What is the in5 Membership?


in5 Membership is a platform that gives designers of all disciplines and career levels access to a comprehensive suite of benefits for promotion, talent development and business support: from advisement and internship programs structured to enhance your opportunities, to personalized one-on-one mentorships and greater exposure to industry pioneers, professional workshops and training sessions to hone your skills and check in with best practice, access to partner business incubators, which provides your with business, legal and financial advisory,  and local & international showcasing opportunities.

Membership Benefits


Besides joining a diverse community of like-minded peers, members have access to year-round workshops, talent development, events, mentor guidance and more.

All members have access to the following benefits:

-Talent development (Internship opportunities, Mentorship programme, workshops and talks)

-Business support (legal and financial advisory, Business Incubator)

-Promotion (Showcasing opportunities, Members Directory, networking and social events)

-Design Resources

-Member Privileges (Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services)

Application Process


  1. Fill the online application form
  2. Attach required documents
  3. Application will be evaluated by DDFC committee
  4. Applicant will be notified by email and the applicant’s profile will be active on DDFC’s website

DDFC Membership Annual Fees


  • Student AED 400
  • Emerging Designer AED 800
  • Established Designer AED 1500
  • Affiliated Professional AED 1000

Membership Type


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

Membership Type

Emerging Designer

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

Membership Type

Established Designer

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

Membership Type

Affiliated Professional

You are a professional with an expertise or services that support the design industry.