Product Design Fellowship

Learn how to design products people love. Discover your next job in Design.

Real-world experience with projects

Learn from Industry mentors

Demo Days with Hiring Partners

Next cohort starts in June 2021. Applications processed on a rolling basis, last date to apply is May 31st, 2021.

Apply

Only 20 seats available.

Hiring Partners

Speakers & Mentors

Abhinit Tiwari
Abhinit Tiwari

Head of Design, Gojek

Navneet Nair
Navneet Nair

Dir. of Product Design, PhonePe

Araxie Miller
Araxie Miller

Director of Design, Mark43

Padmini Ray Murray
Padmini Ray Murray

Founder, Design Beku

Amit Kapoor
Amit Kapoor

Founder, Narrativeviz Consulting

Akshay Verma
Akshay Verma

Lead Designer, Prophecy

Pragati Mehrotra
Pragati Mehrotra

Product Designer, Obvious

Chetty Arun
Chetty Arun

Design Manager, Razorpay

Tejas Bhatt
Tejas Bhatt

Founder, 3 sided coin

Sameer Bhiwani
Sameer Bhiwani

User Experience Leader, Google

Fatema Raja
Fatema Raja

Group Design Head, Gojek

Somya Hastekar
Somya Hastekar

Design Lead, Microsoft

Vikalp Gupta
Vikalp Gupta

Product Designer, Obvious

Praneet Koppula
Praneet Koppula

Design Manager, MathWorks

Aprajit Kar
Aprajit Kar

Product Design Head, Gojek

Rikta K
Rikta K

Design Researcher

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Design Manager, Fractal

Noopur Varma
Noopur Varma

Product Designer

Kenneth Dsouza
Kenneth Dsouza

Senior Design Manager, Gojek

Abhinit Tiwari
Abhinit Tiwari

Head of Design, Gojek

Navneet Nair
Navneet Nair

Dir. of Product Design, PhonePe

Araxie Miller
Araxie Miller

Director of Design, Mark43

Padmini Ray Murray
Padmini Ray Murray

Founder, Design Beku

Amit Kapoor
Amit Kapoor

Founder, Narrativeviz Consulting

Akshay Verma
Akshay Verma

Lead Designer, Prophecy

Pragati Mehrotra
Pragati Mehrotra

Product Designer, Obvious

Chetty Arun
Chetty Arun

Design Manager, Razorpay

Tejas Bhatt
Tejas Bhatt

Founder, 3 sided coin

Sameer Bhiwani
Sameer Bhiwani

User Experience Leader, Google

Fatema Raja
Fatema Raja

Group Design Head, Gojek

Somya Hastekar
Somya Hastekar

Design Lead, Microsoft

Vikalp Gupta
Vikalp Gupta

Product Designer, Obvious

Praneet Koppula
Praneet Koppula

Design Manager, MathWorks

Aprajit Kar
Aprajit Kar

Product Design Head, Gojek

Rikta K
Rikta K

Design Researcher

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Design Manager, Fractal

Noopur Varma
Noopur Varma

Product Designer

Kenneth Dsouza
Kenneth Dsouza

Senior Design Manager, Gojek

How you'll learn

Real-world projects

Build a real-world project with a team member. You’ll also showcase your project during Demo Day!

Industry mentorship

Get personalised feedback and guidance for your project from industry practitioners.

Curated resources

Get highly curated and carefully produced guides that are specific and relevant to your learning needs.

Community events

Participate and learn from peer-based events, guest talks, and forum discussions.

Is this for you?

You're a designer and you're
  • Tired of pushing pixels
  • Frustrated with not being able to talk to users or contribute to product strategy
  • Raring to go work in a bigger design team
You want to grow fast!
  • Have at least ~2 years worth of experience in any design field (Eg: Graphic Design, UI Design)
  • Willing to dedicate 10+ hrs every week (Live sessions, Project work and Study)
  • Excited about designing digital products at startups

Cohort highlights

Curriculum Overview

Unlocking insights with user research

Learn techniques to understand user needs, generate insights, identify the right problems, and validate the usefulness of your concepts.

