Design residency

Your dream
design opportunity

Work on exciting projects with startups. Get personalized mentorship. Be part of an exclusive design community.
Learn more

Why join the design residency?

🔮 Work on exciting projects

Design amazing products with innovative startups. Work on contract-based projects with excellent pay. Diversify your design experience by working with startups across different domains.

Companies who have hired from us in the past

🚀 Accelerate your professional growth

Supercharge your professional growth and unlock new heights in your product design career with our transformative program curriculum tailored for aspiring designers.

🚀 Accelerate your professional growth

Attend our live workshops & masterclasses across our ongoing programs, such as the Product Design Fellowship and User Research Fellowship. Request personalized mentorship sessions from our list of mentors.

🤝 Join a curated design community

Join an exclusive community of designers at ownpath, where you'll get to exchange ideas, learn from each other, attend in-person events, and develop your professional network.


Unlock your next design opportunity


Get mentorship from senior designers and leaders


Here's how it works


Apply to the program

If your profile is a good fit, you will be invited to interview with us, followed by an interview with our hiring partner. In select cases, we might present a design challenge.


Receive an offer

If selected, you will receive an offer with an attractive pay package. The offer includes access to our masterclasses, workshops, community events, and coaching sessions.


Begin your residency

Tenures typically last 3-6 months. Extensions will be offered upon evaluation by ownpath and our hiring partners, based on performance and progress.

Talk to us
Apply now

What can you get from this program?


All-access pass to live workshops, masterclasses, and community events at ownpath

Be part of our ongoing programs, such as the Product Design Fellowship and User Research Fellowship. You can also request for personalized sessions with our list of mentors.


Attractive pay package

You will be paid a monthly contract fee based on your experience, expertise, and the industry partner you’ll be working with.

Opportunity to work with curated & exciting startups

Work with our industry partners to design amazing products. This is a great opportunity to explore new domains and refresh your design skills!

Apply here!

Hear from our previous designers-in-residence

Ready to dive in? ✨

The Design Residency is a wonderful opportunity to explore new domains, gain a lucrative contract fee, and accelerate your growth.

Have any questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of opportunities can I expect?
How can I get started?
What kind of growth can I expect at ownpath?
How much can I earn?
Wall of love

Stuff people say about us