Can you give us an overview of the programmes and how can people apply?
Everything currently takes place on Zoom and we have three different programmes to cater for different time zones. During the course, students meet for eight hours a day, four times a week.
- The US programme runs from May 31st, 2021, until June 25th, 2021 – four days a week, 9am to 5pm EST
- The Tel Aviv programme (for IST time zones) runs from July 12th, 2021, until August 12th – four times a week, 10am to 5pm.
- The European programme will run from January 2022, dates to be confirmed, applications remain open.
Alongside playful and experimental workshops, the sessions focus on discovering personal brand, building an online portfolio, enhancing web-design skills and self-promotion.
In the past, our guest lecturers have included Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman, Alexandra Zsigmond, Adam Kurtz, Ollie Olanipekun, Nicole Ginelli and Hagit Kaufman.
How do you choose successful applicants, and do you have tips for anyone applying?
Applications are open to those aged 18 and over; you don’t necessarily need to be a design student or ex-student; you could be a freelance designer, or work in a design-related field. To apply, you have to submit either a portfolio website, PDF, or a folder with your work (portfolios built with Wix will have an advantage!), and successful applicants will be called for a short interview.
We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic creatives who are excited to dedicate time to self-exploration and development. We look out for a spark of personality, combined with a high level of design understanding and practice.
Applicants should be proficient in typographic design, layout design and composition. They should be hard working, with a fresh voice and a unique point of view throughout their work.