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Lead Designer Fellowship

Learn from design leaders. Join a community of senior designers. Get promoted or find your dream job in design.

Next cohort starts on June 23.

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OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

You're a senior designer and are ready to take the next big step. You want to

Take your seat at the table

Demonstrate the strategic value that your design will bring to stakeholders

Mentor people effectively

Understand essential skills required to mentor a small team of designers

Unlock your dream career opportunities

Find your dream job as a senior designer or get promoted in your current company as a senior designer

Find your community of like-minded designers

Be a part of a community of senior designers and learn from their experiences

MENTORS

Save precious time. Learn directly from expert practitioners

Identify your gaps and opportunities from senior design and product leaders

Abhinit Tiwari
Abhinit Tiwari

Head of Design

Erika Hall
Erika Hall

Design strategist and consultant

Meredith Black
Meredith Black

Co-Founder

Sameer Bhiwani
Sameer Bhiwani

User Experience Leader

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Design Manager

Tom Greever
Tom Greever

Product Strategy and UX Design,

Matt Wallaert
Matt Wallaert

Head of Behavioral Science

Koel C
Koel C

Design consultant - TwentyNine Design

CURRICULUM

A curriculum designed to match your ambition.

Improve your skills through interactive roleplay, hands-on lessons and projects that prepare you for the real world.

Communicate the value of design to business stakeholders. Learn how to leverage design to differentiate your business from the competition.

Define vision and identify how design can help differentiate your product. Ensure product development is solving validated user needs.

Understand your key stakeholders and identify their priorities. Learn to communicate the value of design to engineering, product, and marketing stakeholders.

Learn how to coach your teammates, motivate them, have difficult conversations, provide feedback, and get them to do their best work.

Plan a research brief, recruit users, and plan the logistics for your research team. Use research techniques like A/B testing, contextual inquiry, surveys to gather information about user needs and their contexts. Evaluate the usability of your product to improve your product experience.

Make use of frameworks to easily start integrating behavioral science, no matter where you are in the design process. Understand how to apply behavioral science and emotional aspects of human behavior to design habit-forming products.

Identify key design metrics and effectively measure and improve the performance of your design team. Establish guidelines to document and manage deliverables to ensure better alignment and a smoother design workflow

Get access to our comprehensive curriculum for further reading

TIMELINE

Designed to fit in your busy schedule

Spend anywhere between 1-2 hours on weekdays and 3-4 hours on weekends

SAT
SUN-THUR
FRI
Live Masterclass

A live and interactive masterclass where you’ll learn through discussions with mentors, role-playing, and reflective exercises for every module

Live
Immersion Work

Browse through curated videos and articles. Attempt design exercises to be more prepared when you speak to an industry leader at the end of the module.

Self work
Q & A Session

Ask your queries & present your work to industry experts to get personalised feedback for every module

Live
Community

Join fellow senior designers in discussing modules for the week

Peer to Peer

Scholarships at Ownpath

Scholarships

All fellows at ownpath are eligible for scholarships. Based on your performance, earn back a part of your fee towards the end of the program.

Win upto ₹20,000

You'll be eligible for a scholarship based on following criteria:
  • Based on prior work experience
  • Your participation in the program
  • Getting hired with a hiring partner

FEES

Investing in yourself is the best kind of investment

The program will pay for itself by helping you grow into a more advanced role

Introductory Pricing

Upskill Track

For designers looking to go deeper in craft and improve their current skills.

₹1,50,000

Incl GST. Friendly EMIs available.

  • Live masterclasses with design leaders
  • Live review sessions to get feedback
  • 2 one-on-one meetings with senior design leaders
  • Community events with industry experts
  • Access to curated resources
  • Exclusive access to our design community on Discord
  • Win scholarships upto ₹20,000
Apply

MENTORS

Save precious time. Learn directly from expert practitioners

Identify your gaps and opportunities from senior design and product leaders

Abhinit Tiwari
Abhinit Tiwari

Head of Design

Erika Hall
Erika Hall

Design strategist and consultant

Meredith Black
Meredith Black

Co-Founder

Sameer Bhiwani
Sameer Bhiwani

User Experience Leader

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Design Manager

Tom Greever
Tom Greever

Product Strategy and UX Design,

Matt Wallaert
Matt Wallaert

Head of Behavioral Science

Koel C
Koel C

Design consultant - TwentyNine Design

CURRICULUM

A curriculum designed to match your ambition.

Improve your skills through interactive roleplay, hands-on lessons and projects that prepare you for the real world.

Communicate the value of design to business stakeholders. Learn how to leverage design to differentiate your business from the competition.

Define vision and identify how design can help differentiate your product. Ensure product development is solving validated user needs.

