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What students say

“Rafael helped me develop my design skills with his thoughtful feedback and guidance throughout the Foundations course. I always looked forward to our one-on-one sessions because I knew I would come away with a clear sense of what I could work on and how I could keep getting better. He encouraged me to see design in my everyday life and gave me the confidence to call myself a designer. I am grateful for his insight and I couldn't have asked for a better mentor when starting my UX/UI journey.”

- Alexander K, UX Academy Foundations

“Rafael was my UX academy mentor. From the beginning of the course, he lifted me up and supported me. He assists by offering various information and links to enhance my understanding during the design process. He was always happy to answer my questions and provide me with detailed feedback. I consider myself truly lucky to have him as my UX mentor. It was an honour to work with him. I'm grateful for his advice and assistance! Rafael, you are the best!!!”

- Eden D, UX Academy

“Rafael was an exceptional mentor. I felt really supported and comfortable to make mistakes without judgment. He was really patient with me, especially with assignments that took more than a couple iterations. I really valued his mentorship!”

- Ilana M, UX Research & Strategy

“Rafael is such a great mentor. He was able to provide me with so many resources to help with my UI journey that I was able to utilize immediately. Rafael is also a very patient, empathetic, and understanding mentor who supported me through the ups and downs of this course! Highly recommend him to any student.”

- Abby N, UI Design

“I had Rafael in my UX Foundations course, and it was such a pleasure working with him. He really took the time and effort to respond to every one of my submissions and was very thorough and thoughtful in his responses. I could tell he genuinely cared about me and my work and wanted the best for me. I’m sure he’s this way with any student he takes on. He has a lot of insight into the field of UX/UI and answered any questions I had. Any student who has him is lucky!”

- Yuri C, UX Academy Foundations

“Rafael was very encouraging and helpful, and always sent relevant resources that I could read and save for later.”

- Jesse C, UI Design

“He was a fantastic mentor and it was an absolute pleasure to learn from him! He provided very specific and detailed feedback and very graciously answered the numerous questions I had! He went above and beyond to provide me with resources and support for all of my projects and coursework. He is very wise, and talking to him gave me a lot of perspective about the field of UX Design. It truly was an honor to spend one-on-one time learning from him, and I am very, very thankful for all of his guidance!”

- Kriti S, Design 101

Past students

UX Academy

UX Academy Foundations

Career Services

Design 101

UI Design

UX: Interaction Design

UX Research & Strategy

Rafael is teaching on Designlab

Next courses start July 1st!