Become a UX Engineer. Design and build how we interact with the digital world


Master design thinking and how to create new digital products. Learn coding skills to build the products you designed.

Learn from true industry practitioners, not college professors. Our instructors worked at LinkedIn, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

Get a remote tech support job NOW to pay your bills while attending Kenzie

Pay NO tuition until you land the tech job

Earn a certificate from Kenzie and Butler University


Who could benefit from a UX Engineering Program?

  • Someone looking to make a career shift. No coding or design experience required. At all.

  • Someone who enjoys creating things but also interacting with end users and clients.

  • A junior developer looking to grow their User Experience skills.

  • A junior designer looking to turn their designs into code.

  • A high school student looking for an alternate path to college.

Program Structure

In Person or Online

12 months immersive + 12 months apprenticeship (optional)


User Experience (UX) Design

6-MONTH Course

Prepares students to research, plan, and design digital experiences in an Agile business setting.

Available as a standalone course

Front-End Development

6-MONTH Course

Students will use CSS, HTML, & JavaScript to create a marketing site and implement the on-boarding flow for their projects from the UX course.



optional (free)

year 2

Optional training where students transition from learning to working. Students report to a UX manager in a team setting, and work on mock projects to build up their portfolio and prepare for job placement.

Graduates of our comprehensive UX Engineering program will:

leave with the skills and professional network needed to start a rewarding career in tech.

  • Learn Product Research, User Personas and User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), Wireframes, Prototyping, and Product Testing

  • Learn tools to produce high-fidelity User Interface (UI) mockups

  • Master HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • Learn to communicate effectively about design and code with clients, end users, and the engineering teams

  • Master responsive design

  • Collaborate on a cross-functional group project with multiple stakeholders

  • Build a portfolio of individual and team projects that can be shown to future potential employers

  • Learn to communicate in a professional setting

Are you ready to join our Force for Tech? Apply now for the next cohort.

Program Certification

Students earn a joint certificate from Kenzie and Butler University’s Executive Education Program.

Students who complete the six months UX design course will receive a User Experience Designer certificate. Students who complete the six months Front-End Development course will receive the Front-End Developer certificate.

Students completing both courses will receive a UX Engineering certificate. Students can take the UX design and Front-End Development courses in any order.


Program Cost & Payment Options

We believe you shouldn’t have to have money to make money. That is why we make Kenzie accessible and affordable to all students, regardless of their financial background.

  • Full ISA: $100 (commitment fee) + 17.5% income for 4 years

  • Half ISA: $12,000 upfront + 17.5% income for 2 years

  • Full Tuition: $24,000 upfront + no income-based repayment

  • Payment Plan: $2,150/month for 12 months + no income-based repayment

* Year 2 apprenticeship is free for existing students

Gain hands-on experience in the full UX lifecycle

In this course, students learn about Product Research, Creating Personas and User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), Creating Wireframes, Prototyping, and Product Testing. Students will also learn tools to produce high-fidelity User Interface (UI) mockups.

We train students for today's high-demand tech jobs using accelerated skills training. You'll leave our program career-ready.


UX Design

In the first 4 months of the course, students complete daily lessons and apply their learnings back towards their Foundation Project. Then, students have 6 weeks to put all their learnings together to rapidly design their Portfolio Project. Finally, students present their work in mock interviews as part of their Capstone Project.

  1. Tools — Learn to use Sketch & Invision (free accounts for students!).

  2. Design Thinking Crash Course — Empathize, Ideate, Define, Prototype, & Test

  3. Discovery Research — Recruit participants, conduct interviews, and communicate findings.

  4. Synthesizing — Communicate the user journey with flowcharts, storyboards, and competitive analysis.

  5. Wireframing — Begin presenting work visually & verbally, and iterate based on feedback.

  6. Usability Testing — Conduct live usability tests and report findings.

  7. Content — Information Architecture, Card Sorting, UX Writing, Accessibility, & Internationalization

  8. Hierarchy & Layout — Apply typography, color, & proximity to establish visual hierarchy.

  9. Consistency — Learn the importance of common icons, imagery, and design patterns.

  10. Interaction — Affordances, Motion, & Microinteractions

  11. The Funnel — Landing Pages, Forms, A/B Testing, and Permission Priming.

UI Engineering

Students will complete three projects:

  1. Portfolio — Build out a portfolio for their design work, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  2. React — Polish an unstyled React app

  3. Prototype — Build a prototype of a project from the Design course.

Job Training

Throughout the UX Engineering courses and apprenticeship, students learn necessarily skills to Launching a career. They will work in groups and independently to build portfolios. Students will be exposed to mock job interviews. We’ll also run through common on-the-job scenarios and how to excel as a new voice in an organization.

Still confused on what UX is? This video will help:


Learn from user experience professionals.

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Stan Rosenthal
UX Designer, LinkedIn

Stan has designed products at LinkedIn and with numerous startups spanning government, labor, finance, and healthcare. He splits his time between Indianapolis and his hometown, New Orleans. Stan started designing websites during the 2005 levee failures, when he co-founded and brought the satirical Levee newspaper online. He has been recognized for his philanthropic work by The New York Times and numerous local organizations.


Justine Tiu
Senior UX DEsigner, Google

As a senior UX designer at Google NYC, Justine most recently worked on new consumer and education products in the VR/AR space, such as Google Tour Creator and Expeditions. Previously, she was the UX lead and design manager of Google Classroom and Forms. She's passionate about problem solving, crafting, and trying new things.


Gabe Wright
UX Developer

Gabe is a UX Developer with a background in branding, web-design, and frontend development. Before transitioning full-time at Kenzie, he worked on many of Indy’s local business web projects. He loves anything to do with technology and innovation. When not working, he enjoys food, music, backpacking, and traveling.


stuart norrie
senior product designer, facebook

Stuart is a product designer living in Oakland, California. Stuart has been a designer for over 10 years and worked for companies like LinkedIn, Strava, Facebook and many more. Stuart is a huge fan of design, comics, video games and hiking in the Oakland hills with his dog Oliver. Stuart earned a Masters in Interaction Design from the Academy of Art University.


Larissa Schwartz
UX Consultant

Larissa is a UX designer and management consultant with over 15 years of experience working with organizations of all types to develop and launch web apps and digital products, build cross-functional integration, program management strategies and develop UX departments. Her clients include nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies and organizations undergoing digital transformation. Larissa has a BA in Commercial Photography and MBA from the Drucker School of Management.


Adam Huston
UX DEsigner

Adam is a UX Designer from Central Indiana. Prior to Kenzie Academy, Adam freelanced in Indianapolis and Chicago with startups, agencies, non-profits, and more. As a former bike messenger Adam is intimately familiar with Indianapolis’s downtown area, and loves sitting outside with coffee, a camera, and a bike.

The skills I am learning at Kenzie Academy will be directly applicable to the job I will have in the future.
— Jake Berg, Kenzie Academy Graduate, Software Engineer

Thanks to #WOCinTech Chat for the header image.