Designer Certification

Join the global network of designers who use the TIME Studios Design Studio.

Ready to become a TIME Sites Certified Designer? Build and submit a website for us to review!

If you want the world to know that you have completed our TIME Sites Basics course, or if you have already been designing and building awesome websites using the TIME Sites Design Studio, our TIME Sites Designer Certification program is for you. And it’s completely free!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Build a website in the TIME Sites Design Studio according to our specifications.
  2. Submit your finished website to us at
  3. One of our TIME Sites Master Designers will review your work—live online (on all devices) and in the TIME Sites app.
  4. If the Master Designer finds that your website has met all of our evaluation criteria, you’ll get a TIME Sites Certified Designer badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile and a digital certificate of completion (PDF).
  5. ​ If your website does not meet all of our evaluation criteria, you’ll receive feedback and will have an opportunity to revise and resubmit it.

As a TIME Sites Certified Designer, you’ll join our network of talented people who use our platform to make cool digital experiences. Once you’re in this TIME Sites network, we may refer our clients to you when they need help building websites, or reach out to you directly when we need help with our own projects.

Take your web design career to the next level with TIME Sites!


We recommend you complete our TIME Sites Basics course​ before you build the website for your TIME Sites Designer Certification. In addition to the videos on this tutorials site, you might want to check out our support center​ or download some handy Chrome extensions.

While you are building your certification website in TIME Sites, feel free to reach out to our Customer Success team using the in-app support chat (lower right corner of the UI). We’re happy to answer your questions or resolve technical difficulties. But, don’t expect us to build your site for you! ;)


Find a restaurant website that you like and rebuild at least two pages of it using the TIME Sites Design Studio. You can pick any restaurant you like, but at minimum, you must design and build the restaurant’s home page and one menu page.

We recommend you choose a restaurant that has its menu online along with lots of images of the location or their food, so that you can easily use these assets to rebuild the site in TIME Sites.

Your website for the restaurant can mimic the design of the existing site, or you can make improvements (large or small). Or, since you’re using the powerful TIME Sites Design Studio, you can create a brand new and exciting version of it. We appreciate innovation and creativity so long as it’s appropriately tempered with clarity and usability.

Here are some restaurant websites that we think would make good candidates for a TIME Sites Designer Certification project:

Evaluation Criteria

Your final live website must include the following:

  • Home page
  • Menu page
  • Navigation
  • Button linking home page to menu page
  • Favicon
  • Social media image
  • Website description

Additionally, when we examine your site in the TIME Sites Design Studio, it must follow best practices for building websites. Therefore, the following must be true:

  • Text is styled using Global Styles
  • All buttons and links have hover states
  • All text is legible (even on hover)
  • Website is fully responsive across all device modes
  • Website links work and page loads quickly
  • Website is functional, legible, usable, and aesthetically appropropriate

Once you’ve designed, built and published your website, send us an email at with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Preferred contact information
  • URL of the existing restaurant website you chose
  • URL of your newly-minted TIME Sites certification website

And then...tell us a little about you! We would love to know why you chose the restaurant you did, where you live, what you like, your favorite font, your favorite movie--whatever you’d like to share! And, of course, let us know why you want to become a TIME Sites Certified Designer.

Good luck!