The UX Design Institute doubled revenues in 2019 as student numbers increased two-fold in the same period.
The company recorded revenues of €2.67 million in a year that saw steady growth in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa. 73 per cent of students enrolled in its Professional Diploma in UX Design course are now from outside Ireland.
The Irish company, set up by UX design veteran Colman Walsh in 2013, is based in Dublin and last year made 10 new hires. This year it plans to increase employee numbers further by expanding its product and marketing teams.
“2019 was a great year for the company,” says Colman Walsh., CEO and founder of the UX Design Institute. “The business grew significantly. We’re expanding into new markets and most importantly we are getting great feedback from graduates who are starting new careers as UX professionals.
“Behind all of this is a surge in demand for UX skills right across the globe. Good design is now a top priority for many companies. But there aren’t enough qualified designers to meet the demand. Our courses look to solve that, to bridge the skills gap and to offer people a more fulfilling career while doing it.”
Recent research from the Institute in conjunction with recruitment company Morgan McKinley highlighted a threefold increase in UX design jobs in the past 5 years in Ireland.
By 2024, it is estimated that the tech industry in EMEA will need 580,000 UX designers in order to keep pace with the growth of software development. The market is estimated to be worth €1.5 billion by next year.
User experience (UX) design helps organisations make better quality digital products. According to LinkedIn, UX design features among the top hard skills companies need most in 2020.
The UX Design Institute’s Professional Diploma in UX Design is the world’s only university credit-rated online UX course. It runs over 6 months and graduates see it as a vital step in developing their UX skills and boosting their employability.