IxDF Mentor Marketplace

Designed and shipped MVP of a self-service platform that enabled 152 mentoring sessions (95% of all bootcamp students) in the first 2 months.

Screen showing Mentor Marketplace
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IxDF Students needed 1:1 UX Mentoring sessions. To achieve ROI, it would have to be fully automated—connecting, scheduling, verifying sessions and paying Mentors with no administration.


Designed and shipped Mentor Marketplace from napkin sketch to MVP in 6 weeks.


  • Nadya, Director of Bootcamps
  • Yulia, Operations
  • Jens, Back End Developer
  • Hasan, Front End Developer


  • Research—interviews w/ Admins, Mentors
  • Definition—breadboards, sequence diagrams
  • Design—high-fidelity screens, user testing, 3x iterations
  • Documentation—imperative for international team, post MVP iterations
  • Testing—QA and user testing


Shipped feature on time. 152 mentoring sessions (95% of all bootcamp students) automated end-to-end in the first 2 months .