Rules

Here you can find the rules and submission criteria for how we select a winning project. New design briefs will be released at the beginning of each month. Submit your designs by the 3rd Friday of the month for your chance to win an interview at an incredible company. Winners and Runners Up will be announced on social media by the end of the month.

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Judges

Dream Projects judges are hand selected from our growing community of Designers, Developers, Researchers and Product Managers. We thoroughly vet each judge and their contribution to the field of Product Design. If you are interested in becoming a judge please contact us here.

  • Timothy McAullife

    Google
    Creative Lead
  • Erin LeForce

    Work & Co.
    Design Lead
  • Adam Perlis

    Academy
    CEO
  • Dave Tupper

    Airbnb
    Design Manager
  • Katherine Wong

    Fantasy Interactive
    Sr. UX Designer
  • Sergio Vilatimo

    AKQA
    Fmr. CD
  • Aliya Maria Baptista

    Interaction Designer
    Google
  • Joshua Williams

    R/GA
    ACD
  • Stuart Thursby

    Stack Creative
    Founder
  • Lucas Coelho

    Roam
    Head of Design
  • Sadhvu Sharma

    BCG Digital Ventures
    Experience Designer
  • Ryan Donahue

    Zendesk
    VP Design
  • James Moriarty

    Draft Kings
    Dir. UX
  • Axel Johnston

    Air France
    Head of Design

Criteria

Dream Projects judges will review each submission and determine a score on a scale of 1 to 3 based on the following criteria:

25%

Usability

25%

Strategy / Process

40%

Visual Design

10%

Originality/Creativity

Prizes

Dream Projects is meant to prepare you for your next role. Winners will receive an interview with a top tier company.

Winner

As the Winner, you will earn recognition in the community for being among the top level talent in the industry. You will be guaranteed an interview with the listed partnering company. Only one winner will be named for each monthly Dream Project.

Runner Up

As a Runner Up, you will earn recognition in the design community for being a rising star in the industry. Your work will be shared with the listed partnering company for consideration for an interview. Only five people will be announced as Runners Up for each monthly Dream Project.

Nominee

As a Nominee, you have taken the first step to building a better body of work and have increased your chances of getting hired exponentially. While Nominees do not receive a guaranteed prize, from time to time the Dream Projects team may proactively share their work with partnering companies.