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 access to year-round workshops, career development, open-calls, events, mentor guidance and more.

All members have access to the following benefits:

  • Talent development (Internships, Mentorships, workshops and conferences)
  • Business support (legal and financial advisory, DDFC / Business Incubator)
  • Accreditation (DDFC endorsements and opportunities)
  • Regional/international open-calls and opportunities

Our membership base is categorised into five areas of design:

Graphics

Products

Interiors

Fashion

Architecture

Student

You are a current university student enrolled in a design programme that falls under any of the following disciplines: fashion design, product design, architecture, interior design, and graphic design (including web, digital, UX/UI, animation), or other design-related programmes. Not sure if you’re major is included here? Email us to see if you’re eligible to join.

Membership Benefits

Internships • Workshops • Events • Open-calls • Sponsorship opportunities

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 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

Membership Benefits

Members pay a minimal annual subscription fee based on their membership type.

  • 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