Snap Design Academy 2023

Los Angeles, CA /
Snap Design Academy /
/ On-site
The Snap Academies are nine week, summer educational programs for community college students hosted by Snap Inc., the makers of Snapchat. If accepted, you’ll get the opportunity to
+ Learn from Snap Inc. team members
+ Participate in guest speaker sessions and interactive workshops with Snap team members 
+ Connect one-on-one with Snap mentors
+ Develop a portfolio and network
+ Refine your professional skills

Quick Facts:
+ Receive an academy scholarship to develop your skills!
+ Designed for community college (or recent transfer) students
+ Spend Monday - Friday learning from June 20, 2023 to August 16, 2023
+ Snap Design Academy is held in-person at the Snap Offices in Santa Monica, CA
+ 15 Scholars per Snap Academy

Our Snap Design Academy is looking to build a cohort of 15 aspirational students with solid professional experience in creative content development (including but not limited to images, videos, graphics, typography, web projects, etc.). Experience with using design software with layout or interface design is a huge plus. This academy will provide scholars with the opportunity to participate in custom, creative workshops, fireside chats, and receive mentorship from Snap Inc. team members.

If you’re passionate about learning, then we’re talking to you! 

What you'll do:

    • Design vector graphics to create consistent, cohesive, and scalable graphics
    • Create balanced, expressive compositions that effectively convey information
    • Deepen vocabulary for collaboration and navigating feedback with creation
    • Develop engaging visuals and an ability to convey information in a persuasive way
    • Demonstrate knowledge of designing for user experience and user interface
    • Serve as a Snap Academy ambassador for future cohorts!

Our ideal Academy Scholar cohort member is:

    • 18 years of age or older
    • Aligned with Snap Inc.’s mission, values and voice. Learn more at
    • A creative with a passion for design
    • Open to sharing examples of creative content (including but not limited to images, videos, graphics, typography, web projects, etc.)
    • Enthusiastic about furthering their communication skills
    • Passionate about learning with a growth-oriented mindset
    • A curious mind that loves to ask questions while understanding the value of deep listening

It's a bonus if you have:

    • Experience or exposure to design in the form of on-the-job experience, cousewok, or online courses in Graphic Design, Typography, Prototyping, DesignThinking, Design History, User Experience, User Interface, Web Design, Illustration, or Video Editing
    • Experience using design software with layout or interface design including but not limited to Adobe InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, After Effects, Premiere, Unity, Figma, Sketch, or Affinity