We create talented developers, web designers and creatives to meet the ever increasing needs of the Cincinnati startup and tech community.

What is Revved?

REVVED is a series of classes to teach the latest in tech and creative skills including coding and design. Classes are held for 3-6 hours per week, with each topic being covered in 1-3 month sessions. REVVED’s curriculum is built upon Project Based Learning, building your applicable skills quickly and providing each student with real world experience.

Offerings

Current Courses

Beginning HTML for Designers

We believe that when a designer understands what it takes to bring their work to life, the quality of their product improves. Designing for the web is not just about pretty pictures, communicating emotion, or making a statement — it involves flexibility in the ways content is consumed, meeting the expectations of visitors, and embracing the constraints of the web. The goal of Beginning HTML For Designers is to give designers the hands­-on HTML & CSS training necessary for them to understand the process of bringing their Photoshop visions to life.

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Prerequisites

We would prefer if everyone used a Mac, but we also want to buy the world a Coke. It’s probably not realistic. You should have a laptop computer, experience with (and a copy of) Adobe Photoshop (any recent version), and some familiarity with designing websites. You may have even opened Dreamweaver before — but hopefully never again.

If you have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS – demonstrated by building a few simple websites – you may want to skip the beginner class.

Instructors

Bobby Uhlenbrock (Ample), Rob Sloan (Ample)

Cost

$1,500/individual - Contact us for Organization/Group pricing. $500 Non-Refundable deposit required upon admission. Balance paid in two equal installments prior to first and sixth classes.

When

Starting March 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Where

All classes are held on campus at Xavier University.

Storytelling

Story is a hot topic right now, in everything from advertising, to entrepreneurial ventures, to lifestyle design, but why? Telling stories is not only the oldest form of high communication, but is actually the only way we can process information. It’s a fundamental building block of how we relate to one another, and business is a hopeless endeavor without it. The goal of this course is to give you insight into humans’ best and only way of grasping meaning out of all the noise, as well as train you to use this insight practically in your field!

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Prerequisites

We will be researching, writing, and editing images during this class so bring a computer with you. It is best if you have working knowledge of Photoshop or another image editing tool. Nothing fancy, but you will have several projects that will need to be presented to the class. And words just won’t cut it.

Instructors

Daniel Armstrong (Epipheo), Jason Heaton (Epipheo), Levi Bethune (Epipheo)

Cost

$1,500/individual - Contact us for Organization/Group pricing. $500 Non-Refundable deposit required upon admission. Balance paid in two equal installments prior to first and sixth classes.

When

Starting March 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Where

All classes are held on campus at Xavier University.

Upcoming Courses

Advanced HTML for Designers

By the end of the advanced course, the designers should feel comfortable building their design start to finish, including responsive methodologies, with Bootstrap. We’ll also cover a new process for creating designs for the web which embrace a mobile­first philosophy, advanced CSS, basic Javascript interactions and a crash course in browser testing.

Clear Visual Storytelling

A story is clear when it “paints a picture in your mind”. This is the goal of every marketer, designer, orator, and teacher. Your audience should leave with an understanding of how things should play out from now on. It’s an image they can describe and defend. A vision. In this class, you will dive into practical training on telling visual stories, and learn to apply this understanding to any medium. From freeing your Keynote from cringe-inducing clip-art, to laying out a storyboard with elegance, our visual storytellers can help you tell stories that work.

Instructors

Adam Daniel

Adam is currently the CTO of REPP and has more than 15 years of application development under his belt. He has spent the last year architecting and building REPP as a full stack Node.js implementation.

Charlie Key

Charlie currently works at Modulus - a company completely built on Node.js. In the past 5 years he's built web applications for a number of fortune 500 companies.

Bobby Uhlenbrock

Bobby is the technology partner at Ample, a boutique digital marketing and product development agency. His 15­ year career includes being the lead designer of all online media for Valvoline while at Coactive, and two years of e­commerce experience at Frontgate before transitioning to development as the Senior Web Developer in charge of technical strategy while at Barefoot BBDO.

Rob Sloan

Rob is a creative partner at Ample. His hiring at HyperQuake began a pilgrimage of designers that quickly built the little shop to prominence. Today he miraculously walks the line between designer and developer, leads by example and is growing an impressive beard

Daniel Armstrong

Daniel is the Director of Design at Epipheo in Cincinnati, where he leads a team of storytellers working with some of the biggest companies in the world. As he gained experience working in everything from the toy industry (Little Tikes) to P&G to design agencies, (tool. inc.) he reinforced his view that people only understand...anything, through story.

Jason Heaton

Jason Heaton, a Cincinnati native, studied Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design. After graduating, he went on to Moonbot Studios, where he worked on the Academy Award winning short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Levi Bethune

Levi Bethune specializes in visual storytelling, working as the Director of Brand Communication at Epipheo, in Cincinnati, where he was responsible for much of the original voice of the company.

Where?

Our classes are held at:

Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
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What Do I Get Out Of Revved?

Credibility

Instruction from industry leaders who have proven track records.

Networking

Connections with some of the leaders of the Cincinnati startup community.

Opportunities

Project based learning, which has the opportunity to lead to freelance or full-time work.

Valuable skills

Knowledge of the skills in high-demand locally and nationwide.

In the Loop

Our faculty are engrained in the startup community.

Meet Up

Inter-class networking - meet like-minded individuals.




Got Questions?

Have questions or would like some more information? Please send us an email at info@revved.co.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the online application:
HTML for Designers Storytelling

Step 2: We'll review your information and make sure you meet any prerequisites

Step 3: You'll receive an acceptance email with information of what comes next

Because of the high demand and limited space, all applicants must apply for admission.
We work on a first-come-first-served basis with the caveat that the applicant have the appropriate pre-requisite knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my time commitment?

The more time you put into REVVED, the more you’ll get out of it. For “Beginning HTML for Designers” we expect you to spend approximately 6-10 hours per week outside of class. Classes are held twice a week for 3 hours in the evening, one hour of class will be used for project work and questions with instructors.

How much does REVVED cost?

Each class varies based on the length of the session.

How does payment work?

Once you’ve been accepted to your REVVED class you will put down a 10% non-refundable deposit. 50% of your balance is due at least 7-days prior to the start of your session, with the remaining 50% due prior to the half-way point of your session.

What is your refund policy?

If you drop out prior to the beginning of the second week class, you will receive a full refund, excluding your non-refundable deposit.

Can I participate in REVVED with a full-time job?

Definitely. We think that REVVED can benefit your full-time job.

HOW TECH-SAVVY DO I NEED TO BE?

This all depends on the subject of each session. For each session we have a list of prerequisites as well as a skills quiz as part of each application, which ensure that you are best setup for success.

What do I need for class?

You must bring your own laptop to class that has the ability to install applications on.