The design school of the future

An invite-only masterclass on becoming a UI/UX designer, finding new opportunities for growth and kickstarting your career.

Learn more
Applications for the next cohort will open in June 2021.

everything you need to

Succeed as a designer

The Internet has made opportunities available that were impossible just a few years ago. Learn the skills you need to succeed in a new world.

Real design assignments
Structured learning with a new design assignment every fortnight. Design for real business scenarios.
Mentor based learning
Live sessions, personalized feedback and weekly design critique on your submissions.
Build your portfolio
Real projects that you can add to your portfolio and demonstrate your design thinking abilities.
Live group calls
Discuss, catch up and level up your skills. Ask your questions, get answers and network with peers.
Exclusive guest sessions
Participate in exclusive sessions from designers at the top of their field. AMAs, workshops, interviews & more.
Lifetime network
Participate in the community, get new opportunities and become a part of the 10kdesigners Alumni Network.


Mentorship and personal feedback

Design courses online often miss out on one of the biggest components of learning: feedback. Don’t get stuck, receive real guidance.

Guidance in making career & design decisions
Mentorship in how to grow as a designer


Fortnightly design challenges

Practice with real problem statements from the industry and from our network of startups. Build your portfolio, find opportunities & get hired.

Feedback, support on all submissions
Continuous learning & upskilling

Expand your network

Stories from the best & upcoming designers

We love success stories and failure stories both. Weekly releases of exclusive interviews, video case studies & insights.

Discover new designers & their work
Insights about problem solving, getting hired, career growth and more

The program

A private, community focussed masterclass

A flipped classroom model with a mix of live and recorded videos ensures there’s a good mix of discussion, peer learning & attention.

What you will learn

How to design intuitive apps & websites from scratch
Fundamentals of color, layout, design process, visual design & prototyping
The tools of the trade including Figma, Webflow, ProtoPie etc.
Problem solving, working in a team and how to make data driven decisions
How to build a personal brand, grow your network, get projects & make more money
How to develop websites & landing pages in Webflow without writing code
How to validate features, conduct competitive analysis & user research
How to communicate your design decisions to stakeholders
How to write effective case studies & build a portfolio that converts
How to find leads for freelance projects, write proposals & convert clients
How to evaluate offers & increase the odds of getting into your top companies


Week 1 – Week 3
This stage is your orientation: meeting your cohort mates, understanding the history of design & getting your mindset and habits right. Learn the fundamentals of visual design & Figma & get thrown head-first into your first design project. Receive feedback & iterate.


Week 4 – Week 6
Beyond fundamentals, it’s now time for frameworks. Understanding the design process, mental models, research, metrics and product. A mix of case studies & one in-depth assignment to apply theory to practice.


Week 7 – Week 9
With projects & process under your belt, get in to the depths of prototyping tools & motion design. Learn how to polish your visuals, advanced prototyping in ProtoPie, making websites in Webflow and more.


Week 10 – Week 12
Conceptualize your final capstone project to apply everything you've learnt. This stage also focusses on personal brand, preparing case studies with your projects so far and how to start finding opportunities – freelance, internships & full time roles.


Week 13 onwards...
Congrats, you're a designer now! This duration of the program will be focussed on polishing your work and getting you opportunities. All members will receive dedicated placement assistance and lifetime guidance.

Meet your mentor

Hi, I'm Abhinav Chhikara.

I got my start in design in 2011 designing iOS apps for freelance projects on oDesk. Since then I've worked with 50+ founders and startups across USA, Europe and India.

I've been a startup founder myself & co-founded a music chat app called Lisn that had its moment of virality with 8k+ users. I'm also the author of the Amazon bestseller Pyjama Profit, a book about building a freelancing career.

Most recently I was an early employee & the Head of Design at Unacademy, an ed-tech startup that's now valued over $1.4B & has raised from global investors like SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Facebook, General Atlantic etc.
After spending 2.5 years there, building the design team from scratch & helping build one of the biggest live learning platforms in the world, I realized I wanted to fix the state of design education. I quit my job to build an education startup of my own – one that enables the next generation of designers and product thinkers.

Program details

This is a program with built-in accountability, guidance and personal mentorship from me to unlock your full potential.

What you'll GET

Personalized mentorship and guidance on building a fulfilling design career
Admission into the upcoming cohort of designers, access to curriculum & training
One year complementary subscription to UI Sources Pro (worth ₹7,500)
Exclusive invites to physical meetups & events in our network
Exclusive freebies and discounted licenses from our Partners


Cohort 3 is currently underway.

Applications for the next cohort will start in June 2021. We currently offer cohorts a few times a year and applications are based on merit.
Fill out this form to submit your application and be notified about updates.
Join the waitlist
By joining the waitlist, you'll hear about the enrolments for the next cohort as soon as they open.

the mission

Enabling the next generation of self taught designers

It all started with a goal – to create the next #10kdesigners.
Here’s some of our other initiatives.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about the program that aren't covered here, email me at and I’ll get in touch.

Who is this course for?
This course is for those who want to learn UI/UX design to transition into a new career or to build an additional skill. Whether you're a student, engineer, product manager, founder or anyone else.
How do I apply for the course?
The course has limited seats, so please take some time to fill out your application and answer the questions to your best ability. There might be an interview call with me to assess if you’re ready for the program.
How much will the course cost overall?
The course will cost Rs. 74,990 ($999) which needs to be paid upfront before the start of the course. There are also 3mo, 6mo and 12mo EMI options available offered by Razorpay.
How much time do I need to dedicate every week?
The curriculum has been designed to allow people to participate part-time. However you must be able to dedicate a minimum of 10-12 hours every week based on the work needed to watch the sessions and submit your assignments on time.
Can I do this course at my own pace?
The course requires you to watch the live classes, work on assignments and submit them on time every week. So no, the course can’t be done at your own pace.
What if I miss a live session?
You are encouraged to watch the sessions live to keep up with the curriculum and participate in discussions but if you’re unable to attend, class recordings are available for every class.
Will I be guaranteed a job after graduating the course?
The training and community is designed to increase your odds of getting roles. I can't guarantee success but you will receive personalized coaching that will help you build a portfolio and confidently apply for internships, freelance and full-time roles.
Can I cancel or apply for a refund?
If you’re not happy with the course within the first 7 days, you will receive a full refund.
Will I get a certificate on completing the course?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of the course. However, the skills you build are what will unlock opportunities for you, not the certificate.
Where are the classes conducted?
All course instruction will be online and all you need is an internet connection to watch the videos and participate in class activities. However, there might be physical meetups post COVID, which are optional to attend and the costs will have to be borne by you.
What computer specs and software do I need for the course?
You need a Mac or Windows computer capable of running a web browser. Figma will be the primary tool in this course and it works on most computers. Check compatibility here.
Do I need to know programming?
No, you don’t need to know programming or be a Science or Computer Science graduate to do this course. The web development you will learn will be using Webflow, a no-code visual development tool.
Can I apply if I’m a student?
Yes, you can apply even if you’re a school or college student. The program is designed to be beginner friendly. Your focus with the course will be to learn design, build a portfolio and apply for internships and freelance projects.
How do I know if UI/UX design is right for me?
UI/UX design might be the choice for you if you’re interested in the intersection of design, technology and business. You want to work in the tech industry and want to build products for web and mobile. Check out my free videos on YouTube to learn more.