Springboard & Designlab

Alex Clayton's work as a UX Design Mentor with Springboard and Designlab.









At Springboard and Designlab, I have the opportunity to mentor beginner and intermediate students learning UX design. In the past 2+ years, I've graduated over 30 students.


Springboard offers a single, comprehensive curriculum where students learn at their own pace and meet with their mentors once a week to check in, learn more about the content, or even ask for career advice. On average, students complete the course in 2-4 months.


Designlab offers a variety of 4-week courses including two that I typically mentor — UX Research & Strategy and Interaction Design.




Springboard Career Hour

Each week, Springboard has open office hours for any student that wants to join. Occasionally, the office hours will be a career hour where a mentor will be interviewed by some of the Springboard staff and students. I was asked to participate in one and had a very positive experience for my first time doing something like this.