Frequently asked questions

How much time will this take?

You can finish your plan in 1 day✌️. 

You can sit down on a Saturday and get it over with, or spread the steps out across a bit of a longer period. All good! 

What will I get out of this?

A tangible, adjustable plan for your coming work years. You will love your design career (even more) and take good care of it. 

According to our friend Tom, ‘that’s absolutely critical‘.

How does it work?

The app runs in any browser. Sign up & start directly. It’s all guided, so you’ll always know exactly what to do.

Start with the Ideator to sketch, collect and evaluate your career ideas.
If you have an idea you love, you can use the Builder to design a plan towards your goal.

Here’s a video of the Ideator in action.

Am I too senior/junior for this?

If you have some years of work ahead of you and you want to make the best of it, then you’re not too senior. You’re probably too junior if you don’t have any work experience yet.

What's the difference between the Ideator and the Builder?

The Ideator gets you started. It’s a fun way to create tangible ideas for what’s next in your career, so they won’t get tangled up or lost.

The Builder helps you to create a plan for your best career idea. When it’s tangible, it’s easy to get motivated by it, remember it and adjust it.

What types of designers is this for?

Designers from all levels and types of design can do this. If you know the basics of the design process then you’ll be able to turn your career into a design project.

People who use DESIGNLADDER lead and/or create in these fields of design:

  • UX/UI design
  • Brand design
  • Product design
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
  • Fashion design
  • Game design
  • Toy design
  • Packaging design
  • Corporate design
  • Communication design
  • Graphic design
  • Animation design
I love serendipity! Can I still be opportunistic?

Hell yeah! DESIGNLADDER will give you a clear view on the experience you want to collect, work you want to do and things you want to develop. This will make it easier for you to spot and grab opportunities. 

What are recurring topics in the app?

Some topics you’ll come across:

  • Design career
  • Opportunity
  • Tangible vs in your head
  • Growth
  • Idea
  • Vision
  • Goal
  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Design leadership
  • And much more.
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Should companies / bosses provide this?

Companies can pay for this as they benefit big time from employees who know what they want and why they chose their job. 

No matter who pays: all data will always be owned by the person who’s creating a plan.

Can companies / bosses have access?

Not unless you, as an individual designer, decide to talk about it.
We applaud that, as we believe that sharing goals and plans is essential to good professional relationships. 

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How much does it cost?

Ideator is totally free.

Builder is €49 once. 

Find out all about this stuff on our pricing page.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Credit Cards and Paypal.

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