Membership Types

Open to all design disciplines and career levels

DDFC has four types of memberships: Student, Emerging Designer, Established Designer and Affiliated Professional. Besides joining a diverse community of like-minded peers, members have DDFC-only access to year-round workshops, career development, open calls, events, mentorship and more.

Depending on the membership type, designers have access to the following services:

  • Career development (Internship, `Mentorship, Workshops, Open Calls and Sponsorships)
  • Promotional support (Designer Directory, DDFC Showcase and DDFC Endorsement)
  • Professional advisory (Legal and Financial Advisory, DDFC Business Incubator)

Our membership base is categorised into five areas of design:

Graphics

Products

Interiors

Fashion

Architecture

Student

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

Membership Benefits

Internship  Workshops  Promotional Support  Sponsorship

Emerging Designer

You’re a design graduate or professional with less than five years of experience working full-time or freelancing.

Membership Benefits

Internship • Mentorship  Workshops Financial & Legal Advisory  DDFC Showcase  DDFC Business Incubator • DDFC Endorsement • Sponsorship • Promotional Support

Established Designer

You have at least five years of experience in your field and are a seasoned professional with deep knowledge of your craft.

Membership Benefits

Mentorship  Workshops Financial & Legal Advisory  DDFC Showcase  DDFC Business Incubator • DDFC Endorsement • Sponsorship • Promotional Support

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.

Membership Benefits

Workshops DDFC Endorsement  Promotional Support

Application Process

  1. Fill out the DDFC Membership Application form
  2. Submit application with the required documents
  3. DDFC Committee evaluates application for acceptance
  4. Applicant is notified, pays subscription fee and creates DDFC Membership profile

Membership Benefits

DDFC members pay a minimal annual subscription fee based on their membership type, which grants them access to a number of services:

  • Legal advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • DDFC Business Incubator
  • Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • DDFC Showcase
  • Endorsements
  • Sponsorship
  • Support

Student

  • Legal advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • DDFC Business Incubator
  • Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • DDFC Showcase
  • Endorsements
  • Sponsorship
  • Support

AED 400/yr

Apply

Emerging Designer

  • Legal advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • DDFC Business Incubator
  • Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • DDFC Showcase
  • Endorsements
  • Sponsorship
  • Support

AED 800/yr

Apply

Established Designer

  • Legal advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • DDFC Business Incubator
  • Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • DDFC Showcase
  • Endorsements
  • Sponsorship
  • Support

AED 1,500/yr

Apply

Affiliated Professional

  • Legal advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • DDFC Business Incubator
  • Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • DDFC Showcase
  • Endorsements
  • Sponsorship
  • Support

AED 1,000/yr

Apply