Super charge your Career

A School for Design professionals, managers and aspiring leaders. Navigate and ace the complex world of work with our specially curated cohort-based courses, uniquely blending design, strategy and business!
  • Cohort+ Community

    Our cohort-based programs help you navigate the complexity of work, uncover your own unique version of ‘better’ and take charge of your continued growth and renewal.

    You will leverage, and learn from, DesignUp’s extensive community and speaker network - founded on the shared principles of actionable insights and continuous learning.

  • Be your own CEO

    “If you got ambition, drive, smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out. With opportunity comes responsibility. We must be our own CEO.”

    Says management guru Peter Drucker on managing careers. DesignUp School shares the Art+Science of a successful career - for Designers, makers. So you don’t just rely on hacks, jugaad and threads.

  • 80% + 7,000,000

    Since 2016, DesignUp Conference has hosted thousands of attendees from 24+ countries growing 80% year-on-year. The school builds on this solid foundation of learning, inspiring.

    In 2021 the fundraiser DesignUpForACause collected ₹ 7,000,000+ for charities fighting India’s apocalyptic covid surge - supported by the who’s-who of design/creative world.

  • In great company

    From Adobe and Atlassian to Zomato via Google, Microsoft, Flipkart, Gojek, to early stage startups, boutique agencies and studios - over 500 companies have attended DesignUp.

    DesignUp has been spoken about in YourStory, TheHardCopy, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mint, and ranked by The Quartz as amongst “the world’s most exciting Design events.”

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Check out our keystone progRam

For Design Professionals

A Design School that doesn’t teach Design?

Tools, hacks or UI isn’t our focus. Your career is!

Our in-depth courses are crafted keeping in mind the evolving Design roles and expectations within a variety of orgs: product, services and studios.

Our courses are located at the intersection of Design with Tech and Business and focused on creating long-term, sustainable career growth.

Join our first Keystone Program

5 intensive weeks

MON, OCTOBER 18, 2021
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checkins, reviews over multiple weekends

An intensive Five-week course for Designers looking to raise their game of managing careers, leading projects, outcomes and impact. Followed up with 2 weekends of check-ins and reflection.
Aimed at designers with 3+ years of experience, this unique program blends models + frameworks from management, design, communication, product and psychology - led by highly experienced practitioners.

Learning Outcomes
This keystone program helps you to take charge of your growth by creating your very own unique toolkit for:

Better decision making

Facilitation and negotiation

Coaching (self and others)

Collaboration and co-creation

Balancing craft with career

Contextualising design impact

Limited Seats The first 2 cohorts are limited to just 24 seats each. All applicants are subject to a selection process to ensure that there’s enough diversity and learning opportunities within the group.

More Programs?

Yes, there are more programs in the making. For different experience levels and specialisations. SignUp for our newsletter and be in the know!

The DesignUp Edge

Leverage on and learn from, DesignUp’s extensive community and speaker network - founded on the shared principles of actionable insights and continuous learning.

Since 2016, DesignUp’s offline conferences have been attended by 5000+ in 6 editions - covering 24+ countries, earning us a spot in the “World’s most exciting design events” (Quartz.com)

Some of the most influential global Design, Product, Business and Tech doers, change makers and thought-leaders have been on stage at DesignUp.

  • “The Gold standard of Design events in India”

    AKSHAY KOTHARI,
    FOUNDER PULSE/COO NOTION

  • “A shot in the arm to go out, do more & do better”

    MAYUKHINI PANDEY,
    CO-FOUNDER/CEO greenopia

  • “World class content+ a global caring community”

    Dr madan rao,
    yourstory

  • “DUp is taking the industry where it needs to go”

    lauren celenza,
    google maps

  • “Leaving inspired, to create a story of my own”

    divya ramesh,
    paypal

  • “High quality, seriously impressive! Need more”

    kiat lim,
    EPAm continuum / ixda

What’s DesignUp? Community, conversation and celebration...

DesignUp is an open, inclusive and ongoing conversation around the theory & practice of Design-in-Tech encompassing UX, Product, Data. DesignUp celebrates Design at the intersection of Tech and Business. DesignUp is SE Asia’s largest community-led and volunteer-driven Design-In-tech event
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