Advance your practice, develop a network and promote your work

Applications are now open for 2017

DDFC Membership is an application-based platform for design students and professionals looking to learn, connect, grow and establish themselves in the UAE.

Design students and professionals get access to work placements, personalised mentorships, legal and financial advisory and many other career-focused offerings.

There are also year-round members-only opportunities to attend workshops and showcase work on regional and international platforms.

How do I become a member?

DDFC has four types of memberships: Student, Emerging Designer, Established Designer and Affiliated Professional. Find out if you are eligible to join our community.

Design Directory

A powerful creative network of DDFC members. Promote your work, raise your profile and build your personal brand.

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You’re a current university student enrolled in a design-related programme.

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Emerging Designer

You are a recent design grad or professional with less than five years of work experience.

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Established Designer

You have at least five years of professional experience under your belt and a deep knowledge of your craft.

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Affiliated Professional

You are a seasoned professional with a strong background in a creative field and something significant to add to the DDFC Membership pool.