Product Design Fellowship

A 4 month intensive cohort-based program on digital product design. For designers with 1 - 4 years of experience.

Refine your design process with mentorship

Transition to a bigger design team

Get a better paying job

Starts on Oct 23rd 2021. Last date to apply is Oct 16th, 2021.

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Limited cohort size of 24.

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

Masterclasses

Strengthen your design fundamentals through recorded masterclasses led by design leaders.

Real-world projects

Work with fellow designers on problems you want to solve and get access to curated internships and freelance opportunities.

Industry mentorship

Get feedback for projects and identify opportunities for career growth with industry practitioners.

Live Workshops

Refine your design process with live workshops, where you will work with fellow designers to collaborate and brainstorm.

Community events

Participate and learn from peers, mentors and senior designers at our firesides, office hours and forum discussions!

Curated Resources

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

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!
  • Excited about designing digital products at startups

  • Willing to dedicate 6 hrs every week (Live sessions, Project work and Study)

  • Have around ~2 years worth of experience in any of the following:

    • UX Design
    • UI Design
    • Product Design
    • Information Design
    • Interaction Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Visual Design
    • New Media Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Digital Game Design

Cohort highlights

Curriculum Overview

Product Design Primer

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.

Psychology in Design

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.

Ethics for Designers

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.

User Research

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

Design for Emerging Technology

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.

Mapping Business Objectives

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.

Foundations of Interaction Design

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.

Visual and Interface Design

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.

Usability testing and Iterating on a Product

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.

Shaping Design with Data

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.

Storytelling for Designers

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.

Design Career

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.

Product Design Primer

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.

Psychology in Design

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.

Ethics for Designers

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.

User Research

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

Design for Emerging Technology

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.

Mapping Business Objectives

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.

Foundations of Interaction Design

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.

Visual and Interface Design

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.

Usability testing and Iterating on a Product

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.

Shaping Design with Data

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.

Storytelling for Designers

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.

Design Career

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

Timeline

Apply

Apply with a brief portfolio of your prior design work.

See our guide on how to apply. Get shortlisted.

Upto Oct 16th
Get Started

Learn from senior design mentors, work with fellow designers and participate in live workshops.

Sep 18th - October 9th, 2021
Dive In

Confirm your spot in the cohort and continue to work on your projects with your teammate, receive personal mentorship and learn from industry leaders.

Oct 23rd, 2021 - Jan, 2022
Demo Day

Showcase your work to prospective employers on Demo Day.

Jan, 2022
Transition

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

Our Fellows are currently working in companies like Gojek, Obvious, Unacademy, etc.

Jan 2022, onwards

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

Sayani De

Sayani recently graduated from ownpath's first cohort of the Product Design Fellowship. Right after the Fellowship, she went on to join Gojek.

Read her success story

Mudita Sisodia

Mudita recently graduated from ownpath's first cohort of the Product Design Fellowship. Right after the Fellowship, she went on to join Obvious.

Read her success story

Sai Shinde

Sai Shinde recently graduated from ownpath's first cohort of the Product Design Fellowship. Right after the Fellowship, she went on to join Jiva.

Read her story

Shreyan Ghosh

Shreyan Ghosh recently graduated from ownpath's first cohort of the Product Design Fellowship. Right after the Fellowship, he went on to join Unacademy.

Read his story

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

Fee Structure

Invest in your future
Pay Later (ISA*)
  • Start with a down payment of ₹ 50K

  • No additional payment until you find a job that pays at least ₹ 70,000 per month (take-home)

  • Pay 10% of monthly income for one year

  • Portfolio Review, Interview Prep, and Job Referrals
  • Access to community events for 1 year

* Income Sharing Agreement

Pay Upfront
Recommended
  • ₹ 1,25,000
  • Scholarships available (upto ₹75,000)
  • No-cost EMIs available
  • Portfolio Review, Interview Prep, and Job Referrals
  • Access to community events for 1 year

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

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

FAQ

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

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.

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

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’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.

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.

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.

Apply

A basic portfolio with a description of your projects is enough, nothing fancy required!

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