Product Design Fellowship

Tired of pushing pixels?

Grow into a confident product designer with mentorship. Find your dream job in design.

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Accepting applications for cohort 3

20+

mentors & instructors

100%

placement rate in the first cohort

110%

average increase in compensation

Our fellows work at

Is this for you?

Hello, self-taught designer.

You feel stuck.

  • Lack confidence with your design process.
  • Don’t have someone to guide you.
  • Are hesitant to apply to your dream job.
  • You want to grow faster.

  • Excited to design digital products at start-ups.
  • ~2 years of experience in any design discipline.
  • Want to upskill while keeping your day job.
  • Aspiring to work in a bigger design team.
  • Success Stories

    100% Fellows got their dream jobs. It’s your turn.

    And here’s what the fellows shared with us

    The learnings that came with the fellowship and the feeling of being pushed to my limits, made it a highly rewarding and fulfilling experience. ownpath’s curriculum is designed to enable us to practise what we learn from masterclasses through our projects.
    Sayani De

    Product Designer, Gojek

    One thing that interested me here was the mentorship format - it’s rare for one to be able to work on projects that get reviewed by senior designers with the mentorship structured around it.
    Shreyan Ghosh

    Product Designer, Unacademy

    I had a lot of questions in general about the design process. My how’s, what’s and why’s never were answered and that was my agenda coming into the fellowship - to build a strong design foundation and find my answers.
    Sai Shinde

    Product Designer, Jiva

    You know that you’re receiving great mentorship when you leave a design critique session feeling pumped. I navigated ambiguous problem spaces & it’s been very rewarding to see my ideas slowly crystallize.
    Mudita Sisodia

    Product Designer, Obvious

    The truly holistic experience at ownpath is reflective of its mission to help us become designers who craft impactful experiences.
    Yashasri S

    Product Designer, Frog

    I’ve learned how to break down a complex problem into its basic components and figure out the best way to solve it. In this process, I’ve rediscovered my love for design, stepped out of my comfort zone and learned so much.
    Jyotsna Rane

    Product Designer, ownpath

    Learning Experience

    Your design career’s north star.

    Learn how to make better design decisions and gain confidence in your work.

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    Advance your design skills with an industry-ready curriculum and a structured learning environment.

    Advance your design skills with an industry-ready curriculum and a structured learning environment.

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    Identify gaps and opportunities
with mentorship from senior designers.

    Identify gaps and opportunities
with mentorship from senior designers.

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    Sharpen your portfolio and showcase your work to hiring partners.

    Sharpen your portfolio and showcase your work to hiring partners.

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    Industry trailblazers are ownpath’s hiring partners

    Fast paced startups and agencies that recruit directly from us. Head to our FAQ section to read more.

    Mentors

    Learn from top senior designers.

    Get feedback from practitioners on your work regularly.

    Abhinit Tiwari
    Abhinit Tiwari

    Head, Product and Design

    Navneet Nair
    Navneet Nair

    Dir. of Product Design

    Araxie Miller
    Araxie Miller

    Director of Design

    Padmini Ray Murray
    Padmini Ray Murray

    Founder

    Design Beku

    Amit Kapoor
    Amit Kapoor

    Founder

    Narrativeviz Consulting

    Akshay Verma
    Akshay Verma

    Lead Designer

    Meredith Black
    Meredith Black

    Co-Founder

    DesignOps Assembly

    Pragati Mehrotra
    Pragati Mehrotra

    Product Designer

    Chetty Arun
    Chetty Arun

    Design Manager

    Tejas Bhatt
    Tejas Bhatt

    Founder

    Sameer Bhiwani
    Sameer Bhiwani

    UX Leader

    Fatema Raja
    Fatema Raja

    Group Design Head

    Somya Hastekar
    Somya Hastekar

    Design Lead

    Vikalp Gupta
    Vikalp Gupta

    Product Designer

    Praneet Koppula
    Praneet Koppula

    Design Manager

    Aprajit Kar
    Aprajit Kar

    Group Design Head

    Rikta K
    Rikta K

    Design Researcher

    Independent Consultant

    Shivani Gupta
    Shivani Gupta

    Design Manager

    Noopur Varma
    Noopur Varma

    Product Designer

    Independent Consultant

    Kenneth Dsouza
    Kenneth Dsouza

    Senior Design Manager

    Curriculum

    Get ready for the real-world.

    A comprehensive curriculum, designed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    Gain insights into product teams and the role of a product designer. Understand why products fail and how you can increase your odds of designing a successful product by following the new product development process.

    Learn what drives behaviours, and motivations to understand people that products are designed for. Study why they react in a certain manner and what their actions mean which helps you design meaningful interactions.

    Identify methods to conduct ethical user research and apply the same while designing products and experiences. Learn how to build products that your users will trust and love.

    Communicate with the business and product team about users’ needs through research. Learn methods of research synthesis that help identify gaps in users’ experiences.

    Learn to solve problems in emerging domains by studying innovation through first principles. Study how to increase adaptability and lower the learning curve for users in new mediums of interaction.

    Learn how to connect design initiatives with business objectives. Identify opportunity areas along with the business team to co-create business models for the product and identify a north-star metric

    Define user flows and task flows by identifying the best solution in terms of feasibility, viability, and usefulness. Also, learn methods of generating concepts quickly and testing multiple solutions.

    Illustrate the experience of products by creating design systems and style guides. Learn how to empower users to perform tasks seamlessly using principles of visual design, accessibility, design patterns and more.

    Identify if the product allows for easy task completion by users and their pain points. Study how to make quick iterations while testing so that the product is able to meet its objectives.

