In this episode — part one of episode 48 — Mike Joosse, Partner and Community Director at DESIGNATION, joins Gary Rozanc to discuss the ins and outs of UX and UI bootcamps vs. traditional 4 year graphic design programs, and the similar struggles that both face when training emerging designers. The discussion goes in depth on the ideal students for bootcamps, working with real clients on real projects, and built in assessments to keep the curriculum cutting edge.
Since 2001, Mike Joosse has devoted his career to nurturing and leading design communities. Currently, he serves as Partner and Community Director at DESIGNATION, the leading UX/UI design bootcamp, where he helps prepare students to become conscientious, skilled design leaders of tomorrow.
Mike has lectured across the country on community and careers in design, at the DSVC National Student Show and Conference, Frontier: AIGA Design Educators Conference, the Hike Conference, Design Exchange Boston, Phoenix Design Week, Brooks Institute, and to a host of organizations.
He does occasional projects under the name Listening and Speaking. He lives in Chicago and no longer fears snow.