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Product Design Cohort

12 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

3 months project based cohort to help you get started and level up in your thinking and craft skills as a product designer.

Hosted by

John Rodrigues

Sr.Product Designer at Citi Bank | Founder of Product Design School

Course overview

Learn by doing! 20 value-packed live sessions and masterclasses

The Product Design Cohort offers a 3 months program to help aspiring designers build skills and a portfolio through project-based learning. The program focuses on developing both thinking and craft skills. By the end of the program, designers will have completed hands-on, high-quality projects that can unlock various opportunities. The cohort selects 10 students and includes weekly live classes, assignments, guidance, and a supportive community.

The program was created to address current pain points of designers and ensure that the topics covered are relevant to the ever-changing design landscape. Join us for this transformative experience.

Who is this course for


Aspiring product designers who are just getting started in this profession.


Already a practitioner designer, but want to work on interesting projects for their portfolio.


Designers who want to build their portfolio for their Masters in Design program in the USA.

What you’ll get out of this course

Practical Hands On Education

The instructors provide masterclasses and feedback to help you prepare for these projects. You can choose to do them as individual or group projects.

Project Based Learning

Learn to apply gained knowledge and unlock opportunities through this project.

20 Live Classes and Feedback Session

All masterclasses will be conducted live, and we will also provide feedback sessions.

Supportive Community of Designers.

As a member of our community, you will have access to like minded designers who you can be friends and grow with.

Two 1:1 Calls monthly with the Instructor

Get personalized guidance and mentorship with the instructor

Access Industry professional podcast

Learn from the industry experts and through hour long podcast session.

What people are saying

        John is a really experienced and yet approachable mentor! As a career switcher, I felt inspired, energized and understood after our conversation. It was very easy to connect with him, John's diverse experience, and passion for innovation really helps guide me through some questions I'm thinking about.
Helen Y

Helen Y

Author title
        John is a go-to friend mentor who has superpowers! He is friendly, empathetic, and proactive to anyone looking to start their career in product design — or simply learn more about the industry in general! He was easy to talk with and made me not only feel really comfortable but very empowered and encouraged to whatever challenges in front of me.
Jerry Q

Jerry Q

UX Designer

Meet your instructor

John Rodrigues

John Rodrigues

Sr.Product Designer | Mentor | Speaker

John Rodrigues is a product designers with 7 years of experience. Currently works at Citi Bank as a Sr.Product Designer. John worked in various industries like sports, VR in healthcare education, consumer products. He is top 10 mentor on ADPList have mentored more than 200 designers. He has done masters in user experience and Interaction design from Thomas Jefferson University USA.

He is from India currently living in California. Apart design John loves gaming, roadtrips and guitars.

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Course syllabus


Product Design Profession Overview


Design Strategy Masterclass


User Research Masterclass


UI Design Masterclass ( Figma)


UX Deep Dive


Ideation and Concept Exploration Masterclass.


Business and Stakeholder Management Masterclass


Advance Prototyping Masterclass ( Protopie)


Financial Success Masterclass


Portfolio & Case Study Masterclass


Final Presentation

Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Saturdays & Sundays

    9:00am - 10:30am PST

    We will hold live masterclasses on Saturdays, and Sundays will be dedicated to design critique and feedback sessions.

  • Work Week

    Some weeks we will dedicate for students to work on their project & assignments

  • Project Presentation

    1 hours per week

    There will be dedicated presentation days, during which you will present your work and receive feedback from the instructor and the community.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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