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What students say

“In addition to providing very constructive feedback on my assignments, Maria also was extremely knowledgeable about design industry resources that were applicable to the course and beyond.”

- Ben H, UX: Interaction Design

“I enjoyed working with Maria! She provided me with a lot of very helpful information for how to transition my existing design career into UI/UX design.”

- Lauren M, UI Design

“Maria is an excellent mentor. She offers intelligent advice and positive encouragement, and will happily answer any questions you may have regarding the course or your own work. She has helped to provide a positive experience throughout this course!”

- Adam B, UI Design

“Maria was very helpful and I really appreciate her expertise and knowledge. She's laid back, but gives advice and direction well. It was definitely a pleasure having her as a mentor.”

- Jon L, Design 101

“Maria is a rockstar. She deeply knows her subject, is excellent at communicating it, and has a very professional demeanor. She provides me with a plethora of rich resources and has shared so much of what is important to know to get a feel for the field. I did not have to prompt her. She comes to the calls ready to impart wisdom and experience and to provide value. Thank you Maria!”

- Victoria W, Design 101

“Maria was very helpful and really gave me great feedback and went through the process with me. I could ask her anything and she always gave me extra resources to read if I wanted to learn more.”

- Rebecka F, UI Design

“She's great ! best mentor! Thank you DesignLab!”

- João D, UX: Interaction Design

“Maria is a wealth of knowledge! She knows exactly what she’s talking about and has the ability to teach and break down concepts really well! She understands that every student is different and always ensures you not to compare yourself with other people. I always enjoy my session with her; she really is in it for the students. Helpful, creative, and supportive. You’ll walk away confident in your ability after this class!”

- Vanvisa M, Design 101

“Maria is super great. If you could choose your mentor I’d 100% recommend her.”

- Aaron C, Design 101

“Maria has been a huge help and very clear and thorough with her feedback. I've really appreciated everything she's done and she's gone above and beyond to help me with the design process and how it relates to the work I do. She was always eager to give advice and great feedback. Thank you very much, Maria.”

- Richard M, Design 101

“Maria was helpful and provided extra resources to help supplement the course material. She also answer any questions I had”

- Jing Z, Design 101

“Maria was great & definitely the best part about the course. she was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in setting me on the right direction :) ”

- Sultana N, Design 101

“Very enthusiastic! She loves to tell about her own experiences in the field which is awesome! She talks outside the scope of the exercises and likes talking general UX talk. Overall a great mentor, who really helpt me understand all the parts of the course where I struggled with. ”

- Linus H, UX Research & Strategy

“Maria is a true asset to Designlab! She is patient, friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable about her profession and the topics covered. I was honored to have the opportunity to work with her.”

- Matthew D, Design 101

“Always showed dynamism, always answered my questions.”

- Patrick L, UX Research & Strategy

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Past students

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Maria is teaching on Designlab

Next courses start June 2nd!