Talent Development

Programmes to expand your skills, knowledge and professional experience


DDFC provides year-round workshops and talks for all career levels. In addition to internship opportunities structured to enhance your experience and personalized one-on-one mentorships.

Members only

Internship Opportunities


  • 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:


-DDFC Members:

Student and Emerging Designer

Members only

Mentorship programme


  • Matching designers with industry specialists
  • 3-months of personalised one-on-one mentorship
  • Tangible career and personal goal development
  • Mentorship is offered in the following areas: Creative, Business Planning and Strategy, Finance, Marketing and Sales.


Who is eligible:

-DDFC Member:

Emerging Designer and Established Designer

Members only

Workshops and Talks


  • Business and creative skills topics workshops
  • Panel discussions, debates and market intelligence presentations
  • Exclusive member-only workshops and talks.


Who is eligible:

-Design Community

-DDFC Members