Flipside 2024

A 3-month industry-led bootcamp introducing the basics of digital product design

Flipside is a 3-month course co-created and co-delivered annually, in partnership with some of the UK's leading digital design agencies who teach modules in the course and set the group project brief, including Beyond (BYND), Made by Many, ustwo, Frog, Normally, and Designit.

Taking place at the Good Growth Hub and the agencies own offices, Flipside enables Londoners aged 18-30 to start a career in the innovative and ever-growing sector of Digital Product Design.

This intensive but practical introduction 'bootcamp' takes place over 12 weeks and is ideal for: anyone with existing design education or experience needing a practical application for their knowledge, or those new to this sector wanting to develop new skills or explore a career path in digital product design. The course has taken place 5 times before and is designed to give its participants foundational technical and practical design skills, networks, and industry insights needed to build digital products for the future

Curriculum and Course benefits include:

  1. Interactive educational workshops
  2. Personal career coaching and a mentor
  3. Group projects that respond to live industry-set briefs
  4. Macbook Pro for the duration of the course
  5. Bursary of £500 (to go towards anything that will support you during your time on the course)

This course is designed to get you into paid work with resilient careers. All participants are guaranteed an interview at a leading design agency, for a junior role paying London Living Wage (LLW) or above, upon completing the course.

  • Eligibility and Application Support

    Who can apply?


    • Aged 18-30.
    • Living in a London borough*.
    • Interested in a career in the digital design sector.


    • Creative problem-solving skills.
    • Interest in learning, or basic knowledge of, design software (InVision) and editing tools (Adobe).
    • Familiarity with design techniques (prototyping).
    • Skills in teamwork, project management, time management, attention to detail, and multitasking.
    • *Priority given to those Living in/ from the London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, and Newham.

    Application Support

    No prior qualifications, experience, or education are needed to be eligible for this course. However, you must evidence an interest or passion for gaining skills or a future career in digital product design.

    Find out more about pathways into careers using our toolkit.

    Read about careers in Digital Product Design

    Need help writing your application? Register to attend our application support sessions, delivered online or in person.

    Join a Creative Connect session

  • Dates and Location

    Key dates:

    • Applications close at 17:00 GMT on Sunday 3 December 2023
    • Group Interview Selection Day on Wednesday 13 December where you'll take part in a collaborative group task, meet the team, and have a chance to ask any questions. Please note that we are unable to offer alternative group interview dates.
    • Flipside starts on Monday 15 January 2024
    • Flipside ends on Wednesday 27 March 2024

    Format and Locations:

    This course takes place over 12 weeks*.

    Sessions take place 3 days a week, Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 5pm.

    A combination of online and in-person sessions take place across London:

Supported by

Flipside was created by A New Direction in 2018 and takes place at the Good Growth Hub. A group of leading agencies commit to teaching the core Flipside curriculum. They take the participants through a series of modules that teach them the basics of digital design. These modules take place at each agency, initiating the Flipsiders to agency life. Agencies supporting Flipside 2024 include:

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  • Dates

    15 January – 27 March 2024

  • Eligibility

    Aged 18-30

  • Number of Places


Programme participants