Posts Categorized: Entrepreneurship

49ers’ Video Producer Founds Midnight Express in Less Than 10 Days

Meet Michael Horton, a UX Design Grad! Before Bloc: Video Producer for the San Francisco 49ers After Bloc: Entrepreneur Michael came into Bloc as a video producer for the San Francisco 49ers with the goal to become a freelance designer. His interest in graphic design sparked when he helped his friend develop an app, but… Read more »

Jiff Inc’s Director of Engineering Shares Career Advice for Developers

Falko Buttler is currently Director of Engineering at Jiff Inc., a digital healthcare startup in Palo Alto, CA. He has 12 years of software development experience across web and mobile development, and is the founder of CaloryGuard – the top-grossing calorie-tracking app in the German iOS app store. In addition to his full time role… Read more »

Bloc Apprentice Launches SpareTime and Do

During his Bloc apprenticeship, Łukasz Kowalski was promoted from UX Designer to Project Manager, and then again to iOS Developer at his firm. Along with these exciting promotions, Łukasz has been working on several of his own app projects, including Do and SpareTime. “Do” has publicly shared task lists: You can add a task for… Read more »

Insider’s Guide to Bloc’s Online UX Design Bootcamp

Want an immersive program without sacrificing your job? Bloc is the world’s largest online UX Design Bootcamp, and has helped hundreds of grads launch new careers as developers. In this Insider’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to Bloc’s UX Design course director, who will detail Bloc’s syllabus, which includes Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, and understanding… Read more » UX Designer Shares Career Advice

As a UX Designer at, and a freelance product designer Helen, is no stranger to the industry.  She is classically trained but supplemented her education with a lot of personal work. Since then she has had the privilege to design in many industries across many mediums. During her day-to-day, she works at Shopify helping to design the… Read more »

Google Alum Shares Career Advice for UX Designers

Tamara runs a user experience driven design and development agency and mentors students in Bloc’s UX Design training program.  Prior to starting her own agency, Tamara spent four years at Google as a Senior Interaction Designer working as the lead designer for DoubleClick for Publishers, and then in education leading design for Google Classroom. Prior to… Read more »