    Recognise patterns from research data while testing products to inform design decisions. Learn how to make these decisions accurately by identifying various characteristics of data like biases, hierarchy, analysis, and more.

    Develop narratives that are in line with your users’ needs. Understand the parts of a story, tone and structure and use this as a tool to represent users’ voices.

    Build a compelling résumé that highlights your skills and achievements. Effectively structure your portfolio and cover letters with relevant project details and prepare for interviews.

    Get the full curriculum

    Fee Structure

    Invest in your career growth.

    The program pays for itself.

    Part-time

    Stay at your current job while upskilling yourself with the Fellowship.

    Upfront

    ₹ 1,25,000

    Inclusive of 18% GST

    0% EMIs available from as low as ₹10,416

    ISA

    ₹ 50,000+

    10% of monthly salary for 12 months

    Start paying only after you secure a job with INR 9+LPA

    Full-time NEW

    Work part-time with a hiring partner while being enrolled full-time in the Fellowship.

    Apprentice track

    Join for free, fee is paid off through part-time work.

    Earn a monthly stipend based on your compensation

    Get additional mentorship sessions.

    Gain real world experience working with a hiring partner.

    Scholarships

    upto

    ₹ 75,000

    available per scholarship

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    FAQ

    Admissions

    That’s totally fine, as long as you’ve worked in some design field (Eg: Information design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Graphic design, Visual Design, New Media Design, Industrial design, and Digital Game Design).

    If you’re completely new to the design field, we suggest taking introductory courses, getting an internship, and then applying soon as you have a few projects on your portfolio.

    We do plan to announce an introductory course for folks who’re completely new. Please do make sure to subscribe to our mailing list for updates on the same.

    Payment

    Yes. Please take a look at the Fee Structure section on this same page.

    We spend a lot of effort and money towards curating the curriculum, designing the learning experience, and executing our programs. We also compensate our speakers and mentors.

    That said, all of this is to help you succeed! We strive to help you get far more value from the program than what you pay for. We do this by ensuring you have a fulfilling learning experience and find a better paying job through our placement services.

    Learning Experience

    A typical week will involve you in:

    • Project work that you and your team member will take on
    • Going through recorded masterclasses and curated concepts to help you learn concepts
    • A live session with your mentor to discuss your week’s progress with your project
    • Office hours with your batch mates and mentors to discuss challenges and learnings
    • On some weeks as a bonus feature, you will have community events such as guest talks and workshops

    Upto 24 folks will be admitted into the cohort. The emphasis is on enabling you to deliver your best through personalised guidance and feedback.

    While we will give you a digitally verifiable certificate, we’d like to go further. We want to help you with gaining concrete experience and also developing industry connections.

    Through assignments and projects, you’ll actually learn how to apply concepts and develop real-world experience; stuff you can feature on your portfolio.

    Finally, by working with experienced professionals on ownpath, you’ll develop valuable connections that can unlock doors which would be much harder otherwise.

    Different people come with different backgrounds, life constraints, and learning speeds or preferences. So, there’s nothing to worry too much about if you don’t find an offer on Demo Day.

    Since it’s most likely to do with lacking experience for the role, we’ll recommend you take up another project, and we’ll continue to support you in the form of mentorship and opportunities during this time.

    Please note that the second project is a required step in order to be eligible for a refund, in case one does not find a job within 6 months of Demo Day.

    Placement

    Yes! The idea of having industry partners on board and organising Demo Days is to help you showcase your work to top startups! We will also help you prepare your portfolio.

    We’ll do everything we can. But, it’s still down to you to do well on your projects and clear the interview!

    No. We do not offer job guarantees, we do however help you:

    1. Prepare for interviews through coaching and portfolio reviews

    2. Showcase your work through Demo Days, to hiring managers from our Hiring Partners and elsewhere.

    3. Introduce you to companies who are hiring through our network.

    Demo Day is an invite-only virtual event which will see participants from the cohort present their projects live.

    The audience will include Heads of Design/Product and Hiring Managers from companies looking to hire Product Designers.

    After the presentations, members in the audience will get in touch with you to discuss if their organisation might be a good fit for you.

    Presentations will be recorded and based on your preferences, will be shared with select employers even after Demo Day, to ensure that you find the best possible offer.

    Wall of love

    Abhinit Tiwari  

    Head of Design, Gojek

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I had a great time working with them. Highly recommended! :D

    Sameer Bhiwani  

    UX Lead, Google

    🧠 As an Ownpath coach, I found this program’s format to be really engaging with a whole lot to offer learners.

    🚀 Ownpath is going places, highly recommended!

    Fatema Raja  

    Group Design Head, Gojek

    Can’t express how much about design management I learnt with @ownpath_xyz ♥️

    To all the aspiring UX designers out there!

    Kristen Skinner  

    Founder at &GSD, ownpath Instructor

    I kicked off the year leading a Masterclass on Design Management with the stellar team @ownpath_xyz and now we're following up with a Q&A for Design Leaders. Join us!

    Aishwarya Naik  

    Master's student, UW

    There's so much to talk about in what I've been upto for the last two months.

    🔥 things so far :
    - learning from masterclasses and then applying it to our problem statement
    - working with fellows who have become dear friends
    - confidence in my ability to drive a design process

    Mudita Sisodia  

    Product Designer, Obvious

    I left my job in Feb and have been having literally the greatest time ever the last 2 months learning at @ownpath_xyz from some incredible mentors.

    I'd say the COVID induced masters FOMO has also vanished (perhaps temporarily, we'll find), it's been that great.

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