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

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