General Questions

When I join DesignCourse, do I have permanent access?

Yes. When you pay the one time fee to access the course, you're granted access to all current, and future videos, design challenges and interactive tests.

Is there a DesignCourse Certification?

Yes. We offer digital certificates of completion that are hosted on Once you complete all of the modules, you will gain access to a live certificate URL.

Do you offer parity pricing?

Yes. If you are from one of the approved regions, you will see a button to enable parity pricing. This will grant you a percentage off of the purchase price. Please Note: Parity pricing is not available for the Mentor program.

If you are from a region you believe should qualify for parity pricing, please contact us

Can I use Parity Pricing with a VPN?

No. If a VPN is detected, parity pricing is disabled to prevent abuse. If you live in a country that's eligible for parity pricing but use a VPN, please temporarily turn off the VPN while ordering.

UI/UX Course Questions

How does the Mentor program work?

The mentor program is a subscription service that renews every 30 days until you cancel (you can cancel at any time). When you participate in a design challenge module, you're able to submit your Figma prototype URL. At that point, within 3 to 5 days, your work is reviewed in the form of comments, a rating, and sometimes design refactoring by Gary Simon. This feedback is essential and will help give you direct feedback based on your progress as a UI designer.

Can I join Mentor after purchasing the course?

Yes. You can join the base course, and then add on the Mentor program at any time. You can also cancel the Mentor program at any time

Does DesignCourse also teach UX?

The curriculum is primarily focused on UI design, however there are many topics that overlap into UX design. Currently, there are no UX specific topics that pertain to research or testing. We plan to add this in the future.

How long does the UI/UX course last?

This course is self-paced. There are currently over 16 hours of video content, 12 challenge modules, and nearly 40 interactive UI tests.

CSS Course Questions

Do I need to know any HTML or CSS?

You should have a very basic understanding of HTML and CSS before you take the course. You can watch my free 2 hour HTML and CSS Crash Course as a pre-requisite if you're an absolute beginner.

What exactly does the CSS course teach?

There is a strong emphasis on using CSS to build responsive layouts with both Flexbox and the Grid. Each project, challenge, and test has an accompanying Figma design created by Gary Simon. The goal is to take well-polished designs by expert designers, and make them a reality in the browser.

How long does the course take to finish?

There's 8 hours of video, 14 interactive tests, and 6 challenge projects. The time it takes to complete the non-video based modules depends on several factors including how much time you have to devote, your skill level, etc.

What if I need help?

There is an exclusive Discord Server available to members only. You're free to share your code and ask any questions that you have. Access to this discord server is made possible after you purchase the course.

Is there a certificate of completion?

Yes. If you finish all of the required modules, you will gain access to a certificate that is hosted on, with the option of making it public. If you wish to download your certificate, simply visit the certificate page, and go to File->Print, and choose PDF.

Do I need to know any other coding languages?

No. Only HTML and CSS is used. In the final project Sass is used, but to a limited extent and it's explained at a beginner level.

Do I need a special code editor?

Visual Studio Code (VSC) is used throughout the entire course. VSC is 100% free. While it's advisable to use VSC to follow along, you do not have to.

Is there any other software that I need?

You will need a free Figma account. Figma is a UI/UX design tool, and you need an account so that you can access the designs that are taught in the course via HTML and CSS.

I have more questions!

You can use the live chat located on the bottom right of this page, or Contact us.