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    We’re a group of passionate professionals from a variety of design-related fields, who have come together to build a purely digital design-focused career accelerator called DESIGNATION. Why design? Because as digital environments become larger and larger parts of our everyday lives, we believe design is more important than ever. Join us, and together we’ll design the future.
    HQChicago, US

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    Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)57(-9%)

    Key People/Management at Designation

    Aaron Fazulak

    Aaron Fazulak

    CEO | Co-Founder
    Aaron Fazulak

    Aaron Fazulak

    Zeke Franco

    Zeke Franco

    Co-Founder & UX Instructor
    Will Shandling

    Will Shandling

    Director of Communications and Admissions
    Zeke Franco

    Zeke Franco

    UX and IxD Instructor
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    Designation Office Locations

    Designation has offices in Chicago and St. Louis
    Chicago, US (HQ)
    515 N State St 12th Floor
    St. Louis, US
    St. Louis, MO, USA
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    Designation News and Updates

    Mallinckrodt And NPXe Announce FDA Fast Track Designation For Phase 3 Trial Of Inhaled Xenon Gas Therapy

    STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom and ABINGDON, United Kingdom and BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and NPXe Limited ("NeuroproteXeon" or "NPXe") today announced that the United States Food and...

    Revive Therapeutics Applies To FDA For Orphan Drug Designation of Cannabidiol For Treatment Of Liver Transplantation

    TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV) (OTCQB:RVVTF) (FSE:31R) (“Revive” or the “Company”), a specialty medical cannabis company, today announced that it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) seeking orphan drug…

    Fish & Richardson Earns Mansfield 1.0 Certified Plus Designation from Diversity Lab

    BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson is one of 26 elite "trailblazing" U.S. firms to have earned the highest designation of Mansfield 1.0 Certified Plus from Diversity Lab for having successfully reached at least 30 percent women and minority lawyer representation in a...

    Verisk's Coverage Verifier Contribution Accelerator Receives Ready for Guidewire Designation

    Guidewire customers can now easily submit personal auto history data to Verisk and access tools for more informed underwriting and pricing

    Audentes Announces Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) Designation Granted by the FDA to AT132 for the Treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOLD), a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative gene therapy products for patients living with serious, life-threatening rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food...

    Bertilimumab Granted Orphan Drug Designation for the Treatment of Bullous Pemphigoid

    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: IMNP) (“Immune” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug …
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    Designation Blogs

    The impact of mentorship in launching a design career

    At Designation, our mission is to provide everyone in the program the tools and skills they need to be lifelong learners. Learning is an essential part of every designer’s life—they learn a lot in their previous professional and educational experiences; they learn a massive amount in the program, an…

    Interview with Natalie Parke, UX designer at Vokal

    Natalie Parke is a UX designer at Vokal in Chicago. Before joining Designation in the Xenon Cohort and graduating in 2017, she worked as a law clerk in Los Angeles.   Tell us briefly about your job today. I work for a digital agency in Chicago called Vokal; we offer a range of capabilities from cons…

    Interview with Melvin Latham, UX Designer at UniGroup

    Melvin Latham graduated in 2017 as a UI Designer in the Xenon Cohort. He came to Designation from Memphis, where he worked in charter school education, and currently works as a UX Designer for UniGroup in St. Louis. Tell us briefly about your job today. I’m a UX Designer for QDivision, a technology …

    Interview with Cindy Wang, design researcher at Walgreens

    Before she joined Designation for the Zinc Cohort in 2017, Cindy Wang worked as a life sciences copywriter. Today, she’s a Design Researcher on Walgreens’ in-house team in Chicago.   Tell us briefly about your job today. I’m a Design Researcher at Walgreens. I work on a team with six other design re…

    Designation Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Designation founded?

      Designation was founded in 2013.

    • Who are Designation key executives?

      Designation's key executives are Aaron Fazulak, Aaron Fazulak and Zeke Franco.

    • How many employees does Designation have?

      Designation has 57 employees.

    • Who are Designation competitors?

      Competitors of Designation include Disruption Institute, Code Core bootcamp and Coder Foundry.

    • Where is Designation headquarters?

      Designation headquarters is located at 515 N State St 12th Floor, Chicago.

    • Where are Designation offices?

      Designation has offices in Chicago and St. Louis.

    • How many offices does Designation have?

      Designation has 2 offices.