fostering a community of designers at UCLA


what is designathon?

Designathon is a day-long event hosted by Bruin Entrepreneurs and Creative Labs with the goal of fostering a community of designers at UCLA.

Join us on Saturday, April 28th, for a day of learning and practicing design through a series of talks and friendly competition.

Student designers and creatives from diverse backgrounds and skill levels are invited to participate. We're excited to bring you a series of keynotes and workshops.

Work in teams to create in a 3 hour competition and get feedback from designers to win prizes and learn more about opportunities in the industry.


Saturday, April 28th

09:00 AM

sign in

09:30 AM

opening ceremony

10:00 AM

breakout sessions

12:00 PM


01:00 PM


04:00 PM

panel / judging

05:00 PM



10 AM - 11 AM / Creative Strategy: Fire Mixtapes / Gina, Sonia, Emmy

This workshop will introduce product design and personal branding through a series of fun, interactive exercises. We’ll be going over how to elevate your brand to through consistency, trust and valuing your audience. Join us to creatively strategize and design your next *fire* mixtape drop.

10 AM - 11 AM / Design Sprints / Maicol

Maicol is a product designer by trade, currently focused on facilitating Design Sprints for startups. His career highlights include working with a handful of startups for the past five years and most recently concluding a two-year contract at Riot Games as a UX Designer.

11 AM - 12 PM / How to Create & Pitch a Creative Campaign / Digital Operative

Run by the digital marketing agency behind Bobble’s creative campaign, this workshop will take you from the initial brief through creative brainstorming, refining and building upon your ideas. The workshop will end with tips on how to express and market those concepts in a client-friendly language by a company that has done so on an industry level.

11 AM - 12 PM / Designation 101: Intro to UI&UX Design / Rishabh Agarwall

Industry veteran, recent UCLA alum, Creative Labs founder, and Facebook UI Engineer Rishabh will provide up-to-date insights on how to succeed as a designer. This workshop will discuss how to go from brainstorming an idea to thinking about user needs and building a product that wins hearts.



What kind of software or design experience do I need?

How will teams work for the contest?

Will there be prizes for the contest?

What kind of workshops will there be?

Is there a dress code?

Will there be food provided?


Workshops: No software or prior experience needed for the workshops. Competition: Graphic Design track - Any Adobe Creative tools UI/UX / Product Design track - Sketches can be done through free online software such as Figma or on paper

Come with a team, or join our team facilitation sessions during lunch. Teams must be no more than 2-3 people.

Software and hardware prizes include: Intuous Drawing Tablet Amazon Alexa Devices 1 Year of Adobe Creative Cloud

See above

Casual dress code.

We will be providing lunch and snacks throughout the event.