Understand your key stakeholders and identify their priorities. Learn to communicate the value of design to engineering, product, and marketing stakeholders.

Learn how to coach your teammates, motivate them, have difficult conversations, provide feedback, and get them to do their best work.

Plan a research brief, recruit users, and plan the logistics for your research team. Use research techniques like A/B testing, contextual inquiry, surveys to gather information about user needs and their contexts. Evaluate the usability of your product to improve your product experience.

Make use of frameworks to easily start integrating behavioral science, no matter where you are in the design process. Understand how to apply behavioral science and emotional aspects of human behavior to design habit-forming products.

Identify key design metrics and effectively measure and improve the performance of your design team. Establish guidelines to document and manage deliverables to ensure better alignment and a smoother design workflow

Get access to our comprehensive curriculum for further reading

TIMELINE

Designed to fit in your busy schedule

Spend anywhere between 1-2 hours on weekdays and 3-4 hours on weekends

SAT
SUN-THUR
FRI
Live Masterclass

A live and interactive masterclass where you’ll learn through discussions with mentors, role-playing, and reflective exercises for every module

Live
Immersion Work

Browse through curated videos and articles. Attempt design exercises to be more prepared when you speak to an industry leader at the end of the module.

Self work
Q & A Session

Ask your queries & present your work to industry experts to get personalised feedback for every module

Live
Community

Join fellow senior designers in discussing modules for the week

Peer to Peer

Scholarships at Ownpath

Scholarships

All fellows at ownpath are eligible for scholarships. Based on your performance, earn back a part of your fee towards the end of the program.

Win upto ₹20,000

You'll be eligible for a scholarship based on following criteria:
  • Based on prior work experience
  • Your participation in the program
  • Getting hired with a hiring partner

FEES

Investing in yourself is the best kind of investment

The program will pay for itself by helping you grow into a more advanced role

Introductory Pricing

Upskill Track

For designers looking to go deeper in craft and improve their current skills.

₹1,50,000

Incl GST. Friendly EMIs available.

  • Live masterclasses with design leaders
  • Live review sessions to get feedback
  • 2 one-on-one meetings with senior design leaders
  • Community events with industry experts
  • Access to curated resources
  • Exclusive access to our design community on Discord
  • Win scholarships upto ₹20,000
Apply

Highlights from our Design Management Program for Gojek

Ownpath ran a program on Design Management for 11 senior designers at Gojek with a 4/5 star average review.

The program featured design leaders such as Kristin Skinner (Co-Author of Org Design for Design Orgs), Meredith Black (co-author of Design Ops Handbook), and Sameer Bhiwani (UX Leader, Google) as mentors.

Here's what they had to say about the program:

Abhinit Tiwari image
Abhinit Tiwari  

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had a great time working with them. Highly recommended! :D https://t.co/VcdhRV4YB3

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Sameer Bhiwani  

🧠 As an Ownpath coach, I found this program’s format to be really engaging with a whole lot to offer learners.

🚀 Ownpath is going places, highly recommended! https://t.co/YHkvfYoTKN

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Fatema Raja  

Can’t express how much about design management I learnt with @ownpath_xyz ♥️

To all the aspiring UX designers out there! https://t.co/fqupqznDCT

Kristin Skinner image
Kristin Skinner  

I kicked off the year leading a Masterclass on Design Management with the stellar team @ownpath_xyz and now we're following up with a Q&A for Design Leaders. Join us! https://t.co/IRKGL9wxSM

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This program is primarily for senior designers with 4-7 years of experience and who are aspiring to lead digital product design teams and/or projects at bigger design teams. If you’re a designer with less than 4 years of experience but are already managing a few designers, you’re still welcome to apply.

The program has been designed to accommodate busy schedules. In order to get the most out of the program, we recommend spending 4-6 hours a week between live masterclasses, hands-on workshops, and networking with fellow senior designers.

A typical week post onboarding will involve you in:

  • Project work that you and your team member will work on
  • Hands-on workshops and curated resources to help you learn new concepts
  • A live, interactive masterclass with senior design practitioners
  • Community events with your cohort mates and mentors to discuss your challenges and learnings

If you’re looking to primarily upskill on product design, we recommend that you check out our Product Design Fellowship program.

All of our sessions are live and interactive. You can however access the recording of the sessions after they have taken place.

Your profile is shared with our hiring partners in the ownpath hiring network with whom you’ll be interviewing for roles.

What’s better, you also stand a chance to win a scholarship if you get hired by one of our scholarship partners!

You should be able to get your company to fund this program as this program will help you drive more impact on your team.

Wondering if this program is a right fit for you?

Schedule a call with us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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