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Transform into a strategic and influential designer in 4 weeks.

Course overview

Stop being a feature design machine. Start impacting businesses with design

So you have the burning desire to step up and crave driving a bigger impact as a designer. Perhaps there's a lack of guidance to show you where and how to add impact. You feel powerless and wonder what it takes to become an influential and strategic designer.


Designers with the most success in our industry are business-aware.


If you think narrowly and talk about "design and design only" without factoring in business growth and understanding how to share the value of design, your impact will stay shallow.


Tap into the strategies and success frameworks I've used to grow my own career, as well as mentoring and coaching 350+ designers and design teams.


This course will give you the skills, frameworks, scripts and adaptable knowledge necessary to influence design in your company and change the way you show up as a designer forever.


Commitment: 4 weeks. 3-4 hours/week.


P.S. Reimburse the cost of this course if your company offer Learning and Development budget. Otherwise, seek accounting advise regarding related to your role should be tax deductible.

Who is this course for

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Mid-weight Designers


You're ready to go beyond craft-focused design. It's time to upskill and take on strategic senior roles

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Start-up Sole Designer


Gain confidence in decision-making, master facilitation, and learn to impact business directions as a designer

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Senior Designers


Build strategic business mindset and shift your design impact to become an influential business partner.

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NOT for Aspiring Designers


This course will NOT cover hands-on craft skills or basic design thinking knowledge.

What you’ll get out of this course

Develop business acumen and become a savvy strategic designer

You will learn to understand and communicate business language through design. Feel empowered to make better-informed decisions.

Master facilitation techniques to influence design in the business

Learn the facilitation golden nuggets I've collected over the years. Gain the confidence to lead cross-functional design discussions, and effectively communicate design ideas to stakeholders.

Turn user research insights into compelling stories and get buy-in

Learn to apply minimum viable research frameworks to guide your designs. Connect business goals with research insights and become a persuasive storyteller when sharing design directions.

Measure your impact and be ready for promotion

You'll learn how to set goals for professional development, apply frameworks to measure and evaluate the impact of your work. Set milestones for yourself and get ready to accelerate to the next level.

Unlimted 1-1 sessions during the course


This course includes

9 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

19 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

4 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    4.7

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    What students are saying

    Words from designers I coached

            Jac's approach to measuring design value and communicating with stakeholders is inspiring. She has taught me to analyse challenges beyond design. One quote from her that has shifted how I solve problems since the beginning of my career is "A great designer always thinks like a business designer".
    Man Hin Ma 🇦🇺

    Man Hin Ma 🇦🇺

    Product Designer | Eucalyptus
            I see Jacalin as a role model for designers - always learning, curious and passionate. She generously shared her knowledge, resources and inspiration to help me grow into a more impactful designer.
    Michelle Ou  🇦🇺

    Michelle Ou  🇦🇺

    Human-Centred Designer | eHealth NSW | Inclusive Design Practitioner | Design Mentor
            This course provides meaningful content for UX Designers wanting to elevate their practice and move into a senior role. During this course, Jacalin has mentored me on strategic thinking with real world applications that allow me to build influence within my organisation. I feel much better positioned now to deliver measurable design outcomes.
    Reece Turnbull 🇦🇺

    Reece Turnbull 🇦🇺

    Senior UX Designer
            I loved learning from Jac. She was an absolute legend - making sure our class was always engaged and went out of her way to make the class time productive, fun and of course very relevant. Jac also kept the learning pace at a good rate. Can’t thank her enough for such a valuable learning experience!!
    Aneka Reid 🇦🇺

    Aneka Reid 🇦🇺

    UX Manager | My Muscle Chef

    Meet your instructor

    Jacalin Ding

    Jacalin Ding

    Principal Product Designer // Educator // Mentor // Speaker

    Jacalin Ding is a seasoned product design leader and business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in building design teams and turning big product ideas into successful products.


    She has worked with start-ups, enterprises, and agencies in various locations, including New York, Vancouver, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney.


    Since 2019, Jacalin has been a design educator. She has taught and mentored more than 350+ designers and facilitated 50+ workshops that impacted more than 10,000 creative problem solvers worldwide.

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    Product Design Career Accelerator

    Cohort 3

    $945 USD

    Dates

    May 31—June 25, 2024

    Payment Deadline

    May 30, 2024

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    Bulk purchases

    Course schedule

    3 hours per week
    • Live classes

      2 hours

      Live cohort with Jacalin.

      Collaborations.

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      Sat - AEST 8.30-10.30am

      Fri - GMT 9.30-11.30pm

      Fri - EDT 5.30-7.30pm

      Fri - PDT 2.30-4.40pm

    • Q&A, Live critiques

      1 hour

      Once a week live critiques and feedback session.

      Get your burning questions answered.

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      Tue - AEST 8.30am

      Mon - GMT 9.30pm

      Mon - EST 4.30pm

      Mon - PST 1.30pm

    Learning is better with cohorts

    Learning is better with cohorts

    Active hands-on learning

    This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

    Interactive and project-based

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

    Learn with a cohort of peers

    Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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    A pattern of wavy dots
    Join an upcoming cohort

    Product Design Career Accelerator

    Cohort 3

    $945 USD

    Dates

    May 31—June 25, 2024

    Payment Deadline

    May 30, 2024

    |

    Bulk purchases

    $945 USD

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