You are a professional with deep knowledge of your discipline and craft, and have more than five years of work experience in your field. Now, you have reached a point where you want to take your career to the next level. Join an inspiring network of creative peers while solidifying your career footprint and making new connections.
Membership Fee 1,500 AED/yr
Required application documents
Access to the following services: Mentorship Programme • Workshops and Talks• Legal & Financial Advisory • Business Incubator • Showcasing opportunities• Members Directory • networking and social events • Design Resources • Member Privileges
Matches designers with 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.
Access to exclusive resources including market intelligence, research studies and business tool kits.
Discounted and preferential rates for a variety of goods and services such as materials, equipment, trainings, workshops, support services, wellness, F&B and more.