Dubai Design & Fashion Council
For recent graduates and young professionals just starting out, advisory and business support is crucial to establish the right career path. DDFC Membership offers emerging designers the tools they need to get ahead and stay ahead in a competitive industry.
Membership Fee 800 AED/yr
Required application documents:
Access to the following services: Internship Opportunities • Mentorship Programme • Workshops and Talks • Financial & Legal Advisory • Business Incubator • Showcasing Opportunities • Members Directory • Networking and Social events •Design Resources • Member Privileges.
Connects designers with leading companies in the design sector looking for talented and ambitious interns to provide the right opportunities to build their CVs and gain valuable experience in their field.
Matches designers with Dubai-based industry specialists for a 3 month, personalized, one-on-one mentorship programme. The sessions are focused towards tangible career and personal development goals and are aimed at enriching designers’ careers.
Access to a variety of workshops and training sessions for design sector professionals developed by DDFC and its partners. Workshops and talks will cover a variety of subjects from business, creative skills to debates, panel discussions and market intelligence.
DDFC partners with legal firms to offer members one-on-one Legal Advisory sessions. Designers can get the fundamental legal support they need regarding contracts, intellectual property, legal disputes and copyright laws.
Year-round, members will be able to submit their work for the chance to be featured in various platforms such as DDFC events, digital channels, exhibitions and pop-ups through a series of open-calls.
The Members Directory allows members to showcase their professional profiles to promote their work, share their news and network. Visitors may search for members by name and/or discipline. The Designer Directory is Dubai’s main portal to search for talent, recruit and learn about the design sector.
Social gatherings offer networking opportunities to connect with fellow creative peers and experts from the design community.
Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services such as materials, equipment, trainings, workshops, support services, wellness, F&B and more.