Always want to learn React and Framer X but couldn't find time?

Join us this November!

Together with other designers, you’ll learn React and Framer X, build nifty prototypes, apply it to your own work, and win cool prizes!

I call this React + Framer Challenge. It’s a one-of-a-kind workshop that gives you the kick you need.

It’s designed with your busy schedule in mind. You wouldn’t have to block off days for learning and worry about getting behind on your work. Just continue with your busy life, but take a break from Netflix for a month (or video games, youtube spirals or social media). Your future self will thank you!

It’s practical and hands-on. You are encouraged to apply what you’d learn to your own work as soon as possible. So it wouldn’t be carving time out of your work, it’d be actually counted as the work. Hit two birds with one stone!

You’ll learn with your peers in a friendly and engaging environment. Have a question? Chances are that another challenger has a quick answer!

What do you think? Join us and make this November your most productive month ever for learning!

  • November 4 - December 1, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Early bird registration: by midnight October 25, 2019
  • Standard registration: by midnight November 3, 2019

React + Framer Challenge is a great way to get started on coding as a designer. I’ll carefully selected JS/React topics that are necessary for your daily work, and teach in a visual way to help you understand and remember. The direct goal is to build cool micro interactions and prototypes. The content is curated and tailored for you and only you, designers!

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Programming experience is NOT required to enter this challenge. Experience in HTML/CSS will be helpful but you don’t need to be an expert.

How does it work?

  • I’ll prepare course videos and release to you over time. Watch them at your own time.
  • We’ll have a video call every week. I’ll sync up everyone’s progress and answer questions.
  • Complete the homework and get creative on your final project
  • Join Slack, submit your homework and chat with fellow designers
  • By the end of the challenge, we select the award winner and finalists based on the final projects you submit.

What will I build?

There are 5 sample projects and 11 assignments. Each of them covers an aspect of the necessary knowledge that you’d need to build your own prototypes. Here are just some examples:

You’ll be required to submit a final project. Here are some submissions from previous students.

How much time do I need to commit?

Roughly 1 hour per day for 4 weeks. But of course, the more time you invest in, the more you’ll learn, and the more likely you’d win the awards!

I want you to be serious about it and really invest the effort and time to learn. Squeeze some time from playing games or watching TVs. Your future self will thank you!

How to Join?

Registration is closed, sorry! 😢 You can enroll in the self-paced course, which includes the content covered in the challenge and more.

Also, I might offer similar events in the near future. Enter your email to join the waiting list:

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I’ve seriously learned 10x more in the last 4 weeks than in the last 8 months trying to learn Framer on my own!
Kevin Cannon
Product Designer, Pitch
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I never expected to be able to get to such a point since I started from 0 knowledge about it.
Edoardo Fusaro
UX Designer, Adidas
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Final Project & Awards 🏆


1 Winner ($700+ value)

  • All courses on
    • Prototyping with React + Framer: Starship ($299 value)
    • React 101 for designers ($99 value)
    • React Native for designers ($139 value)
    • Framer UI animation: Toggle ($59 value)
  • Framer 1-year individual license ($144 value, new users only)
  • Showcase on

4 Finalists ($299 value)

  • Prototyping with React + Framer: Starship ($299 value)
  • Showcase on

All Challengers

  • Upgrade to the Starship course for only $49 ($250 value)
  • 20% Off the first year of Framer subscription (new users only)

How to submit

  • Step 1: decide what to build (start thinking about this from NOW!)
  • Step 2: create the prototype!
  • Step 3: prepare a submission package
  • Step 4: tweet the submission package with hash tag #ReactFramerChallengeSubmit,

Important dates

  • Sunday, December 1 - Stop accepting submissions
  • on or before December 9 - Announce award winners

Submission package

A submission includes:

  • The prototype you build (of course): CodeSandbox link or .framerx file
  • A short demo video (<10 seconds, no sound, unless your prototype requires sound)
  • A short description/post (optional, but would be a nice addition to your portfolio too!)
    • Design decisions you’ve made
    • How did you apply what you’ve learn in the course?

Winner selection criteria

We’ll select winners based on the combination of: popularity, aesthetics, creativity and most importantly, how effectively the course materials are applied.

There’s no limitation of what type of app you’d design. It’s really about how you put together what you’ve learned in a great package and show it to the world.

It’s up to you whether to use Framer X or not. Framer API is a requirement since that’s something I’ve spent most of my time in the course videos.

Project ideas

Ideally, select something that you need to build at your work. Hit two birds with one stone!

Check out Student Work Showcase for some ideas!


This page

I’ll use this page as the main communication channel throughout the program. Everything should be on this page and I’ll keep it up-to-date. Be sure to bookmark it!


I’ll invite you to a private Slack for this challenge.


I’ll email you important information from time to time along this program. The subjects of all the emails will start with “[React+Framer Challenge]”. Please take a moment to find these emails, if they are in Spam or Promotion tabs, moving them to Inbox will help you see them better during the challenge.

Rights and Terms

I’m not a lawyer. I wrote the terms below to my best ability but there mostly likely are mistakes or inaccuracies. I believe that we will all act on good will and everything will go fine 🤞. As a teacher, I’d like to help you learn as much as you could, and create your best work throughout the program. That’s all!

By participating in this program, you agree to the following:

  • You own all the rights of your work.
  • You authorize jimu Labs Inc. (Linton’s little firm) to display your works on social media and websites.
  • We won’t use your design or code in any ways (other than showcasing your work) without your further, written permission.
  • You won’t violate any laws or other people’s rights. You won’t do any damage to anyone. Otherwise, jimu Labs or Linton will not be responsible for any damage you or what you create would do.

Alright! Join here and have fun! 🥳🎉🍻

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