About the
UX Design Institute

About the
UX Design Institute

Our story

Our story began in 2013 when Colman Walsh founded UXTraining.com, a specialist provider of user experience and design thinking training. Hugely popular, our training arm delivers classroom-based training in cities and companies across Europe and North America.

In 2017, we established the UX Design Institute, which has a broader remit to deliver in-depth UX education and certification. Our goal is to bridge the global skills gap in UX design, and to provide a career pathway for UX designers.



  • Company established by Colman Walsh
  • The first classroom delivery of UX Foundation training course in Dublin


  • First delivery of courses to B2B clients
  • Expansion into UK market


  • Expansion into the Netherlands and Germany


  • Expansion into Belgium and USA


  • UX Design Institute established as a separate brand
  • Formation of Industry Advisory Council


  • Partnership established with Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Launch of Professional Diploma in UX Design
  • Seed funding of €500,000 secured

Student stories

From Business Analyst to UX Consultant

"I’d definitely recommend the diploma to anyone who wants to get into UX because you come out with such a valuable portfolio. The course really improved my confidence and helped me communicate better with senior stakeholders in the business.”

Azeem Butt

Leeds, United Kingdom

Azeem Butt