Tanasha Juarez, Squarespace Design Student

One of my favorite aspects of the course is definitely the community. With the setup that is currently in place (i.e. Slack) there are no tiers or hierarchies built in which was extremely helpful for me as a beginner. I’m not sure if it was intentionally built that way but all conversations are open and inclusive which has been HUGE for me as a novice. Taco rewards are genius as well. I think those were vital to the foundation of support, inclusivity, and conversation. The conversational style of Shawn, Gabriel, and Puno has been insanely refreshing also. I’m a big online class taker and as you know it’s easy in those situations to get into a top-down conversational style but the way all of you stay relatable in tone makes it feel like chatting with friends.

As someone with zero design and website experience, the video content and instruction was soo good for converting Brine into Pedro that I was able to fully execute in a weekend. Again, HUGE for me as a beginner. I was shouting from the rooftops! Level 2 was tough in a good way, it forced me to really pay attention and rewatch.
— Tanasha Juarez, Squarespace Design Student