Become a (better) designer here

Both student and professional designers grow stronger through the one-on-one mentorship and feedback provided at New Pragmatic.

A flexible, online path for personal growth

Design curriculum that’s available for everyone

You’ll always be able to access the curriculum produced by New Pragmatic for free. No paywalls. Ever.

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Dedicated one-on-one mentorship every week

Meet with your mentor for an hour each week to maintain progress and customize your path through the program.

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Video feedback, delivered every weekday

Mentorship isn't limited to weekly meetings, as you'll receive written or video-based feedback daily to amplify your growth.

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Meet your design mentor, Chris Courtney

An award-winning designer and instructor with over 20 years of design experience, Chris has led or created design courses at Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago,, and In 2019, Chris founded New Pragmatic to create an affordable alternative to expensive university and bootcamp options.

When you sign-up for New Pragmatic, all feedback and one-on-one mentorship sessions are conducted by Chris.

Student testimonials

“Not only is Chris extraordinarily talented and a competent mentor/teacher, he goes above and beyond in ensuring his apprentices achieve success.”

Marta Fieweger

UX Designer at mcgarrybowen

“My design skills flourished under Chris’s mentorship. With his help, I pushed beyond my comfort zone and developed a design process.”

Ben Howard

Experience Design Lead at PNC

“Chris Courtney is exactly what you would expect of a dedicated, supportive and encouraging mentor, and then some.”

Zoë Chinonso Ene

Designer at Microsoft

At New Pragmatic, everything is focused on design...

Intro to Product Design

Push beyond the typical visual trappings of what design is to understand what modern design can be.

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User Experience Design

A project-based course covering at least 18 different UX methods together to produce research-driven solutions.

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Interface Design

Trust is established with users through reliable interactions that solve problems while being easy to use.

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... and mentorship is only $349.00 a month!

Monthly mentorship at New Pragmatic features weekly one-on-one sessions and daily feedback with Chris Courtney. The entire program is structured to deliver the support and flexibility you need — without the financial stress of a bootcamp.