Business value of design

Learn how business model and goals can inform your design process. Learn how design can solve for user needs while achieving business objectives.

Interaction design

Learn techniques to facilitate ideation, map user journeys, identify opportunities, and generate insights to rapidly iterate on your prototype.

Designing Delightful Experiences

Learn from case studies on what makes for a delightful experience and how you can deliberately design for desirability.

Informing Design with Data

Learn how to understand and use data to inform your design process and continuously improve your product.

Design Ethics

Learn how to make and communicate design decisions in ways that are respectful to users, ensures transparency, and build trust.

Psychology

Learn key concepts from psychology to understand how users think and what motivates them, to build products that work well for your users.

Storytelling

Learn how to craft narratives that focus on user needs and use storytelling as an effective tool to represent the voice of the user.

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Current Fellows

Shreyan Ghosh
Shreyan Ghosh
Jyotsna Rane
Jyotsna Rane
Yashasri Sadagopan
Yashasri Sadagopan
Sai Shinde
Sai Shinde
Mudita Sisodia
Mudita Sisodia
Aishwarya Naik
Aishwarya Naik
Mohammed Abraz
Mohammed Abraz
Sayani De
Sayani De
Shreyan Ghosh
Shreyan Ghosh
Jyotsna Rane
Jyotsna Rane
Yashasri Sadagopan
Yashasri Sadagopan
Sai Shinde
Sai Shinde
Mudita Sisodia
Mudita Sisodia
Aishwarya Naik
Aishwarya Naik
Mohammed Abraz
Mohammed Abraz
Sayani De
Sayani De

Timeline

Apply

Apply with a brief portfolio of your prior design work. See our guide on how to apply.

Mar - May, 2021
Get Started

Work on your projects with your teammate, learn from industry leaders, and get feedback from your mentors.

Jun - Aug, 2021
Demo Day

Showcase your work to prospective employers on Demo Day.

Sep, 2021
Transition

Get offers from your dream company and take your journey as a Designer to the next stage!

Sep onwards, 2021

Why ownpath

Benefits ownpath College
Other Bootcamps & Mentoring Platforms
Learn from industry practitioners
Emphasis on communication & collaboration
Emphasis on entrepreneurial skills
Focused on advanced skills
Full refund if you don't find a better paying job
Job placement through industry partnerships

Stories

Design Management

ownpath successfully conducted a 3 Month program on Design Management in 2020 for senior designers at Gojek. Aggregate rating of 4/5 across content, experience, and mentorship.

Aishwarya Naik

Aishwarya Naik learnt UI Design, UX Design, and User Research techniques from mentors on ownpath. Through her project work, she went on to win a work contract with a not-for-profit.

Read her story

Kind words for ownpath

Abhinit Tiwari
Head of Design, Gojek

Mudita Sisodia
Product Design Fellow at ownpath

Aishwarya Naik
Product Design Fellow at ownpath

Jyotsna Rane
Product Design Fellow at ownpath

Sameer Bhiwani
User Experience Leader, Google

Fatema Raja
Design Lead, Gojek & ownpath learner

Aishwarya Naik
Designer & ownpath Learner

Jayashree Raman
ownpath Learner

Kristin Skinner
Founder at &GSD, ownpath Instructor

Payment Plan

Invest in your future
Risk-free & Outcome-oriented
  • ₹1.95L (inclusive of taxes)
  • Full refund if you don't get a better paying job within 6 months
  • No-cost EMIs available
  • Portfolio Review, Interview Prep, and Job Referrals
  • Lifetime Community Access

FAQ

20 folks, so that’s 10 teams of 2.

A typical week will involve you in:

  • Project work that you and your team member will take on
  • A live masterclass with an industry expert
  • 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

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.

That said, if you do not find a job within 6 months of graduating from the Fellowship, you are entitled to a full refund. We’ll do everything we can to assist you in your journey to find your next big opportunity, but it still comes down to you to prepare well!

That’s totally fine, as long as you’ve worked in some design field. If you’re completely new to the design field, we suggest taking introductory courses and 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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with Designers

5 interviews with senior designers

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