Services

The essential resources for designers to succeed

Legal Advisory

Benefits include:

  • Access to in-house legal experts
  • Support covering contracts, intellectual property, legal disputes and copyright laws
  • Introduction to fundamental legal practices in design

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer

Financial Advisory

Benefits include:

  • Access to in-house finance experts
  • Introduction guides and e-books on business practice, financial modelling, pricing, profit and loss statements, and managing cash flow

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer

DDFC Business Incubator

Benefits include:

  • Invitation to a specialised platform designed to promote entrepreneurship
  • Business, legal and financial advisory
  • Subsidised license fees (based on eligibility)
  • Access to shared and individual offices at accessible rates

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer

Mentorship

  • Matching with Dubai-based industry specialists
  • Up to 5 months of a personalised one-on-one mentorship
  • Tangible career and personal goal development

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer

Internship

Benefits include:

  • Connection to UAE-based companies in the design sector looking for talented and ambitious interns
  • Hand-picked design opportunities
  • Support building your CV and gaining valuable experience in your design field

Who is eligible: Student  Emerging Designer

Workshops & Events

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to members-only year-round workshops
  • Career development and training in specific design-related skills
  • Access to exclusive industry and partner events

Who is eligible: All membership types

Members Directory

Benefits include:

  • Listing in the Members Directory, a platform for DDFC members
  • Showcase professional profiles to promote your work, share news, network and build your brand

Who is eligible: All membership types

DDFC Showcase

Benefits include:

  • Local, regional and international exposure opportunities

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer

DDFC Endorsement

Benefits include:

  • Official recognition for significant contributions to the design industry
  • Promotion by DDFC to increase the reach of the designer/business

Who is eligible: Emerging Designer  Established Designer  Affiliated Professional

Open Calls & Sponsorships

  • DDFC works with key local and international stakeholders to offer members-only sponsorship opportunities and open calls

Who is eligible: Student • Emerging Designer  Established Designer