Convert next-level knowledge into creative confidence & killer solutions.

This advanced UX course is perfect for practicing designers who want to level up their skills, leaving everyday UX basics behind to acquire secret weapons of design mastery.

  • ᴹᴼᴰᵁᴸᴱ ¹
    Advanced UX
    (4 sessions)

    Adopt a code of ethics, recommend product strategy, improve your facilitation, and present your ideas like a boss.

  • ᴹᴼᴰᵁᴸᴱ ²
    Advanced UI
    (2 sessions)

    Apply psychological principles, shortcut your way to great layouts, and construct killer design systems.

  • ᴹᴼᴰᵁᴸᴱ ³ + ᴹᴼᴰᵁᴸᴱ ⁴
    Mindset & career
    (4 sessions)

    Strengthen your leadership skills, then craft a stellar portfolio and pocket some pivotal career strategies.

  • Highly interactive

    Built-in time for conversation and workshops, with breakout rooms and peer reviews for tight feedback loops.

  • Smaller is better

    Small class sizes maximize instructor face time, encourage conversations, and promote collaboration and connection.

  • Designed from research

    Created from the needs of hundreds of designers and decades of industry experience.

287 students | 4,000+ hours mentoring | 962 hours instruction

Instructional team

Matthew Reiswig

Instructor | Skiier | Jargon Hater

Matthew Reiswig is a trusted expert in design, branding, and UX. With his love for user experience methodologies and beautiful design, he has excelled in many roles including owner, partner, creative director, and strategist in some of the most talented design teams in the country. Over his 20+ years of experience, he's had the privilege of working with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including ESPN, CVS, and Toyota.

As a long-time lecturer and mentor, Reiswig is always aiming for others to cultivate the best of themselves. He has been an instructor for General Assembly's part-time User Experience Design course for six years.

Jason Wilson

Teaching Assistant | Snowboarder | Game show chef

Jason Wilson is a UX/UI Designer with a passion for helping users love the products they interact with. He's been a designer for three years and has worked at companies of various sizes, from startup to enterprise. He's currently a UX/UI Designer for VP Corp in Denver, CO, where he focuses on everything from user journeys to creating design systems for brands like Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and more.

Wilson's goal is to constantly grow as a designer and to encourage others to do the same by helping them hone in on the skills they need to advance to the next step in their career journey.

Welcome to Backpack!

What former students are saying

“I can't recommend a teacher more highly. The guy is a scholar and a wizard. Grateful to be connected to him.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt was awesome! I don't think I've had someone as passionate about the field of UX as he is. He's not just passionate about the work or the craft, but also the philosophy, meaning, and responsibility that ought to be a part of design. His feedback was practical and actionable.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Our teacher is a realist, in the most compelling way. You can't manufacture motivation. He brings real experience to class and sets realistic expectations. This class feels more authentic than any other class I've taken.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt is very kind, attentive, and supportive. He has a wonderful, positive energy. He's a great teacher.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt is extremely personable and engaging in class. I really enjoy his teaching style and how he emphasizes important concepts and pushes us to problem solve/think outside the box.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt Reiswig is a very large part of why I have been impressed with this course. His ability to engage with students on a personal and professional level, while educating and making it fun along the way has been huge.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt's great. He brought the content to life with real world experience and helpful insights, which was the most valuable part of the class for me.”

Former Student, General Assembly

“Matt is awesome - plain and simple. His expertise, humor, accessibility, organization, and passion made learning in this class easy and fun. There are short and sweet lessons that I learned from him that I expect I will carry with my for the rest of my career.”

Former Student, General Assembly

This course is for you if:

  • You're a motivated and dedicated design professional.

  • You've taken a bootcamp and you want the next step.

  • You're ready to transform into a true problem solver

  • You're stuck in a rut and set to redesign your career.

  • You're looking for a promotion and need a boost.

Pricing options

Enrollment closed.
Watch for our next cohort Spring 2023.


  • What's the time commitment each week?

    We recommend planning to spend 5-10 hours per week outside of class on course exercises.

  • How many people are in each cohort?

    Our maximum is 20.

  • What if I don't like the course?

    You can request a full refund at any time.

  • What if I live outside the United States?

    Everyone is welcome! However, be prepared for instruction in conversational English and class times in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

  • Will I earn a certificate?

    You sure will! Feel free to hang it prominently behind your desk so everyone can see it on your Zoom meetings.

  • What does my tuition cover?

    24 hours of live remote class time, unlimited access to your instructor(s), Backpack community access, bespoke resource recommendations, class recordings, peer reviews, and expert recorded analysis of your course work.

  • Are there any prerequisites?

    You must have completed a bootcamp beginner course -or- currently be designing. Text us at 720-588-8678 or message us on LinkedIn if you'd like to schedule a free consult to discuss your readiness.

  • What are my financing options?

    Upon checkout, students may choose to pay in full -or- finance for six months.

  • Can I ask more questions?

    Yes! Feel free to schedule a 1-on-1 consult with us. Or text us at 720-588-8678. Or connect with us on LinkedIn and message us. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

Upcoming courses

Jan - Feb, 2023 (Dates TBD) | Save my seat
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