Design to Grow

For designers looking to build their unique portfolio and grow their network. D2G is a 10-week cohort-based accelerator program to help you become industry-ready & land your first design job 📅 Upcoming 2nd Cohort: Oct 2022

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What they will not tell you in College or Bootcamp:

That cracking a job is a skill

That design skills are not enough to get a job

That you need a digital presence to excel in the digital era

That good project and a good portfolio are not the same

That good companies are looking for team players

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The secret to starting a Rockstar Design Career...

...is simply to treat yourself as a business! The strategies, tools, and principles that work in the business can also be used to help us find success in our own creative careers. It took me some time to realise the importance of this comparison to a business, but everything changed after that. Here are a few steps on how it works and this is also the core of our curriculum at Design to Grow Program

Career capital is the skill required to survive in the industry. But this is not limited to learning software and tools. This involves rare and valuable skills that will help you stand out in the market. Here are some of the rare and valuable skills for designers 👉Understanding the business aspect 👉Ability to correlate subjects & learnings 👉Creative confidence 👉Good Communication skills 👉Remarkable digital persona

The combination of your talents, interests, and passions makes you different from everyone else. If you are genuine about it, the employer is likely to sense it. Create a brand on these traits to showcase them better. Your personal brand is your past, present, and future idea of you. It is what people think, feel, and say about you when you are not in the room and what you believe about yourself.

Simply put, let people talk about you and your skills. To achieve this, create value for your audience. Here are some methods to create value for your audience 👉 Write Blog 👉 Create videos 👉 Podcasts

"Your Network is your Networth". Learn to make connections with humans (not just on LinkedIn). Networking is an umbrella term which covers so many other skills like 👉 Good Communication 👉 Empathy 👉 Confidence

based on this simple observation we designed an awesome curriculum to help you get started in the design industry

📚 D2G Curriculum

Understanding oneself is the prerequisite to starting a career as a problem-solver aka designer! In the first phase of the D2G program, you'll introspect and answer a lot of questions yourself. We will make sure this exercise is fun and exciting! This is going to be the base of the D2G program.

Building a brand is building authenticity! It is about creating value for your audience. You can not fake it! In weeks 3 & 4, we will understand the nuances of building your brand. We will meet some cool designers to learn about their brand-building journey.

A good project is not a good portfolio. So, what are the ingredients of a good portfolio? Well, a portfolio is your personality! We will dive into creating a piece of work that is unique and that represents you! This is going to be fun!

"Your Network is your Net Worth" In these two weeks, we will learn to project ourselves to the world. Gone are the days when creative beings used to work in a closed room and wait for their work to speak for them. It's a noisy world out there, we need to learn to make ourselves heard. We will learn to grow our professional network.

The preparation part is over. You are ready to start your design career. You'll have the confidence to ace the design interview and crack your first job!

You have the road map to ace the design industry. But, we will guide you to each step and assist you to find a job. You can get your portfolio review and ask for a mock interview at any point. And, once you start your career, we will request you to come back to the community and guide future aspirants.

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What you get with D2G Program

The course fee is ₹ 34,000. But, we are offering this course with 100% Scholarship.

10-week Program + 180 Days of Job Assistance

Curated Networking Sessions

Masterclasses with Industry Experts

Templates and frameworks

Community workshops

Mastermind Sessions

Access to Kaphal Campus

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Is the Kaphal D2G Program right for you?

Join D2G if you:

👉 Have at least 1 project ready 👉 Love to interact with fellow designers 👉 Want to learn the hacks to enter the design industry with self-learning

D2G is not fit if you:

👉 Have zero knowledge or experience in design (see tracks below) 👉 Don’t believe in peer-to-peer and community learning 👉 You don’t think you’ll be able to exchange your time, knowledge, and support with others in the Kaphal community

What does a month look like at Kaphal D2G

D2G demands 8-10 hours of commitment per week. Dive into the tasks diligently to see the desired results. The community will be there for you at each step.

Accelerate your career through specialized tracks

Take your knowledge, skills, and confidence to a whole new level

UX-UI
For aspiring product designers who want to level up their skills, and create personal brands, an impactful portfolio ̶₹̶ ̶3̶4̶,̶0̶0̶0̶
₹ 10,000 + 18% GST
  • 10-week Program + 180 Days of Job Assistance
  • Curated Networking Sessions
  • Masterclasses with Industry Experts
  • Templates and frameworks
  • Community workshops
  • Mastermind Sessions
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
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Graphic
For aspiring communication designers who need full guidance on creating the projects and putting them together.
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Animation
For aspiring animators and motion designers looking to level up their skills and land their first design job.
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Who should apply?

D2G is not a bootcamp preparing oven-ready designers

College Students

You are early in your career or a self-taught designer and are looking to kickstart your design career

Entreprenuers

You own a business or a freelancer and want to be in control of your next product

Designers

You are already working as a designer for a firm and want to join as a First Designer in a startup.

Engineers

You have done your part working as a backend engineer and want to switch your career to design.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.

Everything can be learned on the internet. We would encourage you to create at least one project before enrolling for the D2G Program. To start with, you can enrol in our free UX-UI email course. Just follow the instructions to create your first project.

Absolutely! As long as you have a project ready and are willing to pursue a career in design you are eligible to apply. Starting your industry-oriented preparation in college will give you a headstart.

The course fee is ₹ 34,000. But, right now we are offering this course at ₹ 10,000

The whole idea of the D2G program is to get you ready for the challenges in the creative industry. We do not believe in portraying a rosy picture! So, No! We do not guarantee a job for you but we will help you get one if you are ready to work for it. We will help you acquire all the skills necessary to crack a job. D2G will make you confident to crack a job!

10-12 hours per week. This includes zoom sessions, meeting other learners 1:1, and mastermind sessions. All the live sessions will be in the evening except the guest-speaker sessions. The guest-speaker session may depend on his/her availability.

For the first cohort, we have fixed the spots to 15. The next cohort size will be 3x.

Yes. Working on your career is never early. D2G program will give you insight and clear objectives of what you want to achieve as a designer. Please remember, that you should have at least one project ready.

Become a designer you would hire

We have limited seats in each cohort, apply early to fix your spot