Become a UX Mentor

As you progress in your career, it becomes crucial to communicate design decisions smoothly. This means advocating design to business, product, and technology partners. Even though you may be confident in your knowledge, design leadership can be a tough learning curve.

By becoming a mentor, you will be able to sharpen your leadership skills. You will be to provide feedback that’ll set your mentee up for success. In doing so, you’ll gain the experience of giving clear and actionable feedback. Working with junior designers will allow you to exercise the skill of deconstructing design principles.

UX Tree Mentorship Programme will give you the opportunity to change somebody else’s life, and to give back to the community.

👉 Read about Top 5 benefits of becoming a Mentor

Application Process for Mentors

We will only take into consideration following:

Mentors with >3 years of experience in UX

Mentors willing to meet their Mentees >8 hours during the program

Mentors who are excellent English speakers

The UX Mentorship Programme will begin in September 2022 and conclude in January 2023.

1st July 2022

Applications opening date

10th August 2022

Applications closing date

25th August 2022

Mentor Selections announcing date

1st September 2022

Programme starting date

Benefits for Mentors

The Programme will be completely free for all Mentors, with the following benefits included:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Mentor Meetups 
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Lifetime access to our Community
  • Info about our Events and Conferences
  • Opportunity to be a speaker on one of our Conferences
  • Swag bag

💡 42% of our Mentors got promoted in their role  during or straight after completing the Mentorship Program

Mentor Application Form

Plan and project

The program will be fully virtual, so meetings between you and your Mentee will take place using web conferencing software such as Slack and Zoom. During the program, you’ll be giving design feedback to your Mentee.

Finding your perfect match

The process will go as follows:

  • we’ll review your application
  • we’ll schedule a short interview through Zoom, discussing the objectives you hope to achieve in the program and your educational and career background
  • you will be matched with a mentee based on your experience and skills your potential Mentee wants to learn.

Passing requirements

In order to complete the program and obtain the certificate, Mentors will have to:

Ensure your Mentee is not diverting from the original assignment

Ensure your mentee submits the case study

Upon finishing, provide the feedback on the program by completing an evaluation form

Become a Mentor

đź’ˇ Did you know that 100% of our Mentors have reported significant improvement in their Leadership and Communication skills after finishing up with the UX Tree Mentorship Programme?

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and improving your skills, fill in the application form below:

Mentor Application Form

Testimonials from Mentors

Eoin Smith
"The mentorship program was a wonderful opportunity for both myself and my mentee. While the specific task of the program was to create a UX case study, I was able to get to know my mentee of the past few months and work out their career goals and hopefully set them on the right path in UX. I also got to work on honing more of my leadership skills along the way. "
---- Eoin Smith, Senior UX Designer @ ESW

"I really enjoyed the program, it is a great feeling to be able to give people advice and encouragement to get to the next step of their career. I found it really difficult when I started in UX and ended up doing lots of courses just to get my foot in the door so this program is perfect for people who are starting in UX design. I was a little disappointed with the level of commitment my mentee had with the course, it was a shame because he has a lot of potential but was just busy with work. This may have been due to him already being employed and not being as motivated as others who were looking for work."
---- Colin Sharkey, UX Designer & Developer @ Hertz

"I really enjoyed giving feedback and advice to my mentee. I learned some interesting tips from her about XD and prototyping."
---- James O'Brien, Senior Product Designer @ TestReach

"The UX mentorship program will bring a mentor close to someone (re)starting their career now. I remembered the difficulties of getting the first UX job. It helped me empathise and, in a way, challenge/question/refresh my way of thinking."
---- Mike Markoglou, Product Designer @ Buymie

"The UX Tree Mentorship Program helped me a lot. It made me open my previous research, study again to be prepared for any questions my Mentee would have and observed how the other Mentees worked through the process. I was so impressed of the other Mentees's UX research, procedure and design!!"
---- Mary Ioannou, Freelance UX & Graphic designer

"UX Tree is the platform that pairs junior designers with seasoned professionals like myself who bring all of their experience to the table. If you’re looking for a UX design course that will build a strong foundation for the rest of your career, UX Tree might just be the right place!"
---- Katarina Hrgovic, Senior UX Designer @ Bord Gais

"I really loved being a part of the program. It felt great to meet designers in different industries and I loved working with my mentee. After having recently gone through the job search process myself, it gave me a huge amount of happiness trying to help someone who is in the same position that I was in. The whole experience was super well organised and planned, Valentina had really thought of everything! From the kick-off calls, to the milestones, to the communication channels! It was an amazing experience :) One suggestion I would have is potentially creating resources for the job search and applications. With my mentee we touched upon CVs and interview techniques and l think it can be super insightful information."
---- Harriet Atherton, Product Designer @ Radically Digital