Course UI/UX design from scratch

UI/UX design from scratch

4 months

Course authorMaria Yushchuk

3 November 2021


Within our course, you will start developing successful digital products that will appeal to customers and consumers. You will learn basic UX skills: client briefing; user research; building information architecture; sketching, and creating interactive prototypes.


You will also master the basics of UI, visual language of products: you will learn how to work with a modular grid, composition principles, typography, and color combinations. Your teacher will help you define some modern design patterns and find the best ways to implement them in your work. You’ll be able to create responsive websites for different devices.


During the course, you will work on several projects for your portfolio. Upon completion, you will create a good-looking and convenient website that you’ll present at the graduation event.

Required skills

- Installed Adobe Photoshop CC (in English)

- Basic computer literacy


Why UI/UX design?

  • This is the main creative outlet in the IT field
  • It’s demanded — more than 100 vacancies for UI/UX designers appear on every month
  • Easy transition to related specializations — product designer, UX/CX researcher, full-stack designer
  • UI/UX solves business problems since a designer simplifies users’ lives

Course program

Main course modules and lessons for this course.

  • UX design

    32 h • 13 topics
    • Introduction to the course. UI/UX designer profession. Types of sites
    • Basics of Design Thinking. UX strategy
    • Working with a brief: mind mapping and information architecture
    • UX research: competitor analysis
    • UX research: personas and empathy maps
    • UX research: customer journey map and user flow
    • Prototyping: site elements and sketching
    • Prototyping: wireframing
    • Testing: in-depth interviews, surveys, card sorting
    • UX research: web analytics
    • UX research: A/B testing
    • UX portfolio. UX exam
    • Lesson zero. Get to know everyone
  • Designer's instruments: Figma and Photoshop

    24 h • 9 topics
    • Introduction to Figma. First month retrospective
    • Figma. Access by link. Comments. Frames
    • Figma. Working with shapes. Alignment. Fill, stroke, gradient.
    • Figma. Pen & Pencil. Reproduction of illustrations
    • Figma. Working with text. Working with raster and correcting
    • Figma. Masks. Effects
    • Photoshop. Workspace. First steps. Brushes. Blend mode
    • Photoshop. Image retouching. Cutting tools
    • Photoshop. Image retouching (patch, clone stamp)
  • UI and visual design for web interfaces

    32 h • 12 topics
    • Composition basics
    • Color theory
    • Fonts
    • Modular grids
    • Typography in web
    • Visual hierarchy. Styles in design
    • Icon design in Figma
    • Site elements. UI kit
    • Interactive prototype in Figma
    • Components and plugins in Figma
    • Creating a design system
    • Landing Page
  • Adaptive design and prototyping

    12 h • 5 topics
    • Responsive design: design for different devices
    • Adaptivity: tablet version. Auto layout in Figma
    • Prototyping: mockups
    • Transferring files to developers. Zeplin
    • Customer-designer conversation
  • Final project

    28 h • 11 topics
    • Project work: mind map and competitor analysis
    • Project work: information architecture and site structure
    • Project work: creating personas/empathy maps
    • Project work: sketch and wireframe
    • Project work: working with texts
    • Project work: completion of the prototype
    • Project work: design concept
    • Project work: homepage UI
    • Project work: UI of the main pages
    • Project work: adaptive
    • Graduation event
  • Personal brand and portfolio creation

    8 h • 3 topics
    • Portfolio preparation
    • Project on Behance
    • CV. LinkedIn

Application process

Take the test

Register in our LMS and do a test to help us evaluate your knowledge.


Once we receive your test results, we'll invite you for an online meeting. Let's see if we're a good match.


Start your education in the next available group. Your next career destination has never been closer.

Enroll now!

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Course content


total hours

IT world speaks the English language and you can’t go far without it. Our teachers will help you master the professional IT language.
Video lessons
All theory is recorded as video lessons and saved on our LMS system. As a student you’ll have lifelong access to all video lessons.
During lessons, you’ll solve real-life cases with your teacher. You’ll work individually or in groups together with your colleagues.
Career guidance
Specialist in HR will help you understand the local IT market, teach you how to write a compelling CV and will guide you through an interview process.


Anatoliy Tatarenko

Senior Experience Designer at EPAM

4+ years of experience. Worked for InFood, Epam and as a freelancer at Upwork

Alina Rakhimova

Senior UI/UX designer

8+ years in design. Worked with Electrolux, Agromat, Jacob Delafon

Pavlo Hladkov

UI/UX Designer at Beetroot

6+ years in design. Worked for АМК, ONLINICO, Beetroot

Vladyslav Tulinovsky

Design Lead at IT DEV GROUP

5+ years in design. Worked for Sigma, Vidax

Lessons schedule

  • Monday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Wednesday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Saturday

    10:00 - 14:00

Practical skills for your future career

You will get

  • 53 teacher-led sessions
  • 3 times/week
  • Life time access to course materials
  • Certificate of completion

New skills and an amazing career in IT awaits!

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Our impact


graduates finished our courses


scholarships granted by partners

400 000

hours of IT education


teachers work today


IT companies employed our students


of graduates are female


people studying right now

Alumni's feedback

I completed the online UI/UX design course in December of 2020 and would like to share my experience. It was an extraordinary half a year! I discovered a new promising profession and fell in love with UI/UX design thanks to Yehor's exceptionally sophisticated teaching. I want to thank him for his patience and attention, the knowledge he shared, and the fantastic atmosphere in classes! I can't help mentioning the strong English teachers as well. Anna Doroschuk is a truly talented teacher. I reanimated my English with her, and now I'm using it a lot in my corporate communication. Thanks to Beetroot Academy for believing in me! ❤

Kateryna Klymenko
UI/UX design course graduate

Application process

Take the test

Register in our LMS and do a test to help us evaluate your knowledge.


Once we receive your test results, we'll invite you for an online meeting. Let's see if we're a good match.


Start your education in the next available group. Your next career destination has never been closer.

Get started now

Take the test

We have to assess your basic skills. It will be interesting. You just need to spend some time.

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