On Jan. 31, 2018, Wyncode Academy announced an eight week intensive bootcamp course to help individuals jumpstart careers in technology and digital design. The curated course will enable qualified students to collaborate through hands-on learning, user testing practices and client interactions led by UX specialists and career designers. The inaugural cohort will also not make a single payment towards their tuition until they have completed the course and gained employment.
“Creating an accelerated UX/UI program was a no brainer considering Miami’s rich design presence,” said Johanna Mikkola, Co-founder of Wyncode Academy. “Miami is home to an infinite talent pool of creatives, artists and designers who are seeking to elevate their careers and break into more technical roles as the city transforms into the tech capital of the sunshine state. This model shows our confidence in our team and curriculum to ultimately land Wyncode graduates jobs quickly after graduation.”
The course is a complete immersion into an education-focused environment where students will learn the fundamentals of UX/UI design and methodologies such as Lean UX and Design Thinking while working with design programs, Sketch and InVision, to become proficient and highly-qualified technical professionals. The program will be led by industry leading Director of Product Design, Gessica Tortolano who has worked with companies such as Google, Samsung and the Miami Heat among others. Having recently relocated from San Francisco, Gessica is committed to cultivating design talent in South Florida.
Wyncode Academy is dedicated to bringing world class designers to the Miami tech ecosystem, and through innovative instruction and curriculum models, graduates will land competitive jobs with a Miami-Dade hiring partner. “Now is the best time to tap into South Florida’s growing technology market,” said Jenna Blake, Director at Wander Agency. “As a California based UX/UI specialized agency, we are excited to partner with Wyncode on their first UX/UI course to help grow Florida’s technology market together.”
After completing the program, Wyncode’s staff will place UX/UI graduates in jobs where they can begin careers at the intersection of design and technology. Wyncode counts some of Miami-Dade’s leading tech companies and startups, such as Royal Caribbean, Watsco Ventures and CareCloud, as hiring partners. Per Wyncode’s independently verified outcomes report, 91 percent of Wyncode graduates in the Immersive Web Development program find jobs as programmers. Wyncode will be working to elevate this level of success in their UX/UI program.