What is Wix?
Wix is a leading cloud-based development platform trusted by over 180 million people, brands, and agencies. With advanced features like retina-ready media galleries, unlimited fonts and sophisticated design effects, you have the freedom to design your website exactly the way you want.
What is Wix Playground?
Wix Playground is dedicated to celebrating design culture and freedom, giving creatives the tools they need to grow, connect, and experiment. Promoting fresh and bright voices, Wix Playground provides our community of multidisciplinary designers insights to shape their online presence using Wix’s professional design capabilities.
What is Wix Playground Academy Europe - ONLINE edition?
For the last 3 years we have run an intensive web design program taught by industry-leading experts in NYC. Since moving online in 2020 due to COVID19, we’re excited to bring the academy to Europe! The 1st European edition starts this Winter.
What are the dates of the Winter program?
The program starts January 4th 2021 and will end January 29th 2021.
Where will the program be held and how often do we meet?
Program will take place via Zoom. Students will meet 5 times a week between 5-9 PM CET.
Who are the teachers?
To be announced. In the past, we’ve hosted Wix professionals, guest lecturers and award-winning designers including Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman, Alexandra Zsigmond, Adam Kurtz, Nicole Ginelli and Hagit Kaufman.
How is the program structured?
Wix Playground Academy is jam-packed with lectures, workshops and supported throughout with personal mentoring sessions.
Week 1 - Overview and web design basics, responsive theory and personal branding
Week 2 - Development of personal portfolios, UX, code and EditorX
Week 3 - Mocks and animation skills for optimal project presentation
Week 4 - Finalize projects, mobile design, QA and final presentation and portfolio review
What will we learn during the program?
The main focus will be to develop your online portfolio and presence, enhance your web design skills, learn how to showcase and promote your work and experience unique lectures, workshops and more.
Develop a user-centered approach to interaction design while creating and implementing a style guide for site components.
Learn how to implement database collections, add custom forms and change site behavior.
Create content-rich websites
Learn different tools and to skills to have an optimal project presentation
Learn how to create timelines for projects, scopes and deadlines.
Get advice from professional content writers on how to write good representative text.
Learn how to do inspiration research and identify visual trends.
What is the application process?
You can apply if you’re 18+, a design school student, a freelance designer, or if you work in design-related fields. To apply, submit your portfolio. Successful applicants will be called for a short interview. Portfolios built with Wix will have an advantage.
How much does the program cost?
Wix sponsors the program entirely.
How do I create my Wix portfolio website?
First choose a template or start from scratch. Customize your portfolio exactly the way you want and Publish to go live. Include a link to your Wix portfolio in your application form.
Start creating your Wix portfolio now
What do I need to prepare?
You just need to bring your laptop, a quiet and comfortable workstation. We also recommend having an extra monitor. Any additional software will be provided by us.
Great, how do I apply?
Fill out the application form with a link to your design portfolio and tell us a bit about your design experience and expectations.